Hi there! First timer here and so glad to have found this forum. My husband and I along with two kids (5 and 2) are planning to drive from north NJ to The Great Smoky Mountains in December around Christmas. My initial thought is to stay on the NC side and enjoy the national park for 2days. At the end of the trip stay at Asheville, NC for few days to enjoy Christmas. We have plan to drive not more than 5-6 hours a day so will be stopping for a night on both legs of the journey. I need help figuring out:
1. How are road conditions during mid December?
2. Is it doable with 2 kids? We recently drove from LV to Grand Canyon and then to Zion NP. Kids are used to 5-6hr drive.
3. What would be the best places to do night stops on both legs of the journey.
4. 95 vs 81 route
Thanks for the help!