It’s been a week and I still haven’t shared what an amazing time we had in the north Georgia mountains. I fell in love with the views, the weather, our lazy days, and the time we all spent together. Sounds cliche but the stars really are brighter, the air feels crisper and cleaner, and time seems to move a bit slower. We arrived at our beautiful cabin way up on a mountain and just took in the beauty…
The cabin was so cozy… a real log cabin
My favorite part hands down was the deck. The kids spent so much time on it thanks to a swing and a hammock
This kind of affection happens all the time… they really love each other. How the heck did I get so lucky? (thank you 21 months apart)
We spent our days driving down long windy roads,
Stopping along the way to soak in all the beauty around us
My country boy:)
He loves being outdoors, getting dirty, playing, running… the kid never runs out of energy…
Frankie and I finally spent some quality time together, even though we were with the kids all the time. They would nap in the car and we’d drive and just talk. No cell reception, no computers… just us. We held hands alot:)
We took day trips to the town of Blue Ridge, Dahlonega, Talking Rock, and Jasper. I know I’m used to living in a city like Atlanta and forget that so much of America still looks this way… small towns, people that know each other, general stores?! I LOVED IT. (although I know I could personally never live that way) I wish I could just move away to a farm someplace, raise some natural grass fed cows and free range chickens… but there’s a city girl inside me that enjoys going to Nordstroms semi-annual sale… I’m not city enough to overlook the beauty in small town living though.
I love the south for two things: mason jars used as vases and drinking glasses and sweet tea. (ok I like it for things besides that too)
Besides eating almost all day long (good ol’ southern food) we went to countless antique and thrift shops. I swear we must have been to 50… I became a crazed lunatic hunting for special must have items. Seriously you did not want to be around me when I walked into one of those antique malls… 2000 square feet of vintage goodness just calling my name.
I love vintage toys and kitchen items the most… but I don’t discriminate. I reallllly wanted a wagon wheel (for Kian’s western room) who knew they were so expensive?
I also begged Frankie for a wagon. Yep, a real chuck wagon… My smart, sensible husband quickly reminded me that we probably wouldn’t be able to fit it in the house. Oh yeah…
Our last stop was to the town of Talking Rock, GA. According to the 2000 census the population was 49. No not 49,000 or 4,900 silly. 49. Yeah talk about small town living. It pretty much looks the same as it did when it was founded. I think I was equally as amazed with this town as I was when I visited Manhattan…
This trip was so simple and good. That’s all I can really say about it… I hope to make it a tradition to visit every year and take some time to just live life at a slower pace.