Serenbe

It happens every two years. My sister plans a weekend not too far from the Atlanta airport for us to get together with our kids and grandkids. It’s a great way for the east and west coast cousins to stay in touch and a fine way for Grandpa John and Beba to watch the grandkids morph from babies to children to pre-teens.

The New York Times calls Serenbe,“a utopian experiment in New Urbanism being molded out of Georgia red clay.” There is an urban village but we stay on the farm in the large Lake House and in the smaller Magnolia Cottage which serves as the quiet zone for the older members of our party.

The Lake House on the right and the Magnolia Cottage on the left.

The Lake House on the left and the Magnolia Cottage on the right.

The nice screened in poarch

The nice screened in porch

The pool is a popular attraction when the temperature is in the 90s.

A rare moment when no one is in the pool. Must be lunchtime

A rare moment when no one is in the pool. Must be lunchtime

Oh, wait. There they are.

Oh, wait. There they are.

A couple of more shots from around the property…

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Eating is another popular activity.

Jake, Avery, Huck, Townes, and Griffin

Jake, Avery, Huck, Townes, and Griffin

Bess

Bess

The grownups table

The grownups table

One morning I went for a stroll before breakfast.

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Turkey Vultures

Turkey Vultures

If you just can't get enough of Turkey Vultures, here are two more

If you just can’t get enough of Turkey Vultures, here are two more

The farm provides a morning hay ride for guests. Who would want to pass up a free hay ride?

Head 'em up. Move 'em out!

Head ’em up. Move ’em out!

Abbey

Abbey

Like mother, like daughter

Like mother, like daughter

Townes

Townes and some of his truck collection

A couple of friendly donkeys

A couple of friendly donkeys

Breakfast time

Breakfast time for critters

Hummm. Leg of lamb or a wool sweater?

Hummm. Leg of lamb or a wool sweater?

Gus, the Pot Belly Pig

Gus, the Pot Belly Pig

A llama. OK, you get the idea...

A llama. OK, you get the idea…

Serenbe has a small Saturday Farmers Market with local entertainment.

Townes channeling Townes Van Zandt?

Townes channeling Townes Van Zandt?

Jen, Dave, Griffin, and Huck decided to take a horseback trail ride to a waterfall.

This horse REALLY liked Dave

This horse REALLY liked Dave

Cowgirl Jennifer

Cowgirl Jennifer

Cowboy Dave

Cowboy Dave

Wrangler Griffin

Wrangler Griffin

Wrangler Huck

Wrangler Huck

After all that physical activity, people need a little down time.

Dave and Huck

Dave and Huck

Jennifer and Huck

Jennifer and Huck

Joe and kids

Joe and kids

Avery and Townes

Avery and Townes

Abbey and Bess discussing Tarheel basketball

Abbey and Bess discussing Tarheel basketball

Our definition of 'emergency' was pretty loose

Our definition of ’emergency’ was pretty loose

Just a little power nap

Just a little power nap

And what trip to Serenbe would be complete without a bonfire, S’mores, bubbles, and sparklers?

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My blog consultant says I make these things way too long; nobody wants to scroll down. So, if you have made it this far, permit me to post a couple of food photos. Our last meal was Sunday dinner at the Farmhouse before everyone went their separate ways.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Chicken

Fried Chicken

The kids table

Mostly well behaved children at the kids table

The official family photo from Serenbe 2015

The official family photo from Serenbe 2015

THE END

THE END

 

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