At Lake Rabun for a day

21 Aug

This weekend my husband surprised us with a mini road trip to visit the lake house his parents had while he was growing up. I have seen many home videos of a young David being a silly, sweet, and crazy little boy there. It’s not a long drive up to Lake Rabun, but on the way there we encountered many big wrecks and it looked like this outside (I was a little apprehensive about our hiking intentions):

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I think David learned a lot about life spending his summers there (and choice cold weather occasions too) and began his appreciation for the outdoors. Maybe his adventurous nature gave birth there. It was very fun to see him so animated talking about the different things he and his siblings and friends used to do there and to see it all in person.

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Of course it was clear at the Lake until we started our hike up to Minihana. I had to take off my glasses so I could see in the rain. Then I forgot I couldn’t see with my glasses off either.

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He loved it… until mama dipped his hand in the water!

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I would love to be able to spend time in the mountains by a lake and a waterfall as my children grow up. It’s one of my goals to be able to have that for our family. The way this weather is going, maybe a new lake will form in the city. Now, how to get the mountains to come to us too?

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Their old dock and playground.

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Walter was such a trooper. Love that boy!

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On the way home we passed the school bus graveyard on 85. This is only the first line, there are hundreds of them with cars piled on top too!

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2 Responses to “At Lake Rabun for a day”

  1. segmation August 21, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    Wow, so many yellow school buses! Love your pictures! http://www.segmation.wordpress.com

    • mamajohnston August 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Thank you! I had fun taking them/being in them!!! šŸ™‚

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