This year has been extremely busy and stressful for my business and my personal life, and it all caught up to me in early October when I was drowning in work and just mentally, physically, creatively, and spiritually exhausted. I knew I needed time away to rest and reset. After seeing ads for this company called Getaway popping up, I looked into it further. It sounded like EXACTLY what I needed, so I booked a trip for the week of Thanksgiving! It was an incredible trip and I’m excited to share my Getaway House review of my time as well as photos all shot on 35mm film.
I was so excited the week leading up—just really ready for some alone time far away from work and people and all the stress of the past few months. You can read about my 2019 year in review here. On Sunday after church, I headed out! The campground was about 2 hours north of Atlanta in the Chattahoochee National Forest and it was a really beautiful and relaxing drive up through the remaining fall colors on the trees in the mountains.
When I got to my cabin, I squealed with excitement when I saw how cute the inside of it was! I loved the humungous window facing out to the forest plus the mini kitchen and sitting area. There was a campfire station, chairs, and a picnic table outside of my cabin too.Sunday afternoon— Every cabin is named after a Getaway staff member’s grandparent; mine was Casimir. After settling in, unpacking, and resting just a little bit, I went out to explore since there was still sunlight. It was sooo quiet on the campground, which I loved. Mostly just sounds of nature. I saw a few other campers my first night, but for the most part, it was empty and serene.
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