I have always loved the trees on Cumberland Island. This shot does not really show the size correctly. Where I am sitting is about 10 feet above the ground! Along with towering sand dunes, the island's Live Oaks protect Cumberland from sever weather and high seas.
My take of two cities: taking time to drop by Abby J's where there is wonderful fly fishing. I have secret ingredients for the Chili Cook Off at CDH this coming Friday! Hey, this year, I think I will go for first place! Peppers! Yikes and double yikes! Yes, there are Ghost Peppers in the [...]
If you have never been to Cumberland Island, you have missed at treat. Wild, winding pathways, a continuous canopy of trees leads to one thing: a dramatic environment!
Instantly when you step off the ferry and onto Cumberland Island, you sense that you're in a very special place. Some guy told us it was magical, and I guess in the C. S. Lewis scheme of life: it is magical! Aslan could definitely find a home here. It is certainly unlike anything you see [...]
I always love the view from the front porch at the Van Dyke's house in Balsam. It looks out over the mountains and has been one that God has used to encourage and to refresh me on many occasions. And then there is nearby Balsam Mountain Inn where I have gone for many respites over [...]
I love this destination. Nora Mill Granary just flat out has good products. They grind their own flour, corn for grits, and lots more—all of which comes from local farmers, who are very conscious about the environment. I talked with the owner last week, and he reminded me that they do not strip out the [...]
The last paddle of the season (unless we head out to Lake Hartwell) was spent on Lake Rabun. It is such a sweet lake that has an atmosphere of a "time gone by." We did not paddle out into the open lake but rather headed up to the Georgia Power dam area where the lake [...]
I drove up to the house in Toccoa and found this waiting for me one weekend. Then the following weekend, I discovered the stack had grown . . . (!) and so had my love for the outdoor fireplace. This past weekend we braved record low temperatures (for this time of the year) just to [...]