Sunset on Bell Mountain

I love that we have seen a sunrise and now a sunset atop two graffitied mountains together. There is a frankly terrifying road leading up to the summit, with no pulloffs until you’re almost at the top. Then there are some serious stairs up to the observation deck. But the 360 degree view of the […]

Lake Lanier

My least distanced weekend and the wildest party I have ever been to even before the pandemic (#borntobemild). I was thinking I’ve partied hard (for me) three times in the past year and all have been with my beautiful work wife, Amber. Hahaaa. She is infectiously fun and I feel so lucky to have had […]

Bad Branch and Crow Creek Falls

Thanks to Jen’s Wander Guide, we were able to find these two falls less than five minutes from Minnehaha. These directions are so precise, even a lost-prone freak like myself couldn’t have messed them up. Bad Branch came first. It’s a partially man-made falls, at the site of an old quarry which is kinda cool […]

Minnehaha Falls

This waterfall is like a wedding cake in nature- sweet, luminous, multi-tiered. Dipped my feet in that COLD water and clumsily climbed up the right side, then VERY clumsily scuttled up the steep path on the left to the top of the falls. It’s right on Lake Rabun so you have a pretty views on […]

Monkey Massacre Memorial

A haunting circle of monkey statues live in the forest at the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve. The story is that a circus train crashed, sending dozens of escaped monkeys into the woods. The local farmers had never seen monkeys before, and shot them all. I can’t find anything to say this is 100% factual but […]

Early Risers

One of my 2020 blessings is getting to go on TWO separate sunrise hikes with my TWO separate Jessicas. Dawn is my favorite time of day- especially in the fug of a Georgia summer, when the late-afternoon heat can really wilt you. But I know morning people like me are freaks and it is truly […]

Wildflowers at Sunset

A sweet tweet that popped up in my feed recently: “Ever wish that fireworks were incredibly quiet and also didn’t disappear so quickly and also you could keep them in your home and also you could hold them in your hands?? Because, if so, I’d love to introduce you to Flowers.” Hahaaa! NO DOUBT. Jess […]

Sunflower Field in Lula

Jess and I went to pick up some peaches but I’m so obsessed with them, I’m going to give them their own post. On the way home we drove by these rays of sunshine. it was SO NICE. Thankful for a friend who is always down to stop for flowers.