June 20, 2020 To honor the end of spring and first day of summer, we headed to Currahee to catch the sunrise. I’ve been lucky to catch the sunrise here three times now- each time has been different and wonderful. Our walk started in the dark, under a blanket of crisp stars. Over the hour, […]
Thank you, Alonzo Auto Parts & Wrecker Service and Crispy Printz for this fence of painted buses. It is an art oasis and I’m excited to see how it evolves next year.
Usually, I would prefer a mountain trail to a waterfall trial. BUT Hemlock Falls is an exception- it’s an easy and and relatively flat walk (no climbing back up afterwards!), with beautiful creek views along the way. I liked how the trail was wet from the water and covered in slippery roots. I was the […]
I spent Memorial Day weekend in the North Georgia mountains and it was SO NICE. Saturday, I hiked Blood Mountain with friends. Sunday and Monday I went to a small cabin by myself in Sautee Nacoochee. It’s the best decision I’ve made while social distancing and I’m currently trying to see if I can book […]
I was a bit nervous when I was invited to hike Blood Mountain. It’s definitely a workout, but well-worth it for the view at the top. What a treat to sit on those rocks under the sun, eating peach galette and watching the lizards dart around. Here’s hoping I can psych myself up to hike […]
Feburary 29, 2020. Leap year! The most stunning herald of spring. 50 acres of fields, valleys, and hillsides dotted with sunshine. My heart felt so full being surrounded by 20 million daffodils- a truly special place.
2017, 2018, 2019. Every time I go, I hike down to the waterfalls (it’s always a dry, hot day and the falls are merely a trickle), then back up to the the overlook. I keep ending up here alone, and there really is a healing effect in letting your head empty out over the 1000′ […]
What an expansive view from the summit of Sawnee Mountain! I had to ask Jessica why it’s called Indian Seats, and she explained it’s the seat-like depressions in the granite. It certainly felt nice to sit on the ledge and look out. Azaleas grow horizontally out of the rocks. Little cows and little McMansions dotted […]
When I said I wanted to visit Valdosta, pretty much everyone asked “Why” or laughed and said, “Valdosta sucks.” One friend elaborated, “The energy there is very dense and unpleasant.” Hahahaa! Only one friend had positive things to say but they were unable to come with me this time. I don’t know how I got […]
Monadnocks rolling out the red carpet back in February. I’ve wanted to see this for years but kept visiting too early or too late. What a treat to finally see this rare red diamorpha pooling atop the mountain! Here’s to trying to catch it in full bloom next year. And dim sum at Canton House. […]