Bonding with Friends and FOOD!
I recently went for a long weekend with my girlfriends to a cabin in the North Georgia Mountains. I have done this many times before, but this cabin was my favorite. The view of the mountains wasn’t as great as I’ve seen, but the cabin itself had everything we needed to lose ourselves in good food and wine, relaxation, music and bonding.
With three bedrooms and three full baths, there wasn’t much sharing needed, although since my bathroom was on the main floor, we all used it. The huge kitchen – adorned with rustic, cabin-themed cabinetry – was open to the dining and living spaces, and the bar/island boasted four stools where we painted our nails, drank coffee and wrote up our grocery lists.
I haven’t eaten that much food in a long time. I made two dinners, which were somewhat healthy, but my friends really tore it up with homemade stuffed French toast one morning and orange zest-infused pancakes and sausage the next. In between those two meals were snacks of pimento cheese with bacon, chicken salad, chips, cookies and spicy popcorn. I was literally a slave to that popcorn, and I don’t even really like popcorn.
Aside from the big kitchen, we spent most of our time outside on the screened-in porch. Talk about outdoor living at its best! On one side was a living room-like seating area next to a table with four chairs and a huge fireplace. This is where we ate our meals. The other side had a wonderful porch swing that looked out onto the hillside. In between was a hot tub, and even though it was at least 85 degrees every day, we took advantage of it.
Even though the cabin wasn’t decked out with the latest and greatest technology, and it’s design was “woodsy” rather than chic and transitional, I can’t wait to go back. I ate great meals, shared tea with some deer in our yard one morning and bonded with some wonderful friends I will have for life.
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