Monday, January 15, 2007

Weekend in the Mountains

G-Dog and I escaped this weekend for a few days in the mountains with some friends. On Saturday, we took a bunch of food and wine up to a mountain top cabin that had a nice kitchen, pool table, outdoor hot tub and (most importantly) no students or computers. The weather was unseasonably warm (unbelievably warm for a mountain top in January, even if it is in Georgia) and we got to do some hiking in the Fort Mountain State Park. On an overlook platform at the bottom of a long series of stairs (near the rock wall that is a feature of the park) we were treated to the panoramic view below (click on the image for a larger look). The day was a bit hazy, but the scene was still breathtaking (click on the image for a full-sized view).


On our way home, we stopped by the Vann House in Chatsworth. It was closed (on a Monday! Who'd a thunk it?!?), but we still got to walk around the grounds and peek in the windows. Shortly after we arrived home earlier today, the rain started -- and I understand it's supposed to get cold (or maybe just cool) and dreary for the rest of the week... so we were lucky to squeeze in some outdoor fun while the nice weather lasted.

7 comments:

Adam said...

What's so wrong with students?!

alice said...

Hrmm... well, uhhh...

Mark said...

Seems like you had a great time why was i not invited. lol

Adam said...

Ahh... a stab right in the heart. The damage is irreparable. You should've thought about your audience before writing that.

Keera said...

Hey, that Vann house looks like yours!

alice said...

Ouch. OK, so the sweeping generalization was maybe a bit out of line. I was mostly speaking out of sympathy for the high school teacher who was part of our group. :-P

alice said...

Heh! I'm glad we don't have to mow all that grass! ;-)