This Saturday I had the rare privilege of a day off! We jumped on the opportunity to head to the mountains for the day, and I'm so glad we did. It was a beautiful day. You know, it's truly sad that we live only an hour away from mountains and never get to enjoy them. But we made up for lost time on Saturday at Brasstown Bald. We drove to the base of the mountain, stopping for lunch along the way. The hike up to the peak of the mountain was only 6/10 of a mile, but it was a steep, winding trail. Because of various pregnancy issues, I haven't been able to exercise in about a month, so it was pretty tough for me! Jeff of course, was fine. Stinker. He even decided to carry Joe on the way down since that was probably safer than Joe running down on his own. After the long trek, we rewarded ourselves with Mayfield ice cream!
The restaurant where we had lunch, Bernie's at Nacoochee Valley Guest House, was really neat. While we waited on our food, the waitress gave us plastic baggies and invited us to pick blueberries, blackberries and raspberries out in the back yard. The kids loved that! Joe even got to see a cute brown bunny up close.
(Yes, the kids are standing on a platform!)