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Big Georgia Recap

As you all have probably figured out by now (unless you’re just tuning in and if so a big hearty welcome) Kristin and I got together this weekend at her family’s vacay getaway in the mountains of north Georgia.  We had a super time and I think we may have to make getting away to the mountains, husband-free for a few days an annual tradition.  Not that we mind the fellas, but it really was great for the two of us to relax in our PJ’s sipping on a big ol’ bottle of vino each night, laughing into the wee hours.  Don’t you just love how when you get together with your girl friends who know you best, that the same stories you’ve been reliving for years are still just as hilarious?!  Recounting our dating disasters and high school shenanigans continues to be a source of never ending giggles.  Somewhere between the fall leaves, honey fried chicken, and no agenda, we both took a deep breath and forgot about our stress.  Even the Dude was taking in the scenery and loving life!

Georgia Barn

As Kristin posted about yesterday, on Saturday we visited a local winery and I fell in love with their grounds.  Acres of rolling hills, a red barn, and this classic car made the perfect backdrop.  I think I need to own an winery one day.  It’s my new day dream.  Check out the dude strolling along in his plaid shirt like he owned the place.  It cracked us both up!  Miss that little guy so much already!

The town of Clayton has a small historic downtown that’s quite charming.  This bookstore had it all including a big fat cat strolling up and down the aisles.

Clayton, GA Bookstore

One of our favorite spots was the newly discovered Zeppelins.  I’m a sucker for an ol’ hippie haunt and this place was charming and laid back.  Did I mention that the food was amazing!?  But my absolute favorite was the Steve Martin record cover on the wall.  So great.

Zeplin's in Clayton, GA

Of course only when you get yourself out of the city can you see such interesting modes of transportation such as the hand painted camouflage truck and the covered wagon.  Somehow I don’t think the streets of DC could rock these looks, do you?

Covered Wagon and Camoflauge Truck

So, it’s back to reality for me.  Gym, Typing and Laundry.  I’m not quite a Jersey girl, ha!  However, as I write this, I am wishing all of you time to meet up with your own girlfriends to relax for a while!


  • slamdunk

    Quality time with family–sounds like a great time.

    November 15, 2010 at 10:27 pm Reply
  • Danielle (elleinadspir)

    This post is making me want to plan a girls weekend STAT! I too live states away from my best girlfriends….but great weekend trips bring us together and it’s like we never were apart! Aren’t friends like that the best?

    November 15, 2010 at 10:39 pm Reply
  • livin wide

    what a fun trip! so jealous.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:11 am Reply
  • alexandra keller

    the wagon reminded me of summer camp in Ohio –
    i love visiting the country (the Dude looks so cute in his flannel!),
    but i’m really a city girl!

    November 16, 2010 at 7:54 am Reply
  • sarah

    what a great trip!! the little dude is soo cute!

    November 16, 2010 at 7:57 am Reply
  • fashion butter

    Haha, Zepplins looks like the SPOT!

    November 16, 2010 at 8:17 am Reply
  • laura trevey

    Looks like a great time…. I love that 1st photo!

    November 16, 2010 at 8:24 am Reply
  • krystal/village

    so glad you guys had a good time, sounds like a blast! time with girls is always needed

    November 16, 2010 at 8:45 am Reply
  • dancing branflake

    How incredibly fun! Those photos are gorgeous and I love how charming Clayton sounds.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:56 am Reply
  • Krysten

    Okay what a cute place!

    November 16, 2010 at 9:08 am Reply
  • Scientific Housewife

    How fun! You guys must have had a great time 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 9:36 am Reply
  • Maddy

    This town looks so charming and quaint!! So glad you ladies had the best time! I love reliving old college stories with my besties! I think our significant others think it’s a bit lame, but we never tire of it 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 9:47 am Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    That barn is gorgeous! Glad you girls had such a nice time.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:49 am Reply
  • Kelly

    I’m so glad you had such an amazing time! Those pics are great – I especially love the one of the lil dude roaming free!!

    November 16, 2010 at 9:53 am Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    OOOH those photos make me want to pick up and move!!

    You knwo someone is a great friend when you can laugh for hours over the same darn things

    November 16, 2010 at 10:36 am Reply
  • Silver Strands

    Fun! Girl time is always rejuvinating 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 10:42 am Reply
  • Cafe Fashionista

    Ah, there is something so charming about this location – I want to visit! I’m so glad that the two of you had a fabulous time, my loves!! 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 10:46 am Reply
  • Midwest Mommy

    Looks so relaxing there!

    November 16, 2010 at 11:11 am Reply
  • Josie

    This looks like so much fun — and how cute is the Dude? I want to go on a road trip with my high school besties now!
    xo Josie

    November 16, 2010 at 11:15 am Reply
  • sara@domesticallychallenged

    What a fun weekend! The scenery there looks incredible. And They still had leaves on the trees!

    November 16, 2010 at 11:42 am Reply
    • The BonBon Rose Girls

      @sara@domesticallychallenged, I know! Way more leaves still clinging to branches in Georgia than in my parts further north!

      November 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • estelle

    Oh I am loving this post. Your weekend sounds amazing. So needed. That down time with good and true friends is like nothing else. So glad you two were able to do that. Now I need to plan my own…

    November 16, 2010 at 12:16 pm Reply
  • jazzy elizabeth

    lovely x hivennn.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:26 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    Omg how amazingly fabulous! You two are such an inspiration for me. I hope that one day when my friends and I are married with kids, we will find the time to have a girls vacay. It sounds perfect. 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 12:28 pm Reply
    • The BonBon Rose Girls

      @Jennifer Fabulous, You will. The only difference is that you create the after hours party just outside from where little ones are sleeping! Hey, at least there’s no last call! Ha!

      November 16, 2010 at 9:45 pm Reply
  • Jude

    The little dude is soo cute! Sigh, this makes me want to plan my own fab girls’ getaway NOW! Gorgeous, gorgeous.

    November 16, 2010 at 12:42 pm Reply
  • betsy

    looks like a perfect fall getaway! love that pic of the dude. too cute!

    November 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm Reply
  • hi-d

    Looks like you two had a lot of fun! Makes me really miss my bff! Great photos too.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • Forever Boho

    Seems like you had a lovely time!! Thank you so much for the warm b-day wishes, I appreciate it 🙂

    Peace & Love

    November 16, 2010 at 1:17 pm Reply
  • Allison

    It looks like you all had a wonderful time! I love these pictures, and all the places you went to visit look absolutely amazing 🙂 How fun that you both get to catch up and spend time together every year!

    November 16, 2010 at 1:27 pm Reply
  • Beth

    I’m so jealous. Looks like a fab time. I have been itching to get out of town and relax and I’m heading to Dallas for Thanksgiving. It’s not the country but definitely fun of family and love. Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Plan B

    November 16, 2010 at 1:46 pm Reply
  • ms Givens

    I used to live in Georgia. I want to retire there someday. To me every town was like being on vacation. There is so much to see in Georgia. I loved Warm Springs and Tybee Island.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm Reply
  • Cassie

    Love the Autumn surroundings, looks so wonderful.

    November 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm Reply
  • Kristin @ Ellie-Town

    Beautiful scenery! Makes me want to get away with my sis. 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Cheryl

    it’s always nice to get together with a close friend for the weekend. have fun with your version of GTL! 🙂

    Be sure to enter my Jewelry & Makeup Holiday Giveaway!

    November 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm Reply
  • Lyddiegal

    It seems like the two of you had a splendid weekend getaway, sometimes it’s great to just hang out with your best friend, and get to relieve all those amazing times you’ve shared.

    November 16, 2010 at 3:48 pm Reply
  • Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    Glad you ladies got together and had a blast 🙂

    November 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm Reply
  • jeni

    so fun! I read your blog daily and while sitting here in my Levi Jeggings I am excited to see Clayton! I grew up and have a place on Lake Burton… Clayton and the people of Rabun County are fabulous, no?! Next time you’re headed up let me know… wine is on me and we can sit on top of the boat house and watch the ducks swim by!

    November 17, 2010 at 8:47 am Reply
  • Grace

    That looks so pretty! Gym, typing, laundry is more my style, too!

    November 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm Reply

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