Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter weekend in the mountains

We spent the weekend at a condo in Helen, Georgia with my parents. A huge storm came through right when we got there—hail and everything. We heard later that it was a lot worse in Suwanee, GA than in Helen.

I took an Easter basket filled with all kinds of arts and crafts and gave it to Amanda Friday night. She was occupied each night with something different while my parents and Bob and I played cards. Friday night she made sand art bottles.

My dad and I went hiking in Unicoi State Park on Saturday.

It was so pretty!

This is the Nacoochee Indian Mound. It was the center of the ancient Cherokee town of Gauxule, visited by DeSoto in 1540 in his search for gold. On this ceremonial mound stood the Town House where a sacred fire burned unceasingly. Ceremonial dances were performed in and around the Town House. Residents of the town lived on the flat land surrounding the mound.

Bob and Amanda

Amanda loved the swimming pool the best!

She had fun with Papa and also made several friends.

Amanda taking a picture of Nana and Papa while getting her toes painted.

Amanda got an eye patch in one of her easter eggs!


Wahokia said...

Say "Hello" to your folks for me. It looks like they are doing well.

Bethany said...

Natasha, the sale at Publix doesn't start until Thursday. So hold off. ;)

Bethany said...

It looks like you guys had a great Easter weekend! I love the resort you stayed at! So pretty!