I love long weekends! And as much as I love my job I really love days off of work!
This past weekend we took advantage of the fact that I had Monday off for MLK day and took a long weekend trip to the mountains. It was wonderful!
If you have been following me the past year you know that our family's cherished lake house was taken in the tornado that came through spring before last. We have just finally got the cabin rebuilt and decided to take advantage of that and spent some much needed R&R time in the mountains over the long weekend. The below is a picture I took from our cabin window. You can tell a bunch of trees are still down from the tornado.
We started the weekend off by visiting one of the most beautiful vineyards I've ever been to. It's called Tiger Mountain Vineyards and is in Tiger, GA. For just $5 you can taste all the wine you want. All their grapes are grown in Rabun County which is pretty neat and they have some delicious wines which have won more than 170 awards! I would highly encourage everyone to make a visit if you are ever in the area! There vineyards and tasting room are open year round. My two favorite wines were the Nortan and the Cabernet Franc. We purchased a bottle of the Nortan.
Below are some pictures from the Tiger winery. I am proud to say I took all these pictures. Simply gorgeous!
The final unique stop of the long weekend was Baby Land General Hospital in Cleveland, GA. The new baby land hospital was recently relocated. I have to say if you ever had the chance to visit the old Baby Land General Hospital the new one was quite a disappointment. Although it looks bigger from the outside (and also a bit like an insane asylum) the inside was a disappointment compared to the old baby hospital. This hospital is much more of a gift shop and much less of an experience. However, they do still feature births from Mother Cabbage every hour and do still have a nursery. You just have to get by the fact that "hickery dickery dock" is blaring through the speakers. That being said when I have a daughter some day I will still take her here. Admission is free so that's a plus!
All in all it was a wonderful getaway weekend in the mountains with the love of my life!
I hope you all had a wonderful MLK weekend!