For the last of my Iceland posts, I thought I’d share about our South Coast Iceland tour. It was a really cool tour, because like the other tours, it showed us a very different part of Iceland. We used GeoIceland for this tour. One of my favorite things on this trip was getting to see a real life glacier and touch it. Glaciers are such rare things for people to see (at least where we live ;). We experienced some wild Icelandic weather that day and got drenched on our walk to the glacier, which is why we don’t have a ton of photos from that part of the day. My iPhone had so many water spots on the camera lenses, haha. We saw several more waterfalls and another beach with what we were told are basically killer waves. They actually warn you not to go too close to the shoreline, because these waves will actually kill you. Apparently, there are a lot of natural phenomenons in Iceland that can kill you, so just something to remember. 😉 Also, this is another reason I think it’s worth it to have a tour guide, because Iceland’s weather, nature and roads were VERY foreign to us. Enjoy a few photos of our last Iceland post!
If you didn’t catch my first Utah post, be sure to check it out for my recommendations on what to do in Salt Lake City and Park City. One of my favorite things we did in Utah was take a trip to Mirror Lake. It was a gorgeous 45-60 minute drive, easy for all of our family members (who were a variety of ages) and so much fun. We were able to walk around the lake and get some beautiful photos of the scenery. On our way to Mirror Lake, we stopped at the Samak Smoke House for a bathroom break, beef jerky and other goodies. We took our time on the drive up to Mirror Lake, admiring the scenery, stopping for photos and getting out to explore Upper Provo Falls.
At the beginning of August, we spent about a week in Park City with a day trip to a National Park and a day trip to Salt Lake City. Matt’s cousin lives in Utah, so we brought most of Matt’s family along for this adventure. This was new for us, because we’re used to traveling just the two of us, so it was fun to have others along with us. We absolutely loved Park City and thought it was a nice break from the blistering blazing Georgia heat that we experience in August. The weather in Park City was perfect. We found tons to do and lots of other cool places to access from Park City. Here are a few tips for a budget friendly, summer adventure in Utah!
A few weekends ago, we took our visiting family to one of Roswell’s old plantation homes. I don’t know about you, but I’m always up for touring a slightly spooky old home. And Roswell has three of them! Last year, we went to the Smith Plantation and it was so much fun! So this time we went to Barrington Hall, which was the home of the family who founded Roswell. Hope you enjoy a few photos!
After Chelsea’s wedding at the Biltmore, we came back the next day to do a house tour of the Biltmore estate. I’ve always been fascinated by the Vanderbilts so I always love visiting this place. If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth a visit. Here are a few photos of our day exploring the house and gardens. I can’t wait to come back at Christmastime, because I heard it’s the best time to visit.
A few weekends ago, we took a trip north to Dahlonega to visit Wolf Mountain Vineyards & Winery. This place had been on our Georgia bucket list ever since we moved here and we were excited when our friends invited us along. We are big fans of traveling, but also fans of exploring the area we live in. Because we are relatively new here, there’s still just so much to see. This place is beautiful and worth the drive if you’re anywhere near the Georgia mountains. We ate at their really cool cafe, took a wine tour and did a wine tasting at the end. Here are a few photos from our weekend! Hope you enjoy.
The best time is always the time that’s well spent with the ones you love most. A few weekends ago, some of our siblings and niece came for a visit. Watching my niece grow up is one of the sweetest things and it’s true what they say about kids growing up too fast. I feel like Baby G was born yesterday. It’s also been really cool to see my sister and brother-in-law become such amazing parents to their little one. We know how important it is to make the most of the time we have together and document our little adventures. We took Gracyn on her first big Atlanta weekend tour. We went antique shopping, ate lots of good food, visited the Zoo Atlanta (a really great zoo as far as zoos are concerned), walked Piedmont Park and went down a million slides. 😉 Hope you enjoy this sweet video (and a few pictures too)!