Every year Davy gets Columbus Day and the day after off, which falls around the second week of October and nothing, sounds more fun than heading north to experience a little fall. Everyone already knows how much he loves the mountains, so a long weekend in cooler weather…sign us up.
Aunt Barbara already had visitors planned at her home this weekend, so last-minute Andy says, “well lets find a place on Lake Lanier and explore new towns at the base of the Smoky Mountains”; so that’s what we did. We found this little house on VRBO.com and luckily for us it was listed with a last-minute fall special that fell into our price range. It was a small house, located in Gainesville, Ga, probably around 800 square feet, but it had a loft with two double beds that the boys just loved. We didn’t spend a lot of time in the house; mostly we were out by 8am and didn’t return until 7ish. We had planned on doing a little fishing, but there has been a drought in Atlanta and the lake was low, so we changed our mind and decided to do more hiking instead.
Some of the characteristics of the house included: a really steep driveway, a tin roof that banged loudly every time an acorn fell on it (by the way – there were hundreds of acorns and they were the biggest acorns that I have ever seen, between an inch and an inch and a half long) so it sounded like gunfire was going off all night, a huge screened in porch (that we loved and is a must one day in our mountain house), and there was white carpet! Not sure why the owners would put white carpet in a Lake House…it made me so nervous the entire time.
The boys had a great time. It was fun watching them share a room and they loved eating outside on the porch.
Eating breakfast on the porch.
Matty in the Loft.