Sunday, December 11, 2011

Enjoying the Season Middle Georgia Style

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here but we haven't had too much time to enjoy very many seasonal festivities.   But last weekend my husband and I took a day to go visit my mom and take her on a holiday outing.  

Early Saturday morning we headed down to pick up my mom and traveled to Perry, Georgia.  It happens to be the place where I was born (click here to see the house which served as a clinic and birthing center) and it's also the home of the famous New Perry Hotel
The hotel has recently reopened and is under new management so it was fun to explore this middle Georgia landmark.
The hotel was holding a gingerbread house event and we had such a great time decorating our houses.  

And even enjoyed a visit with Santa before lunch and heading off to Lane.  
Now if you have never traveled I-75 to Florida and stopped by Lane you've missed out on THE BEST peach ice cream, pecan treats and a taste of the south.  As a young girl we went to the packing sheds which operated 24-hours a day during peach season but things at Lane's have changed over the years.    
Lane Southern Orchards is a few miles off the interstate and driving over we saw cotton fields.   In some ways it looked like snow was  on the ground giving the farmland a touch of seasonal decoration.
 Then we passed the beautiful pecan groves.  So peaceful and stately.
At Lane's you will always discover fresh cinnamon pecans on the menu.

 And a store full of peach and pecan goods, including pickled peaches.  Yum!!!

 I'm hoping this week slows down so that we can spend more time enjoying the season.  
Have your holiday celebrations gotten underway?


  1. Looks like you all had a splendid time. What a thoughtful gift for your mom. I know this was a special time for all three of you. Happy Holidays! ~ Sarah

  2. I will have to stop at Lane next time I head south on I75! Looks like you had a great outing with your Mom. I'm about done decorating and now will start some baking and Christmas present wrapping!
    hugs, Linda

  3. I will have to stop my Lane's the next time I head south on I75~ looks like you had a great outing with your Mom! hugs, Linda

  4. What a trip down memory lane for me, Cheryl...seing the orchards (though there it was pecans) and cotton growing in the fields! I spent my teenage years in south Georgia and grew to love the landscape thanks to my sweet daddy who enjoyed checking on the crops in the fields as we drove by...very diffferent from the mountains where I had grown up. Have a wonderful week!...hugs...Debbie

  5. Sounds like a good time! Enjoy the time with your sweet mom.

    Thanks for stopping by and your kind comments! Have you entered the giveaway?

  6. We are decorated and the presents are wrapped. Baking starts today. The real celebration will begin when the children arrive from each coast.

    I wish you all the best for Christmas!! I'm sure it will be very special with the little girls around.


  7. Jojo I found you at my friend Jane's! What a wonderful getaway. I am slowing down to really enjoy the season myself.

    Come to enter the latest in The 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways from Design du Monde!

    Art by Karena

  8. Please don't hate me 'cause I'm done!!! Well, all except dippin' my homemade truffles that is.

    Let me tell ya I only began a week ago Saturday and really kicked it in gear the whole week. Every thing from deckin' the halls, buyin' the gifts to sendin' the card...done in a week! Now I have to say I spent hardly any time bloggin' last week.

    Think there's a connection??? Heeehehehe!!!

    God bless ya and have a fantastic day sweetie.

    BTW: Pop over if ya get a chance. place, ya'll come. Heck, I'll even leave the light on and throw out a platter of fudge! :o)