Thursday, October 17, 2013

Amicalola Falls

Hello lovelies,
We are on vacation this week and have decides to just explore our gorgeous state again. We went to the farm and clayton and Dillard Georgia but those posts come later. Right now, you guys get to here me whine.
We went to Amicalola falls. It's a gorgeous waterfall in north Georgia. I want to get in shape and I wanted a park where I could take the dogs. The park fit the criteria and I hadn't been there since I was like 5. If 5 year old Mallory can make it up the mountain and the 604 stairs to the top then surely 25 year old Mallory would have no issue right?
Wrong. First the dogs haven't really been in public around other dogs since we bought the mini horse farm. There is no reason to go to dog parks when they have acres to run on here. That is changing this week. They wanted to play with every dog they met.
We found a quiet wooded area away from everyone else and had a picnic. Riley was an angel. Duh, he is my dog.  Lacey barked at everybody that passed. Apparently she had claimed the woods as her own. Brat.
After our picnic we started our hike. Bad idea. About half way up, after being pulled up the mountain by a very excited pit/lab at a very fast rate, I started feeling nauseated. Don't run up a mountain with a very wild pup after eating.  I was pretty sure everyone on the trail was about to witness a very ugly post lunch moment.
We found a bench and I sat there for 20 minutes trying to calm the jerk down.  I was silently cursing 5 year old Mallory for making this trail look so easy. We started up the stairs again and Riley panicked a little because he could see through the stairs. It slowed him down a bit, but now I was ready to run. When we got to the top it was worth it. The views were breathtaking. 

I did learn I need to work out more. I also learned the dogs need to get out more and that kids have way more energy than I ever will.  Maybe next time when we go back I will be in better shape and can enjoy it more.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Count down to vacation ... 4 days!!!!

It is feeling like fall here in Georgia.  Gorgeous 70 degree weather, brisk air, leaves falling. It is my favorite time of the year.  This is the time of the year hubs decided he had fallen for me. 9 years ago next Wednesday! We were babies. I was a baby hoe, but whatevs.
This vacation is much needed.  We are visiting the family farm, which my parents put on the market. If you have read this blog for any amount of time you know its the house that built me. If your new, you can read about the magical place in the archives. My heart hurts. I pray no one wants it but just in case this is a good bye trip.
We had plans on also visiting some parks in the area but the goverment put a stop to that with their little shut down game. Whatever that means more time in the saddle for me. I will ride instead of staring at battle fields.
I might actually have time to blog! Who knows,