DISCLAIMER: Special thanks to the awesome folks at RiverStone Resort in Pigeon Forge, for agreeing to host my family.
The "Midlife Mommy" family is about to embark on a new adventure. One that will take us many miles from home. One that will be filled with lots of sun and fun. One that will, on the outside, look like any other trip to the Smokies, but this will not be your typical family vacation, this is serious business... we are going to drop our only daughter off for college, four hours away from home. *gasp*
While my brain is telling me to wrap her in bubble wrap and hide her away in a tower, my heart is telling me to just enjoy the next few days with her and hope like hell the job we all did in raising her will be enough.
We only have ten more days. Ten days to make a few more memories together. Ten days to teach her all the things she needs to know to survive on her own, without me. Ten more days to remind her how much we love her. Ten more days for her to unload the dishwasher. (She's way better than her brother) Ten short days and my baby will be gone for at least three months.
Instead of sticking my head in the sand, pretending this isn't going to happen, I am embracing the future with open arms. I'm not saying I am not concerned for her (but mostly myself), I am, rightfully so, but I refuse to allow the fear to stop me. These next few days will be full of love, laughs and lots of memories, starting at the amazing RiverStone Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN.
Nestled in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, the RiverStone Resort is a first class getaway destination, packed with tons of amenities... a full service spa, a game room, a fitness center, an indoor pool, an outdoor lazy river, a playground for the kids and a riverside picnic and BBQ area. The only thing you need to go out for, is food.
Each luxurious condo at RiverStone features a fully furnished full size kitchen, a full size washer and dryer, large flat screen TVs, an elegant stone fireplace, free wifi, beautiful scenic views from your private balcony and a spacious floor plan with ample closet space. With floor plans featuring one to four bedrooms, there is sure to be a condo to fit your family's needs, if a condo isn't your "thing", no worries, they also have a cabin that sleeps four.
With all the things one has to be worried about when letting go of their favorite daughter (my only daughter), I am glad I won't have to be concerned about the little things, while secluded in the heart of Pigeon Forge, surrounded by all the entertainment this beautiful city has to offer.
Located within minutes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can enjoy all that nature has to offer during the day then enjoy all the creature comforts of RiverStone at night.
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