Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Family Vacation in Blue Ridge, Georgia


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My husband and I will be joining several family members this Sunday, for a week-long vacation in Blue Ridge, Georgia. There will be 11 of us ranging in age from three to 86, and we have reserved a lodge located on the Toccoa River in the mountains near the town of Blue Ridge ...

Here are a couple of pictures of the lodge, which has three levels, including five bedrooms, three and a half baths, a beautiful kitchen with top of the line appliances and granite counter tops, a loft, media room, small office space, and a game room ...

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One of the features of the lodge that I'm looking forward to the most is a gazebo, which is located right on the river behind the lodge. It has a huge fireplace and I can't wait to introduce our three-year-old granddaughter Avery to the art of roasting marshmallows over a fire! We've been telling her about our "bacation," as she calls it, for a couple of weeks now and last weekend I made a chart for her to put stickers on each day to count down the days. Here she is in her "fishing hat" practicing with her new Dora fishing rod ...

Looks like she's pretty good judging by the awestruck look on her daddy's face ...

The lodge has internet service, so I hope to be able to share some things and keep up with my blogging friends while I'm gone. Until then ... Happy blogging!

16 comments:

a day in the life of bella said...

Wow, that's so beautiful :)

When you get the chance, I have something for you over at my blog :)

http://bella1104.blogspot.com/2008/08/angie-at-sandals-daisies-has-so-kindly.html

Take care,
Bella

StitchinByTheLake said...

How beautiful Janie. I know you'll have a wonderful time - family time is precious and memories are in the making. blessings, marlene

nikkicrumpet said...

What a spectacular place to relax and unwind with your loved ones. It looks like you're going to have an awesome time. Catch a fish for me and grill that baby all crispy with a little lemon...yummy yum yum!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I hope you all have a wonderful time. Your destination looks really beautiful!

That was a great idea for the chart. I may have to do that for Connor! We are planning a Disney trip in Oct.
I told them about it before I accepted the teaching job, and it was fine with them!

Have a great time, and make lots of pics!
Diane

Frantic Home Cook said...

Just looking at this photos makes me exhale and relax. Can I please go with you!? Please!?

Jill said...

What a beautiful place to visit. Hope you are having a wonderful time. We'll be waiting here when you get home!
~Jil

Chad Lariscy said...

Hey Janie,

Looks like you will be staying in a very nice Lodge here in Blue Ridge. I was raised here in Blue Ridge and I have lived here nearly all of my life. If I can help you guys out in anyway during your stay here, please do not hesitate to email me or give me a call.

I certainly hope that you and your family have a wonderful time her in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains!

Chad

Tracey said...

Have a great "bacation" :)
I just wanted to let you know you have inspired me, I am planning a trip to Natchez in the spring.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Janie, by now you are at the lodge having a fabulous time. Your sweet granddaughter is going to have so much fun fishing! Our Gabi (coming up on 4 years old), loves to fish! And oh my goodness, roasting marshmallows!

I'm looking forward to hearing about your stay at that fabulous looking lodge!

Anonymous said...

ahhh, Janie girl...what a wonderful space to be with your family. WOW...just beautiful.
Have a wonderful time and get all relaxed and feeling good...and, above all, have a safe and blessed trip to and from....
love, bj

preppy little dress said...

looks like a lot of fun!

Susie Q said...

Such beauty to have surrounding you!
Enjoy each blissful moment!

Hugs,
Sue

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Good old Blue Ridge! It's a beautiful little town. We went through there last weekend on the way back to B'ham. I've gone in the antique shops downtown several times, so if you get a chance, go in there. There's also a neat little hamburger place with the BEST milkshakes downtown, can't remember the name of it right now.

that lodge looks wonderful, have a great 'bacation!

Rhoda

Anonymous said...

Oh have a wonderful time, your grandbaby is so cute !!!

Kathy :)

Brenda Kula said...

That lodge and the surroundings are so pictureque. Have a wonderful time!
Brenda

kari and kijsa said...

Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa