A quiet weekend in North Georgia

North Georgia wasn’t what I expected.  I’m not sure what I expected really, but the cooler temperatures and green mountain views weren’t it.  North Georgia is a beautiful place.  This morning I ran around a lake by Kristi’s (Courtney’s sister) house and 3 deer darted out in front of me.  No cars drove by.  There were lots of hills (too many!) to be running but it was so pretty and a nice 65 degrees that I just kept going around the lake.

Scenes from today’s drive:

Dillard House Scenery

Dillard House Georgia Scenery

We ate lunch at the Dillard House in Dillard, GA which is pretty well known around here.  We got there at 11:45 and only had to wait 15 minutes to sit.  Kristi tells me that in the fall when the leaves turn, people come from everywhere to eat here and see the foliage.

Dillard House sign

Dillard House food

The Dillard House is neat because you don’t order.  They just bring whatever they make that day to your table.  Today’s menu included ribs, country steak, fried chicken, ham, black eyed peas, coleslaw, corn on the cob, fresh tomatoes, biscuits, cornbread, cabbage casserole, fried okra, acorn squash, scalloped potatoes, and strawberry cobbler.  That’s what I can see in the picture and what I remember- it was a lot of food!!!

Outside of the Dillard House restaurant they have a petting zoo, horseback riding, and some nice scenery.

Dillard House Georgia Fence Dillard House flowers

The Petting Zoo had goats, cows, donkeys, horses, and roosters.  Pretty sure you couldn’t really pet the roosters.

Dillard House petting zoo

The kids we were with were too young to enjoy the animals and the adults were too sanitary so we moved on pretty quickly to see the horses.

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Carson and Riley just chillin’.

Dillard house horses

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Courtney and I (I know my eyes are closed- it was bright out!!!)

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Baby Riley and Courtney

The rest of today is going to be filled with college football- me “watching” on my iPad with Iowa Hawkeye updates and the rest of the house cheering for the Florida Gators.

It is a nice, relaxing Saturday.

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2 Responses

  1. barb gottschalk says:

    Hi Courtney- Riley is so cute. Hope motherhood is agreeing with you again.
    Andrea you take awesome photos.

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