Monday, June 25, 2012

*Georgia On My Mind

For some reason, my family keeps ended up in Georgia. My grandmother managed a bookstore there back before I was born and, when I was very young, my grandfather lived in a mountain community near Atlanta called Big Canoe. I remember going on vacations to visit them and going to Six Flags and riding the roller coasters and rides there.

When I was in college, one of my friends lived near Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Georgia. Her parents owned a chain of bar and grills in and around Atlanta and I had several friends in Atlanta at the time. She didn't have a car, so I would drive us down on the weekends and her parents let us stay with them. This way, we could visit friends and go see bands when they played in the area. I wanted to move down there myself, but out of state tuition and falling in love with the man who's now my husband kept me here in NC.

Still, I have a feeling I may end up there again in the future, maybe after we retire. Like parts of North Carolina, Georgia also has beautiful mountains and lakes and Atlanta has so much to offer for people of all ages. If we decide to look at retirement communities or senior living Atlanta would be one of the areas high on our list. There are so many places available with beautiful surroundings and pools, fitness, and other amenities nearby and being close to the city means more events and cultural offerings to choose from.
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