DAYS SIX TO TWENTY-ONE, Part I

We stayed in Georgia for a total of sixteen days. Dani’s house is tucked into a lovely little neighborhood that’s not quite suburbia and not quite the boondocks, but combines the best of both worlds in the nicest way. This is Dani’s backyard (on both sides of the fence):

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Inside the fence she enjoys such rural pleasures as chicken-keeping and gardening…

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…and outside the fence is a lush wilderness where deer come to browse from time to time.

Until we began this road trip Luke and Elizabeth had only ever been in desert places, so I wasn’t sure how they would react to such a woodsy environment. To my delight they embraced the forest with great enthusiasm, and we spent the first few days of our visit exploring everything within hiking distance of the house.

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I was overwhelmed by the sheer wealth and diversity of life in this place. Everywhere I looked there were sweeping vistas and tiny unexpected gifts of beauty that sent me scrambling for my camera.

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Elizabeth found this little guy in the driveway:

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We did other cool stuff there too, but I think this page is big enough, so…

To be continued!

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