Our summer is wrapping up here in Georgia. Well, that doesn't seem entirely accurate. What I meant to say is that summer vacation for the school kids is almost over. Now that "summer is over" (don't tell that to the weatherman) I'll take the opportunity to tell you what we've been doing, starting with Memorial Day weekend:
Indian Springs State Park, in Georgia, claims to be oldest state park in the country. It is famous for healing spring water (so sulferous you can smell it. We weren't brave enough to try it. Not even with a spoonful of sugar.)
It was 100 degrees; That's too hot for Memorial Day weekend, even for Georgia. We decided to beat the heat by sitting around in our underwear in the air conditioning. Ok, not really. We found some shade at the nearby Jarrell Plantation, a Georgia State Historic Site.
On our way back from the Jarrell Plantation we stopped in Juliette, GA for some grub at the Whistle Stop Cafe (set for the 1991 movie Fried Green Tomatoes.)
One last picture from our Memorial Day weekend:
By the way, did you notice the new faucet? Changing out this faucet was the subject of much debate. It has been so important to us to keep everything as original as possible. A little experience washing dishes in this sink (warming the water outside on a camp stove, of course) made me change my mind about the original faucet. It was nearly impossible to wash or fill large pots because I couldn't get them under the faucet. I was delighted to find this little all-metal, arching, spray-nozzle faucet in just the right size.
Father's Day Weekend
Our neighbors talked us into going to the lake with them for Father's Day weekend at the last minute.
While we were at Lake Lanier we also got to see some
We broke from the group for a few hours to check out nearby Sawnee Mountain Preserve. The trail map said the loop hike was "Easy-Strenuous." What could that mean? We soon found out. It meant if you went clockwise around the loop the trail was strenuous. If you went counterclockwise around the loop it was easy. Guess which way we went. Oh well, at the top we were rewarded with for our efforts:
The kids bravely tried out these sacred ancient "Indian Seats," what a view!