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Old 11-05-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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Ok we need some help from those that know. We are looking for a place to spend 7-10 days from Dec 26-Jan 3. There are 3 families with kids from 12-19 and we all live Atlanta. Our dilemma is do we go south/west for warmth or north for snow/ish. I mention the kids because most are boys that are very active hence get board after a day or two with just relaxing. Availability of different activities is a must. We are not really a snow skiing group but would do that for a couple of days. This will be our 1st attempt traveling together during the winter for we basically spend 3 months together during the summer as all of our boys play sports together and we have travelled together for extended vacations 10+ times. 10 hours is about the ceiling for travel from Atl and here in lies the problem. We don't want to spend the majority/half the time on the road for obvious reasons. Any help would be appreciated. All of us have TT ranging from 27' to 40'.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:37 AM   #2
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Fort wilderness at Disney is always a good option.
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May be too close to home, but Smokey Mtns Nat park may be good. Certainly plenty to do, Christmas lights are nice, chance of snow down low and almost guaranteed up higher. We did it a couple of yrs ago with 19 of us and it was a blast.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:13 AM   #4
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May be too close to home, but Smokey Mtns Nat park may be good. Certainly plenty to do, Christmas lights are nice, chance of snow down low and almost guaranteed up higher. We did it a couple of yrs ago with 19 of us and it was a blast.
We are actually from Maryville TN originally and thought the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area was an option but we personally have not been there in about 15 years so. Where did you stay?
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Yeah but might feel guilty going to Universal and staying at Disney. The boys would not be caught dead in Disney now. Well dead I would have to drag them then.
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We are actually from Maryville TN originally and thought the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area was an option but we personally have not been there in about 15 years so. Where did you stay?
We just got back from the FROG rally in Pigeon Forge. Spent 8 days at Riverbend Campground and would highly recommend it. The owner, Rex, is a super nice guy.

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Old 11-05-2014, 10:19 AM   #7
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Ok we need some help from those that know. We are looking for a place to spend 7-10 days from Dec 26-Jan 3. There are 3 families with kids from 12-19 and we all live Atlanta. Our dilemma is do we go south/west for warmth or north for snow/ish. I mention the kids because most are boys that are very active hence get board after a day or two with just relaxing. Availability of different activities is a must. We are not really a snow skiing group but would do that for a couple of days. This will be our 1st attempt traveling together during the winter for we basically spend 3 months together during the summer as all of our boys play sports together and we have travelled together for extended vacations 10+ times. 10 hours is about the ceiling for travel from Atl and here in lies the problem. We don't want to spend the majority/half the time on the road for obvious reasons. Any help would be appreciated. All of us have TT ranging from 27' to 40'.
Might not work for you this year as it clearly violates the 10 hour travel rule. But, you may want to consider a winter trip out west. We have snow skiing available (6 resorts) and within a four hour drive from there four National Parks with some of the countries most beautiful scenery you'd ever want to see. Might be worth thinking about
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Might not work for you this year as it clearly violates the 10 hour travel rule. But, you may want to consider a winter trip out west. We have snow skiing available (6 resorts) and within a four hour drive from there four National Parks with some of the countries most beautiful scenery you'd ever want to see. Might be worth thinking about
First off awesome pics.

Second of all "10 hour rule"???

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Sorry Turbs, OP wanted to stay within 10 hours of home. "10 hours is about the ceiling for travel from Atl"
Thanks for compliment on the pics. We have a pretty unique situation here with the mountains and deserts so close. I just love playing in the "backyard" year round. Hopefully photos help others to decide this might be a pretty great place to visit
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Sorry Turbs, OP wanted to stay within 10 hours of home. "10 hours is about the ceiling for travel from Atl"
Thanks for compliment on the pics. We have a pretty unique situation here with the mountains and deserts so close. I just love playing in the "backyard" year round. Hopefully photos help others to decide this might be a pretty great place to visit
You put 'backyard' in quotes, but is that what your backyard looks like? Wow! That is awe inspiring to say the least!
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