Friday, August 2, 2013

best week ever.

A few weeks ago, Jacob and I took a mini-vacation to Barnsley Gardens, a golf resort on the grounds of a historic former plantation about an hour north of Atlanta.  


This mini-vacation was my attempt to get out of town for Jacob's birthday and see new things while still being financially responsible.

Only nothing about Barnsley Gardens is cheap.  So while I may have saved money not flying anywhere, I paid $5 for a disposable razor after I forgot mine, so I guess it all evens out. 

The place is gorgeous, though and definitely worth it.  The staff is super friendly and accommodating, the property is gorgeous (lush and green, thanks to all of the rain), and there is so much to do.  It's hard to believe it's only an hour from Atlanta - we felt very far away and very relaxed.

So relaxed, in fact, that we tried to extend our vacation an extra night, but they were completely booked.  Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.

Our trip to Barnsley Gardens was wedged in between two nights of Phish in Alpharetta and the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup at the Georgia Dome.

It was an action-packed, exhausting five days of live music, golf, soccer - many of Jacob's most favorite things.

In fact, I affectionately started referring to the week as “Jacob’s Best Week Ever.”  Lucky for me, a lot of his favorite things are my favorite things.  

Add in a trip to the beach, the spa, a Georgia Bulldogs win, and the Lumineers singing "This Must Be the Place," (LISTEN TO THIS SONG) and that would've been my "Best Week Ever" too.   

I'm not sure if I'm high-maintenance, or if a lot of things make me happy. 

I'm curious - tell me - what would your best week ever look like?

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