by jenna on July 3, 2008

We arrived! But….the bad news is that I think I’m sick…hopefully I’m just tired but I’m all achy, stuffed up and just plain blah today. I’m hoping that if I rest today (which I have been doing) I will feel better tomorrow and the rest of the weekend!




The drive was 12 hours yesterday! We picked up Erin at the Atlanta airport around 11 pm and kept on heading north up to the mountains. We didn’t arrive until 4 am!!! Ryan was such a sport and drove most of the way because I’m not the best at driving at night, especially up such steep winding roads. We stopped in Gainesville last night for dinner at this “run in run out” sushi place. Its the quick version of a really popular sushi restaurant up there called Dragonfly. I ordered a spicy tuna rice bowl and it was very yummy although huge and I couldn’t finish it!




Then….later the snacks came out. I had a nectarine, some Leapin’ Lemurs and an apple late into the night. At least I packed healthy snacks!




It’s so gorgeous here and I’m so upset that I don’t feel well. I didn’t fall asleep until 5:30 though this morning and woke up at 9, so that might have something to do with it also. I’ve just been laying around all day, in bed and in the hammock on the porch trying to rest.


For breakfast, Grandma Dot made us an old fashioned southern meal—-bacon, eggs, toast and grits! Now this is NOT healthy but it sure was good. It doubled as breakfast and lunch since we ate it around noon and I haven’t been hungry since! All those fats will sure keep ya….


We are waiting on the rest of the family to arrive and I think I might go fix a super late lunch right now. Totally glad that I found the internet though so I can update you all with everything, even though my posts might only be once daily!

I’m off to go lay again in the hammock and stare out at the mountains……….hopefully this mountain air will revive me asap!


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Natalie July 3, 2008 at 8:02 pm

Looks so relaxing! I love the Go Gators mini-house. I’ve been to Dragonfly tons of times…I still think it’s the best sushi in Florida!


bee July 3, 2008 at 8:21 pm

wow! that view is beautiful.

enjoy the peace and quiet (and feel better soon)!


Evey July 3, 2008 at 8:39 pm

WOW.. what a lovely place!

I’m sorry that you’re not feeling your best.. hopefully with some rest that’ll clear up so you can enjoy the beauty that you are in.

Ugh, I’m not gonna lie, Jenna, that brunch looks sooo good. Yea, it’s not healthy, but if you eat healthy most of the time, a few splurges never hurt anybody. 😉

Enjoy your holiday!


natalie July 3, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Funny picture of you sleeping :)
I hope you feel better! The mountains look beautiful!


Lauren July 3, 2008 at 9:58 pm

It looks beautiful up there and so relaxing!

Nicole, would you mind if I emailed you a question I have? In case you don’t want to give your email address, mine is:

Hope you don’t mind :)


Heather July 3, 2008 at 10:32 pm

That view is beautiful! I wish I had the chance to get out of the city for the weekend! Enjoy!


erica July 4, 2008 at 12:27 am

wow, it looks gorgeous there! have a great time… hope you feel better!


Katie S July 4, 2008 at 12:55 am

I’m not feeling too hot either Jenna!! Boo… on a long weekend too!!! Hope you get to enjoy the mountains, it looks BEAUTIFUL there!!! So darn jealous! Have a fantastic vacation!


Andrea July 4, 2008 at 1:03 am

wow that looks so peaceful and relaxing there! and you are soooo pretty in all the pics :)


tsbrown July 4, 2008 at 1:09 am

Jenna, please feel better and have fun. Please let us know what brand that green headband is. It is so pretty…as are you!


ann July 4, 2008 at 1:14 am

where in the mtns are you?!! i’m from asheville…
have fun!


Claire July 4, 2008 at 1:38 am

Wow, it looks truly relaxing! Hopefully you will feel better soon. Sometimes not too healthy breakfasts are the best when you are traveling…


Em July 4, 2008 at 1:50 am

1) that place is gorgeous! i am so jealous!!

2) so sorry you feel sick! that’s no fun at all! I hope your better quickly!! you look gorgeous in your pictures though!! i love that headband!! your hair always looks so pretty!

3) Those leaping lemurs look yummy! I have to try a box!

4) The tuna bowl sounds DIVINE! and looks amazing!!

have a great rest of your trip! im so glad you have internet too ! :)


Sarah July 4, 2008 at 11:53 am

wow, it really looks gorgeous there! I bet you’re just super-exhausted, not only from the lack of sleep from the drive up, but from being SO busy for months! Get lots of rest this weekend, relax, and enjoy yourself. And your hair looks so good : )


Michelle July 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm

Jenna, hope you feel better real soon so you can enjoy the rest of your weekend!! Still lovin your blog!!


Jennifer July 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

I think you’re in my ‘neck of the woods’ now– where are you staying?! Enjoy your little vacation, I know from experience just how amazingly restorative just a few days in the mountains can be.


NJ July 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm

So… are you back eating meat now on a regular basis? Just wondering. For what it’s worth, I hope you stay veg.

Have an awesome time on vacay:)


Kristie July 4, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Oh wow does it ever look nice and peaceful there. I’d love to just sit all day and nap in that hammock.
Good job surviving that 12 hour drive, that must have been pretty killer. I like long drives but not THAT long, yikes!


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