The Shell Family’s Fall “Road Trip to the Boonies” in the 2017 Toyota Sienna

Where exactly are “the boonies”? Boone, North Carolina; that’s where. And this place is so great, the worst thing I could do is to tell you about it. So please, stop reading my blog post immediately! I don’t want Boone to become like Gatlinburg, where it’s so crowded that I no longer desire to go there anymore.

With Boone, our family was able to enjoy a wondrous fall road trip over Labor Day Weekend, into the mountains of Tennessee. But we didn’t have to deal with all the traffic that is undeniable associated with Gatlinburg.

So after a viewing of Monsters Inc. and The Incredibles, as well as an Elmo DVD and Disc 3 of my complete 5 disc set of The Pink Panther cartoon series, we arrived.

My wife is 9 of 10 kids, and with her siblings being scattered all across the country, it’s a very special thing when we can meet up with some of them. Her sister Jenny who lives in Pennsylvania and her brother Jason who lives in Virginia drove down to Boone.

While our family had the shortest drive (6 hours), we also had the baby, so it was hard work for all 3 families to get there. But it was worth it, for sure.

It truly felt like a vacation. There was a hot tub, an old school arcade, and a fire pit.

But the best part was just being able to hang out together and catch up.

Feel free to click on any of the links below to see more about the fun our family had on our fall “Road Trip to the Boonies” in the 2017 Toyota Highlander:

We are Taking a Luxurious 2017 Toyota Sienna “Swagger Wagon” for Our Family’s Fall Road Trip to Boone, North Carolina
BubbleBum Travel Booster Car Seat: The Most Honest Review on the Internet! (Because It’s from the Perspective of a 1st grader)
The Swagger Wagon or the Slumber Wagon? Sleeping in the 2017 Toyota Sienna with My 16 Month-Old Daughter in the Hotel Parking Lot
Dear Jack: Strutting Your Stuff During Our Family’s Walk at the Park on Kennedy Trail in Boone, North Carolina
Dear Holly: You Assume All Other Adults are Nurses and Doctors Wanting to Give You a Shot?
Vegan Friendly Review of Boone, North Carolina: Featuring the Best Veggie Burger I’ve Ever Had in My Life!
2017 Toyota Sienna: 3rd Row Seat Space, Child Car Seat Placement, Folding Down Seats