This was Secora's very first junior ranger badge and she took it VERY seriously
Campsites are packed together, which this picture doesn't quite convey adequately, but everyone is on top of each other. This is the only night anyone picked up any ticks (Secora got two), but we didn't hike at all here and I'm convinced they were from the multitude of leash-less dogs wandering around everyone's sites rather than the woods.
We had planned to spend some time in Nashville, but didn't know exactly what we wanted to do. I looked around online while we were driving and Pancake Pantry had been featured on Man vs. Food and looked like something that would make the kids happy. Unfortunately, when we arrive the line was literally down the block
They could be the best pancakes in the world, but no way were we gonna keep three cranky and hungry kids in a line that long.
A block away, we spotted the Fido coffee house.
This is an old pet supply store that's been converted to a cafe. They also sell pancakes, and there was a line, but not one that wrapped around the block. We tromped in with our shorts and t-shirts, three kids and lack of tattoos or facial piercings, so we didn't quite fit in with all the other hipsters there, but they were nice just the same.
Instead of table numbers, you get assigned a dog while you're waiting for your order. Princess is a 4 year old bulldog who likes anything chewable and has impeccable taste.
As we were walking through downtown, we spotted the most perfect jacket ever for Josh
bannock. Similar to the apple crisp on day one, I mixed up the dry ingredients for this at home, then just added coconut oil, water and peaches at the campsite and mixed it all up in the bag.
Sedona and Secora found a lady bug to visit with for the evening while we were cooking dinner
Before long, it was time to crawl back into the tent for bed. Day 5 was slated to bring....drumroll, please......shower day!! We did washcloth wipe downs, but we aren't "take a shower everyday while in the woods" kind of people. We were looking forward to showers the next morning though. We also had plans to go in Mammoth Cave and drive to Great Smoky Mountains. Lots more fun was in store!