Thursday, August 26, 2010

Georgia...sweeeeet Georgia!

Two weeks ago we took a quick trip over to Hiawassee. This time there wasn't an agenda, just acting like tourists. Something that we really haven't done in almost 10 years! We do travel over there quite a bit but our trips are always filled with family activities, dinners, and festivities. This time we were 'agenda-free'! We brought some friends with us to enjoy the mountains and long drive! Scott and Karin and their son, Jacob. We had such a good time driving all over the northeast Georgia countrysides! The kids really did great with all the traveling - considering they were in the car for at least 5 hours each day! They enjoy going to new places and visiting people just as much as mommy and daddy do!


We started our trip at the farm! Aunt Tammy let the kids feed the sheep and chickens. Abby wasn't really into it this trip and was a little freaked by the sheep but Jacob really had a great time!
This is what Abby had running towards her! They were just going from one pen to the other. 

The following day we jumped up and drove to the top of Brasstown Valley Mountain. We were so excited to do a little hiking through the woods and show Abby some 'mountain ways'. Well after a 30 minute drive around winding curves and steep ledges we got to the top. What a view!

We didn't take into account that it was a cloudy day in the valley and therefore would be cloudy in the mountains. Quite amusing :) Then to make things even more interesting, Scott and Karin's car was acting funny and when they checked the oil they realized that there was none! And then to top it off, we happened to glance at the gas gauge in our car and it was almost empty!! Both cars were doing a little coasting on the way down the mountain :) 

After the excitement slowed down a bit, we headed over to Helen, GA. A small tourist town that is supposed to look like a little German village. We did a lot of shopping and walking around and of course some eating!

After we got our fill of that tourist-trap, we started our drive over to Blue Ridge for a visit to the Mercier Orchards. But along the way we found this. Yes, Goats on A Roof! We had to stop and check it out!

And true to its name, there were goats. On the roof. You could feed the goats via various cranks and pulleys around the building. All the kids got a kick out of it...especially the big ones :) 

After we had our share of goats, we headed over to Mercier Orchards where sugar on a stick was enjoyed by all!

We ended our trip with a morning on the lake. A quick boat ride then splashing around on 'the beach'. Nothing like orange water and clay to make you appreciate the real beach!


Even Ada enjoyed the boat!

Family picture 

Wind in her hair, cookie on her face! The day was pretty amazing for this 2 year old!
 
Sweet Jacob wanted to take a picture with Abby but she just wouldn't smile!



At the beach, the kids had a great time giving themselves full-body 'mud masks'!

Then we ended the day with a picnic in the park with "Geepa" and some even muddier water!!


Bumpy's new gal - Patty! She's so very sweet!!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Hi Chrissie! a majority of the time, I shoot with my 28-135mm, which is an "okay" lens. If you are in the business for a new one, you should look into getting a 50mm 1.4, or the 24-70mm. I've been researching for a while (because I desperately need some new lenses!) and these two seem to be use alot and have great reviews! I