So, Ladies and Gentlemen, we're back from our annual trip to America! Did it really come and go so quickly?
And since we packed a wallop into that 2+ weeks, I'll start with the last first...our time with the kids in the North Georgia mountains.
It's my 4th year as a family (Astrid's 3rd) to rent a cabin 2 hours north of Atlanta, but this time in a different one altogether...just as nice and with another spectacular view:
We're so lucky that owners rent out these homes away from home.
It's not hard to settle in immediately.
This was our first year to add an extra night, making it Thursday - Monday.
We kept saying it made all the difference in the world!
As you'd guess, our time was often centered around food.
Daughter Amy and Dennis were the cooks....
...along with son Mark's bran muffins (and carrot cake!)...
...and s'mores, of course, at least twice in between games of Spades.
Astrid and I were the chief bottle washers. A nice exchange!
There was also ping pong, pool, football, jigsaw-puzzle making, laptop time...
Square Up (a new game for us)...
...and the hot tub for Uncle Mark and Nicholas, the boys.
I even had time to make the lining for Amy's last (of 5) cross-stitch Xmas stocking.
And then Astrid and I were off on our own, taking walks in the beauty of Mother Nature all around us.
Do you notice something???? A new Canon PowerShot camera for me, yes!
It replaces my 28-300 mm bazooka lens that was aggravating my sciatic issues.
I sold that lens to a fellow blogger and used that money to buy the new camera and an iPad4.
The new camera is 24-1200 mm, for you camera buffs...my new travel camera that also shoots in RAW.
This was October 17-21, just about peak time for the autumn leaves.
My favorite time of the year!
That time of the year, too.
Trick or treat?
Impressions, impressions, impressions...even in the North Georgia mountains!
How can you say NO to that!
We were there during the full moon on October 18th...and the sunrise on the 21st, the day we left.
All my images here are with my new camera, barely tweaked.
I'm a happy camper!