So, it's the first day of Spring, and I'm posting snow pictures. But I figure that since this was a Spring Break trip, it still qualifies as Spring. Yeah. Let's go with that. For the last 4 days of the kids' Spring Break, we decided to take a family road trip to the Smoky Mountains. We rented a (very large!) cabin with no internet, a game room to keep us busy, a hot tub to keep us warm, and a spectacular view!

The Rocks of Doom. That's how I will forever refer to them. The day started out easily enough. No oil leaks this time. No flat tires. Just get up and ride. Our first destination was High Point, a scenic overlook at the top of moderately difficult...

  We got up early, but a small oil leak delayed us. We didn't bring extra oil (lesson #1), so we realized a quick trip to the nearest store had to happen first. By nearest, I mean a 20 minute one-way trip down a gravel county...

Alex and I spent our birthday weekend in the mountains with family, extended family, and some good friends. My brother proposed this idea of riding 4-wheelers through the mountains on trails specifically for ATVs, and I thought he was crazy. Then the more I thought...