Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday With Friends

Jennifer is hosting Friday with Friends where we gather aroundt o share memories and get to know each other a little better.  Today we are sharing about vacations.  Which do you prefer – the beach or the mountains?
As a young girl, my family lived within minutes from the beach.  I was a beach girl all the way!  My earliest memories were playing in the sand, riding the waves and enjoying the sun and fun.  When we moved further away from the beach, the highlight of the summer was still a trip to the beach. 

My husband’s earliest memories were traveling to the mountains for vacations.  He enjoyed camping, swimming in creeks, visiting the Cherokee reservation (for tourists!), campfires and the great outdoors. 
When we married, we did the beach vacations for several years.  I had never been to the mountains.  One year we had a long weekend and planned to go to North Georgia.  There were “hills” there, but no mountain peaks.  The closer we got, the more excited my husband got.  He said since we were within a few hours of the mountains, we would go ahead to to visit them.  We had no reservations or plans and ended up staying in an older, small motel, but it was one of the best trips we had ever taken!  The beauty, the majesty, the fresh mountain air brought my heart to life!  We walked, we drove and just gazed upon the beauty of God’s creation.  I was hooked!

Since then, we’ve taken some time each year to visit the mountains.  We stay in a rustic cabin, usually with family and enjoy some wholesome, quality time together and enjoy being outdoors.
We still visit the beach some, but I’m going to have to lean towards being a mountain girl!
2009 Beach:
There’s still nothing like a beach sunrise:
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2009 Mountains:  The beauty, majesty and richness of fall colors is awesome!
What a blessing to be able to enjoy a little bit of both worlds!  Tell me about you, are you a beach or mountain person?

1 comment:

  1. WOW - your pictures are great! It really is hard to choose - especially when those photos remind of the beauty each has to offer - isn't it great to have so much variety to enjoy??!! Hope you are having a great time at the beach...and so glad you joined us today! Take great photos this trip:)


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