Friday, November 16, 2012

My Idea of a Best Day Ever...

After a wild morning of forgetfulness trying to get to Atlanta, I finally arrived only 4 hours later.  Debbie, being the hostess that she is, slowed down her schedule to cater to me.  We started our days with a lingering cup of coffee in our pj's....filled the days with shopping and eating...and ended them with a glass of wine.  My idea of a best day ever.  Only it was 3 days in a row. 

It's a challenge to stay in the moment...just be...
much less remember to capture some of it with a camera.
So alot of these pictures were taken from the cell phone or a moving car.
My friend lives in an urban townhouse down the street
 from a historical area of Roswell...Big City meets Mayberry.

 Walking to the shops and restaurants, this is a tucked away sitting area in the townhouse development.  On Friday nights, homeowners can walk down with their cocktail and their dogs for an evening of socializing....they call it Park Tails. 
Move me there.

Would you look at those trees?
If you live near me, you will understand how awesome that is to see.
Fall colors....ahhh.

 On the right are some townhomes...
straight ahead the cute street of shops and restaurants. 

Perfect weather...outside dining.

Chip took us for a ride in his 1930 LaSalle that once belonged to his aunt. 
No power steering, no windows, but plenty of leg room. 

Why they call the "trunk" the "trunk."

The trees...

the trees...

 the trees.

I got to go to Ballard's Backroom!  If only I had had a truck,
I could have brought home some treasures.  While I didn't buy anything,
I did have fun seeing all the things in person. 
 If you haven't heard of Ballard you have.

And we went in and out of lots of cute stores like this one. 

Bad cell phone picture...but cute idea on the front porch of this store.

Yeah way down yonder on the chattahoochee
It gets hotter than a hoochie coochie
We layed rubber on the georgia asphalt
We got a litte crazy but we never got caught

We crossed The Chattahoochie River several times while out and about. 
The '88 models. 
 Cameron (my second child) and Taylor (Debbie's first born)
 were born 10 days apart in February, 1988. 
They met when they were 4 and were in Kindergarten and First Grade together. 
While they've grown up and are now adults...they are still the same to us. 

This is Blake and Taylor when we met them back in 92. 
 We love these kids and honestly, they are frozen in my mind like this. 

A gentle giant...Blake. 
These boys are all grown up in to two great men.
Next's all about the football!
Until then....thankful for this trip, this family, the lasting friendship.


  1. Wonderful part of the country! My mother's family is mostly in those parts!!! I love visiting the Chattahoochee cousins!

  2. That place looks so charming! Also you and I have the same idea of best day ever.

    Pardon me for saying so your girl and her boy make a mighty cute twosome. Wink wink.

  3. LOVED this post! I've never seen Deb's home but it looks beautiful! And I had no idea Chip had that antique car; how cool! It sounds like you had an amazing time. I agree--the trees are gorgeous! xo -Annie

  4. You have a truly blessed life!