One of my favorite things to do is to go to Billingsley Gardens the day after Thanksgiving to buy a Christmas tree. They always have fresh cut trees for $25. Every tree on the lots is the same price—really big ones, medium ones, and smaller ones (though I don't know where the "smaller" trees where [...]
This past weekend I was all over the Sautee Nacoochee Valley in northeast Georgia. I'm sure I'll end up rambling back through that area at some point this weekend, especially since I know Christmas decorations will be going up. But I just had to go ahead and post photos of the fireplace in the Old [...]
Last night was a wonderful ending to a really good day—dinner at the Nacoochee Grill in the Sautee-Nachoochee Valley north of Toccoa. Last weekend we had hiked along the Unicoi Turnpike, and as we traveled to the restaurant our conversation turned to the hike and how we wanted to learn more about it. I remembered [...]
I wouldn't mind moving at a snail's pace today, but I'm also excited about heading out to Toccoa where I will have dinner with friends. Maybe we'll all be able to move at a slower pace together!
This past Saturday as we walked the Unicoi Turnpike, I couldn't help but notice the trees. I think this one was already dressed for Christmas! And these were — well—they are like the trees of Narnia in the book "Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe!" These are festive trees providing a sheltering cover for Indian [...]
I've been wanting to make this "northern" trek of the the Unicoi Turnpike for a couple of years. Every time I would pass a certain road that turns off Highway 17 north in Stephens County, I would think: One day I will stop and hike that pathway. Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to do [...]
Enter as Strangers & Leave As Friends.
A few years ago, I went to the Lakewood Antique Flea Market with friends and also with cameras in hand. (I really don't think we ever go anywhere without our cameras. At least, I don't.) While we were there, we began to notice all the antique Christmas decorations. Recently, I was going through my files [...]