Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Family Vacation...

...to the Georgia Mountains! We needed it. Looked forward to it...and enjoyed each and every second of our first family vacation as a family of 5, 7 if you include the dogs!!

The Clampett's meet the Griswold's:


This picture happens to be the only picture I am in, from the whole trip. No, Mom, I am not kidding.......pppfftttt! I promise I was there! We counted 36 cemeteries, 19 rebel flags and about 100 churches from our start in FL, to our destination near Cleveland, GA. We know so, because this is how Todd and I stayed entertained on the 7 hour road trip with 3 kids under 4 and 2, 80lb dogs...We savored each moment, making memories along the way!

Our cabin had 4 bedrooms, a full kitchen, family room, laundry room, huge wrap around porch for the dogs and a fire pit:(Since I am only in one picture, I have decided to use it twice.)
We spent hours making rock and grass soup, fished with Daddy, enjoyed our nightly bonfires and breathed in the mountain air: Photobucket
We roasted our first marshmallows and found out that we enjoyed throwing them in the fire, as opposed to eating them. Well, the roasted ones, anyways. Brody ate about 6 before we realized it and took the bag away! Photobucket
We explored Clarkesville, visited the North 40 Lodge to quickly catch up with the Blackburn's and were awed by the beautiful Soque River... Photobucket
As well as the Chattahoochee River: Photobucket
We ventured down to Atlanta and spent the day at the Georgia Aqurarium. The boys loved the whale sharks and the huge grouper! Photobucket
And, last but not least, we saw Goats on the Roof while eating ice cream! Photobucket Photobucket
Thank you Georgia for spoiling our family! See you next year!