May 6, 2014

Family Retreat

Over Spring Break (or Easter Holiday, whichever you want to call it), we all loaded into the car and took a spur-of-the-moment trip to Dillard, Georgia, one of the prettiest places in the entire world, and the Dillard House. We had an absolute blast, which was posted all over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and now that we've gotten all our pictures back, will now be revisited. We're already missing the food, the scenery, the people, and, most of all, the horses! 

We get so caught up in the business of our lives that we forget to step back and immerse ourselves in a moment, to take a deep breath and enjoy the beauty of nature, to look at the stars, to make a meal more than a quick stop and turn it into a memory. It's a lot easier to do in the Dillard House dining room, with gorgeous views of the Rabun Gap-Nacooche School, the surrounding mountains, and the gardens and stables of the Dillard House, but we all came away from our little trip with the determination to incorporate a little bit of slowing down into our daily routine. That's much easier said than done, of course, but most good things are! Plus, it was nice to bring something back other than a few added pounds thanks to the amount of pecan pie we had! 

We hope you guys enjoy the pictures of our little journey and the furry/feathery/horned friends we made, and we look forward to hearing your own adventures from Spring Break! 

Lots of love, 

Beau + Luci

We met a few furry friends, like the judgmental, bearded goat and a cow with a freakishly long tongue!

We love horseback riding, and like to go on rides whenever possible. The horses were so beautiful, and the trail guides were friendly, funny, and knew all kinds of stories to keep us entertained.
 The scenery was gorgeous. We took a mile long hike to Anna Ruby Falls (pictured below) and made sure to catch the sunrise and sunset over the valley everyday. The weather was perfect, hanging between 30 and 50 the entire time, and even the rain couldn't dampen the fun! Mom spent all her time trying to get pictures of us when we weren't taking pictures. It was a difficult task!
The hike was stunning, and we would have loved to spend more time on the trails, but the park was closing and it was time for us to get back to Dillard for dinner! 

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