Friday, May 14, 2010

Georgia On My Mind

I finally went back! It's been 3 years since the last time I went to visit and that wasn't under fun circumstances, so it doesn't really count.
Man did I have a good time! When my plane was coming into Atlanta I started choking up all suddenly. I had to check myself before I started all out bawling. It just felt so familiar and so much like home. Before I left, Alan told me he was terrified that I would get lost driving around but I never had a problem. It all came back to me like it was yesterday. The entire time I was there I kept wishing I could just call Alan and the kids and tell them to get on a plane, leave Washington behind and stay in Georgia forever. Of course that's never going to happen but I sure wish it could. I love my Georgia friends who were my family for 4 years and I miss them more than I realized. I'm just going to have to make it more of a yearly visit instead of every 3 years. Thankfully I won't have to wait a whole year to go back though! I get to go in July to shoot the wedding of Chad and Kari, woooohoooo! I can hardly wait.

Our family favorite! The ice cream shop in Hickory Flat where they make all the ice cream themselves. Oh ya, it's gooood!

Went back and it had moved and now looks like this. Still yummy!

Another one of my favorites. A cute little boutique in Hickory Flat. It had also moved but it was better than ever. I bought myself a great necklace!

Oh the yumminess of Ellijay...FRIED PIES!!! I bought a black raspberry one for breakfast and then bought 6 fried peach pies and brought them all the way home. Along with some fudge and taffy.

These are the two houses that we owned in Georgia. Love them both! I have to say it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be to see them. They didn't feel like mine anymore. I learned a big lesson. A home is truly where your family is, it's a feeling, not a place.


Cannegieter said...

I'm so glad that you were able to come and visit!! It was great to see you again. You know you are always welcomed at the Cannegieter Bed and Breakfast :)

Michelle said...

Mmmm... memories... Glad you had fun! I love the front porch on the white house. It's dreamy...

Anonymous said...

So beautiful... all of it!

Tori said...

Awww! Now *I* want to go back too! We loved the Frosty Frog and always took visiting family there. Do they still have that green and purple decor? I'm glad you had a good time.

J & E Hoffmann said...

Believe it or not, I remember the frosty frog and three sisters! :)