Monday, May 26, 2014

Weekend Getaway

It's been a hard week at the Amber Bottle House, so Wednesday night (without me knowing), Grant made arrangements for us to spend some time at a bed and breakfast in Blue Ridge, Georgia over the weekend.  (He's so sneaky!)

We've been there once before and have been wanting to go back because it's beautiful...

...the little town has cute little shops and restaurants, and there are great places to hike and swim.

This time we stayed at Aska Lodge Bed & Breakfast just outside Blue Ridge.  We were greeted with cake by the innkeepers and shown to our room which had this view...

The breakfast the next morning definitely did not disappoint either.

After the amazing food, we headed into town to poke around.  Before we even made it downtown, we saw three ladder-back chairs on the side of the road with a sign on them that said "$10 for all three."  A few minutes later, we had three chairs in the back of the 4Runner.

Who buys chairs on vacation? Apparently, we do.

Saturday must have been my lucky day because there was an open-air market happening in the square downtown. Woohoo!

There was every kind of artisan there, but I was attracted to a booth with framed needlework.  I purchased these two at first to be gifts...

... for $10 and $15 (!!).  Then, on a whim, I asked if they could make a custom one and mail it to me. Not only could they customize a piece, but they could do it while we were walking around. Um, yes, please!


It's a little ridiculous how much I love it.

We spent the rest of the morning walking around the town.  Stores like {threads}, Sycamore crossing,    Blue Ridge Adventure WearBlue Ridge Fly Fishing (I'll let you guess who chose to go in there), Blue Ridge Cotton Company were all great to peruse.  (Eventually, I left Grant at Black Bear Bier Garten so that I could do some real shopping.) When I went into Presents of Mine, time froze for a moment because they do something for which I have a weakness: monogramming. (I'm a southern female- liking seer sucker and monograms is prerequisite... and stereotypical.)  Their turn-around time was also astonishingly quick: before the end of the afternoon.  So I picked out a little something for me...

Before picking Grant up from the husband daycare, I had to take a quick shot of the adorable pharmacy up the block...

Then we headed out to find some waterfalls and trails before heading home.

We were so grateful to have the getaway, even if only for 24 hours.
Happy Memorial Day!

If you're planning on visiting Blue Ridge...
City of Blue Ridge
Chamber of Commerce
Cabin Rentals
Scenic Railway
Waterfall Trails
More Trails

1 comment :

  1. I love antique, junk, second hand shopping on vacations. I always seem to find better deals away from home.