Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Let's catch up..

Hello my beautiful people-
Well I'm back from the mountains.. it was quite an experience. I haven't been to the mountains with my family in about seven or eight years, so I was happy about going, especially for New Years. When we got there around 9 at night, there was snow every where! (I love love love snow, so that right there made me happy). When you get into the park you have to drive around a lake, and drive across a stream. Well they had the bridge to the stream lit up with beautiful Christmas lights. My mum, brother, and I walked around the park late at night.. played in the snow, took pictures, saw a few snowmen.. it was really nice. Anyways, we stayed at Vogel State Park, cabin 7. We usually stay at lucky cabin number 20, but all the cabins were booked for the New Year, thankfully we got cabin seven. It was up on a little hill, overlooking some of the park. It was a cute little place. It has one bedroom, and two full size beds in the living room, it has a kitchen, a dining room table, and a really small bathroom, and let's not forget the big fire place it has, with two rocking chairs.
The next day we ventured out to the town of Dahlonega GA., it is such a cute little mountain town! We went into a few stores, and one of the stores I got a Rabbit Foot, I know that sounds kinda gross but when I was younger, every time I went to that store, I bought one.. they are just lucky to me! So I got one; it's on my camera bag right now. After we went shopping there, we drove to Helen GA. , man has that place changed! It's kinda scary, with tattoo places, and lot's of people.. it was just a tourist trap! But we went to Betty's, which is a cute little grocery store nestled in the town. It has a candy shop, which I love! I of course, I bought some Rock Candy. We grabbed some goodies, and then made our way back to the cabin. We thought about eating at the cabin, but it seemed like too much work, so we went to this BBQ Restaurant with the most gorgeous art inside! They had some pretty tasty food. After that we went back to the cabin. Well, I ended up falling asleep.. I told my mom to wake me a few mins before it turned twelve. Well, I woke up three mins after it turned twelve! (The clock at the cabin was three mins behind!) Oh well.. I don't know if that's a good way to spend the first few mins of the year, but there's nothing I can do about it! Ha ha, maybe this will be a slooow year..
The next day my brother got sick, and we went to Wal-Mart, found a Redbox -which is a box your can order movies from for $1- rented three, got some medicine, and some ice cream, headed back to the cabin and watched movies and ate ice cream all night. The next day we packed the truck, but before we left, we walked around the lake.. and walked down to the waterfall. It was soo beautiful! The mountains had fog running through them, and the view from the lake was just amazing! God definitely creates some beautiful things.. after the walk we headed back home. That's how I spent my weekend, it wasn't really how I planned it, but I am glad I went and spent time with my family. How was your New Years? I hope all of you had a great holiday, and I wish you all a great Year!


Cherish Stockdale said...

looks like a beautiful trip! Happy new year!

Megan said...

Absolutely beautiful photos my dear! Looks like you had fun. :)

Krystal Sandoval said...

I LOVEEEE these pictures! Seems like you had a great time. [:

Rach said...

Such gorgeous pictures! Happy New Year and hope you have a wonderful 2011 :)

Amy said...

Ohhhh Kristen! I am so jealous of your waterfall shot! Camille would be proud! And that snow, jeeze. I want to go!!! Lets do Nippys, soon, or something, maybe even Plums. I miss you and that darling little hat of yours!

Jodi said...

Great shots.. and oh boy that waterfall is crazy alright!!!

hope all is well cutie!!
xo Jodi

Ally said...

The pictures are great! What fun!! Happy new year!