Thursday, August 31, 2023

First Coca-Cola Mural, Hiking, Ice Cream & Pizza

We took a ride into Cartersville this morning. This is the first painted mural to advertise Coca-Cola. It was placed on this wall for the Coca Cola Company in 1894 at Young Brothers Pharmacy. The sign was restored in 1989. I think I would've liked it more if it wasn't restored.


We drove around Red Top Mountain State Park looking for a new place to hike.

Wake us up when we get there!

Google & Stella are ready for a hike!

 The pups can't understand why I'm taking pictures of leaves.



Entering the life jacket zone!


Scenic Altoona Lake

Stella was barking at the guy swimming/towing the boat.

 Coconuts Ice Cream

4 Way Lunch in Cartersville, is Georgia's oldest restaurant without a telephone.

We got takeout from Mellow Mushroom for dinner

The sun sets on Altoona Lake behind our beautiful cabin.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Red Top Mountain Cabin

Stella loves the spacious screened deck.

Google likes having the comforts of home on his trips.

Enjoying the wraparound view ... aka looking for squirrels!

I think Google & Stella want some pancakes with raspberries & whipped cream.

 How about some treats?!?


The screened in deck is HUGE! It's about 30' long!

 Google loves posing for his mom.

Mr. Sleepyhead!

Everyone is so relaxed!

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Hurricane Idalia Evacuation

Since Hurricae Idalia is heading towards Jacksonville, we decided to head to Red Top Mountain State Park in Cartersville, GA. Google & Stella love road trips!

Our cabin is brand new & beautiful!

Mary, Google, Barbara, Stella & I got here after dark, so I'll take more cabin photos over the next few days.


Sunday, August 27, 2023

Another Pool Day

There's nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool with Stella on a hot summer day.

Stella raced by me to get to the steps.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Friday in South Florida

I don't remember seeing this photo, but it's framed on my mom's dresser. It's from my parent's engagement party at Carl Hoppl's in Baldwin, NY.

 When I Googled Carl Hoppl's, I found this postcard online. Love it! So MCM!

Adam is gonna be thrilled when he gets all of these 2024 calendars!

Fish tank in the waiting room at University of Miami Health.