Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Farm

The kids and I drove over to Georgia to visit my Uncle Gary and Aunt Stacey. Can only one day be a constant roller coaster of awesome? Yes, friend, it can. We swam, fished, golfed, ate (oh boy, did we eat), picked apples, and toured every one of the 380 acres inside the fence plus a few more outside the fence including a hidden 27 acre lake.

Since we were with Gary, every minute of our tour was full of stories that were so funny my cheeks hurt from smiling. He is a wealth of knowledge and the unbounded excitement he has for a 250 year old pecan tree or discovering the location on the shoals of the original settlers is infectious. He is a man who loves what he does and you can't help be inspired by that.

We rode around on jacked up golf carts, sometimes going so off road that my backside only touched the seat intermittently, and went on a dusk search for deer. I was foolish enough to think this land was too beautiful to describe during the day, but then the sun began to set and the long shadows stretched out to chase us back to the house. The beauty of the night's silhouettes under the quarter Buck moon was humbling. We were in town to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday and my daughter's 6th. Both exclaimed this was the best day of their life at different points. That is a better gift than anything we could have put in a box. Thank you, Gary and Stacey!

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein


melissa said...

sounds like a wonderful visit.

that first picture of the blue barn is so beautiful and stunning - i love it!

Mom said...

Wonderful post and pictures, wonderful weekend, wonderful 6 to 60 birthday!

Anonymous said...

A blue barn?! So cool.

Jovina and Bill said...

What a great post!

Thanks for keeping up with our blog too. I got u added to my list.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Do you think Uncle Gary and Aunt Stacey would mind if the rest of us came for a visit?

Put that barn in your shop! Immediately!


Kathy said...

THe blue barn is incredible and my favorite as well. What a memory making day!