Thinking their dad could use a little vacation, our boys gifted him with a weekend getaway.
A little bed & breakfast in the Georgia mountains was the destination and, lucky me, I got to join him.
Having driven through Georgia several times, it had never occurred to us that there were mountains in this state. But, now we know up near the NC border there are many mountains and in Hiawassee, GA sits a charming destination that offered rest and relaxation for both of us.
We have enjoyed bed & breakfast travel throughout our marriage.
It all began with this show. In fact that show inspired us to plan a fall trip to Vermont and several other New England states. We stayed in bed & breakfasts all along the way. That trip took place in 1984 and still stands out in my mind as one of my favorite trips ever.
I know that this type of travel isn't for everyone, but we enjoy it for a variety of reasons.
One of my personal favorites is the homemade breakfasts. Waking up to the smells of breakfast cooking and then coming down to this is worth the price of admission in my book :). Of course not having to clean up after breakfast is nice too.
On this morning we enjoyed a vegetable frittata, fresh fruit salad with Greek yogurt and warm from the oven biscuits with blueberry butter.
After eating this substantial breakfast we felt a bit of exercise was in order.
Which brings me to another reason I like staying at B&B's...
the host(s) are always very helpful in assisting you in making your plans for the day.
We said we'd like to take a hike and see some waterfalls too.
They provided us with a backroads map and told us what to expect as we drove to our destination.
We zigged and zagged up that mountain and even drove through a small stream. Had we not known to expect this it could have been a bit daunting. That mountain driving isn't for the faint of heart. Good thing Brett was at the wheel. Ha ha.
Traipsing through the forest on the way to the falls I spotted this mossy little abode.
For some reason I didn't take any pictures of our room. Interesting how I took several of the food though :-). I guess you can see where my priorities are.
Anyways, the walls and floor in the room were knotty pine. The ceiling was white bead board. Very charming and perfect in a mountain setting. The first photo above is the bathroom window. I thought it was so pretty with the sun streaming in.
In case you're interested, breakfast #2 is a puff pancake filled with fresh berries, bacon and an egg (not pictured). Interestingly the first time we ever had a puff pancake was at the very first B&B we stayed at in Vermont. When we told this to our hosts they said that the puff pancake originated there and they call them "hootin anni's". Have you ever had them and if so what do you call them?
I used to make them often, but it has been a long time ago now.
Maybe I'll give them another try as they do make a pretty presentation and are delicious too.