Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Recommended Vacation Spot

I just wanted to post today about a wonderful vacation spot. My in-laws own a cabin in Blue Ridge, GA. My family and I, and sometimes extended family or friends, have spent a week there here and there over the last couple of years. The cabin is right on The Toccoa River. The name of the cabin is Toccoa Pearl, and you can view pictures and check out reservation information at http://www.toccoapearl.com/. During the summer you can walk down the driveway with the provided tubes and follow the road as far as you like, then hop in the water and tube down the river, again as far as you like. It makes for a very relaxing activity, although there are a few small rapids to make it exciting, too! We have taken all of our kids down the river and they absolutely love it. We spent a week there last summer with some close friends and their kids. It was such fun, just spending our days walking the road, tubing the river, breaking for lunch, walking again and tubing the river in the afternoon, then breaking for dinner. We enjoyed the hot tub at night and playing pool downstairs. They have a great kitchen for cooking, as well as a grill on the deck and a table on the deck that seats 8. There are also rocking chairs and hummingbird feeders on the deck. You can hear the rush of the water as you go to sleep at night and as you wake again in the morning. I remember delicious meals with family, card games with friends, talking with my sister-in-law whom I don't get to see enough. And most recently watching my newest nephew play on the floor and pull himself up on the furniture there. It's a fabulous gathering place for any occasion. We've had some beautiful moments there, and I just had to share it with you. I hope you have a chance to experience it if you're ever in Georgia.

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