Sunday, June 7, 2009

Callaway Gardens mini vacations

At the end of May Disa received a stimulus package from Callaway Gardens, a huge English-type garden (2500 acres!), resort (2700 acres) and forest (8,500 acres) near Pine Mountain in central Georgia.

The stimulus package offered discounts at any lodging belonging to Callaway Garden resort, free entry to the gardens and all Callaway Gardens attractions plus free golf tee time, free tennis, free boat and bicycle rentals.

Since we both love Callaway Gardens, we decided to use this offer and went there last week for a three day, two night mini vacation.

Unfortunately, the weather was not ideal, because we had only one whole day without rain, Wednesday. It rained on Tuesday afternoon,

allowing us to enjoy wet and foggy vistas of the lakes (there are 13 lakes in the gardens, the biggest one with a large sandy beach) and the gardens during an early evening ride/walk through the property:

We enjoyed these aquarelle-like vistas, rain-drooping southern magnolias and the flowering bushes
and the mosses, who seemed to thrive after the rain.

to be continued


Anonymous said...

I have photographed weddings at Callaway Gardens before, it's a very beautiful spot. Quite warm for outside wedding though. So glad you enjoyed the visit there.


nicka said...

Minerva, proszę wklej jakies nowe fotki, bo juz komary sie zalęgły od patrzenia na ten forest :)

Minerva said...

Nicko, masz calkowita racje. Pozostawilam blog samopas na prawie dwa miesiace, ale wroce pewnie dopiero w sierpniu... jesli w ogole...

nicka said...

szkoda...ale będe czekac cierpliwie :)

Anonymous said...

Oh where oh where is Minerva???? katrina

Minerva said...

Katrina, I've just moved to Georgia's Golden Isles after a two month long search for a new - hopefully at least semipermanent - place to live. Will be back blogging in a couple of days.