Monday, October 27, 2008

A Sunday Drive to Lookout Mountain

It was a picture-perfect Autmn day. Azure blue sky, scarlet maple leaves, and 70 degrees- AND it was Sunday afternoon! We hopped in the car with a cooler of snacks and two excited pugs to explore the North Georgia Mountains, specifically, Lookout Mountain! I had heard about a brand new community, Cloudland Station, and wanted to check it out for myself- and for those of you who might like it, too.

Well, we were not disappointed. Dubbed "America's First Cottage Towne", Cloudland Station is like stepping back in time to a simpler, refreshing time where our spirit can be renewed as we take time to enjoy simple things! When is the last time you enjoyed a picnic, a game of kick-the-can, skipping stones in the lake or sitting in a tire swing? This is Cloudland Station!
We toured a model home, and I was enthralled with the fact that even though it was small compared to a typical Atlanta house, it's open plan offered plenty of space and featured top-notch appliances and fixtures.

Only 90 minutes to 2 hours north of Atlanta, Cloudland Station makes the perfect spot for a family getaway weekend/vacation or retirement home community.
I took a few pictures on my camera phone and will post them for you ASAP.
Meanwhile, check things out for yourself at
Let me know if you think you might want to take a drive up there. I will connect with them and set up a personal tour for you! We had a wonderful time and came back feeling refreshed!

Have a great week- and don't forget to take time to enjoy the beautiful Fall colors!


Monday, October 6, 2008

Mikey & Misha Invite You to PugFest!

If you love pugs, be sure to head out to the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds for PugFest 2008, the big fundraiser for the Southeast Pug Rescue. Mikey and Misha are already getting excited and preparing their Halloween costumes for the Big Event on Saturday, October 25th.

Just imagine it! Over 700 pugs and their people will be in attendance! There are contests honoring pugs for "most wrinkles", "best kisser", "curliest tail", and "best costume", as well as a Parade of the Adoptees, many vendors, pet pictures, grooming, anything related to pugs and their people.

Tickets are only $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. Pugs get in free!

Mikey and Misha say, "See you at PugFest '08"! (That's us, Mikey on the left, and Misha on the right, with our dad, Steve.) We were rescued over a year ago, and now we love being Pampered Pooches!

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