Saturday, we took advantage of one of the beautiful mountains (or large hills....to be exact....although they DO call them mountains here!) near our house to go for a hike!
The mountain is also the sight of a Civil War battle, and there is lots of great history there. The hike was one mile straight up.....
And we had to take a couple of short breaks
But the boys did a great job and made it all the way to the top in no time :) From the top, you can see out to Atlanta and beyond....a great view!
We loved looking at the old cannons displayed on the mountain top ;)
And discovering caves in the rocks!
We walked back down on the road (about 2 miles back to the bottom)
And after expending all of our energy, we were excited to stop down the road for some homemade biscuits and cinnamon rolls :)
They have these great little hole-in-the-wall biscuit places all over Georgia, but this is the first time we have actually stopped at one, and now I'm wishing we hadn't waited so long!
We had assorted biscuits from the "build-your-own" biscuit menu (sausage and cheese, bacon and egg, etc....anything you can think of!) and cinnamon rolls. And the sweet tea was as good as it gets! I just LOVE the south :)
The biscuits were HUGE!
We spent the afternoon doing yard work and chores, and then headed out to another Georgia favorite in the early evening......
The Pigs-n-Peaches BBQ Festival!
Emily just loves her BBQ y'all ;)
And apparently, so does Matthew!
Caleb just liked the free Krispy Kreme Donuts they were sampling!
We also got to sample free deep fried brownies.....
Another favorite was the ribbon fries!
Topped off with chicken-on-a-stick!
Some of the kids took a turn at the bean bag toss to try to win a prize from CharBroil....
Even Zack gave it a go.....
while the Gang looked on....
But it was actually Sophie that got the hole in one and the chance to spin for a prize!
We had a GREAT day! We have come to love this area so much....such an amazing place for families with lots of activities, wonderful people, gorgeous weather....
biscuits, BBQ & sweet tea ;)
And I found this wonderful little sign yesterday that I can't wait to hang in our next house- here's what it says:
The place where...... 1)Tea is sweet and accents are sweeter. 2)Summer starts in April. 3)Macaroni and cheese is a vegetable. 4)Front porches are wide and words are long. 5)Pecan pie is a staple. 6)Y'all is the only proper noun. 7)Chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy. 8)Everything is Darlin'. 9)Someone's heart is always being blessed.