It looks like we will be able to get out for the week prior to Memorial Day. We will be traveling with a 10 mo. old.
We are starting in St. Louis and were thinking of heading to the Smokies and a little ways up the Blue Ridge and then back through Kentucky (stopping in Cumberland Gap, Cumberland Falls, maybe Mammoth Cave). We are interested primarily in nature and hiking (although we are limited in how ambitious we can be with a 10 mo. old in tow) and my wife has a weakness for shopping, especially for local crafts and the like.
We were thinking of seven days (six nights). Since we will need to stop fairly often, I was looking for people's ideas. I have done some searching in the Forums threads and they have been very helpful, but I was just wondering if I could pick your brains a little bit more directly.
I am assuming that the area will be a madhouse over Memorial Day weekend. Do you all think this is a decent time to see the area?