Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Sep 8, 2012

A Great Morning

Seems odd that I visited a place I used to live, this morning. I went to Stone Mountain to meet Sean and Kate, a lovely young couple and their little boy, Sawyer. They are camped at the Stone Mountain campground. I had met Sean, before. He made his Mom (a very good friend of mine) and me breakfast and a steak dinner at Victoria Bryant State Campground on Mother's Day a number of years ago.

Today, I had the pleasure of meeting Kate and little Sawyer who I see on Facebook. He is adorable! He is Mr. Personality and such a BOY. No whining--just great big smiles. Sean and Kate are a great couple. I thought they were so cute the way the worked together in such an easy going manner making a breakfast of sausage, potatoes, onions, cheese and eggs for tortillas. Delicious! They are both excellent cooks (chefs, really). Kate bakes cupcakes in her own business, and I expect her to become a very well known caterer. I think she's probably well-known in her area, now. She's going to be doing some weddings, in the fall I think she said. At any rate, I got to benefit from their culinary skills this morning. Sean is a fireman in Florida--my Dad was a fireman, and many of them are good cooks because they cook while on duty. Sean is no exception. 

Sawyer does everything with his Mom and Dad; today they are climbing Stone Mountain (Well, Sawyer gets to ride in a back pack)!  They went to the aquarium the other day, and tonight it's the laser show. Sawyer was showing me the Taxi Boat that went by--they had been on that. There were two surf boards on the ground and Sean says he and Kate go out on the lake and stand on them and paddle while the little guy sits on Sean's and puts his feet in the water. Jack enjoyed himself and behaved as well as could be expected since they were camped right on the water. Sawyer wasn't one bit afraid of him--I suspect it's because he has Molly his "Omi's" pup and Jack's friend to play with. I think the campsite is the very one that Rich and I used to camp at when our children were little--there used to be fishing contests at the lake. We awoke at dawn and the mountain was pure gold as the sun shined on it.

As I drove away, I thought, "I'd like to come here to camp so that I can take pictures of the park." I was so intent on just taking pictures of Sawyer and enjoying the company that I didn't take of many of anything else. I really think their site is the nicest in the park. Funny how you can overlook the pretty places in your own back yard.


Aww...geez, I really wanted to go swimming...

I wanted to leave early so that it wasn't too hot when they climbed the mountain. It was so nice of them to make time for me. They are an adorable little family. I'm so glad I was able to get to meet them.

Before closing, it's a special day in my life. My son, Michael, was born on this date. Happy, happy birthday, Joy Boy.

10 comments:

  1. What a fun day for you and Jack who is looking very handsome. How did you do that picture grid? It's just the thing I need for some pictures I wanted to post in my blog today.

    Speaking of Fireman, Have you see the Engine 2 Vegan Recipe book? Those firemen are GREAT cooks!!

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    1. I really did enjoy meeting the kids. The little guy is unbelievably adorable! I use TurboCollage to make the grid. It's so easy! Jack thanks you for the compliment. :)

      No, I haven't seen the book. Fireman usually are because they cook for the firehouse--I think my Dad's "house" used to do rotation. Thanks for stopping by, Sherry.

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  2. I agree they are an adorable family. So nice of you to drive over to visit them.

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    1. I just thought you might agree. They are like the perfect little family in the perfect little A-Frame. It was so nice of them to HAVE me. What a delicious breakfast!

      I just got a text--they've already climbed the mountain and are back down. Oh, to be young, again!

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  3. Happy birthday to your son! I hear the love in your voice for him. It is funny how we miss the things in our back yard sometimes, isn't it?

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    1. Thank you, Levonne. I have three wonderful children. We were very fortunate...they have always good to us and a pleasure to raise.

      Yes, I've been enjoying Rick's posts from his neck of the woods...he has a little more to work with living on Vancouver Island. Little harder to find beauty around Atlanta. ;-) When we lived in Stone Mountain, the park was like our back yard. We were there all the time--always something to do. Now, it's got even more. It used to be state owned and is now is privately owned.

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  4. That Sawyer is certainly a handsome lad...and Jack is too of course!! What a nice outing for you both.

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  5. You were definitely in Ely with all the murals and the duck pond. I thought about trying to track down all the murals but we just didn't have the time. You drove Highway 50 did you. I really would like to do that sometime and get my I survived it certificate. But I don't want to have to do it behind a tow truck. Not fun. One thing about this route we're taking is the lack of anybody if something were to go wrong. Like with Scootz tonight. We're in Caliente and they have no vet. She hurt her back again. So I gave her a pain med and we're headed to Vegas early to get into the vet as soon as we can.

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  6. It just doesn't take much to have a really nice day for most of us! Looks like everyone enjoyed it...including Jack. I am going to take my mom camping in my little trailer for a couple of days in Oct..looking forward to it.

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  7. Have a great time, Sheryl. Thanks for stopping by.

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