Project Alicia : WW: Detours

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

WW: Detours

Over Labor Day weekend we had time to do some exploring, one of our favorite pastimes as a family. Hubs was off for the holiday and we couldn't be more excited for the opportunity to hike some of our nearby mountains.

So we set off on our adventure. The forecast had mention of rain, but it's so scattered here it usually doesn't amount to much.Photobucket

Only this time it did. Less than an hour down the road we ran into this.... Photobucket

Thunder. Lightening. And rain so hard we could barely follow the lines ahead of us. That nasty thing called disappointment set in.

We saw a turn off for a historic site, so we followed the signs.
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And found ourselves here. It was too soggy for hiking, but it was an amazing wrap around porch. Beautiful views.
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Nothing grand or earth shattering.
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But simple. And comforting. And the perfect way to watch the rain trickling down.
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It reminded me of our futile attempt to find a lighthouse that landed us on Pawley's Island- the unexpected gift filled with treasures galore.
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Life doesn't always work out like we plan. Sometimes it turns out better. It's all in our perspective.
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I am taking a little break to spend some much needed time with the family and will not be hosting a fall challenge, but if you love the seasonal challenges... Kristi of Live and Love out Loud and Rebecca of Bumbles and Light are still hosting and have some fabulous things in store for you! You can find all the details here.
 
For those who are new here, this is Wordless Wednesday, a place to share a photo and connect with an entire community of others. Wordful or Not So Wordless posts are always welcome here at Project Alicia as well. You can grab my button in my sidebar if you'd like, but it's not required to participate.

Just grab a photo and link up below! And if you'd like to connect with other WW participants, click HERE or one of the thumbnails below. (These are just a few of my favs.)


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55 comments:

  1. How lovely to just sit and watch the rain, I love the shot of your girl sticking her hand out to catch raindrops :)

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  2. What beautiful photos, thank you so much for sharing them.
    Cheers,
    Char
    http://1epicmom.com/2012/09/09/the-parent-rap/

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  3. Fantastic set of photos as usual...great stuff :-)

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  4. Love this! You are creating & capturing some great memories. LOVE the reaching into the rain photo, beautiful!

    xoxo, bree

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  5. Looks like a beautiful place to end up! Love your hat!

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  6. Great photos! Love the 2nd one!!! Enjoy your break! x

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  7. Great photos! Sometimes the unexpected plans are the best ones.

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  8. Your pics are ALWAYS so inspiring and beautiful!!

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  9. Looks like an absolutely lovely adventure communing with nature front row seats.

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  10. Hope you all had a wonderful hike. We enjoy exploring the North Georgia mountains for family hikes.

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  11. Enjoy your break, Alicia. Beautiful photos here, as always!!

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  12. It looks like a wonderful family time. Enjoy your break from the fall challenge. :-)

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  13. Beautiful shots! I especially love the one of the downpour on the car window!

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  14. Stunning photography... I love your work!

    Mines up as well at AussiePomm - Sydney Olympic Cauldron Alight (again)

    Have a great WW!!

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  15. Hi Alica, I love how you guys do so many things as a family together. I love road trips, and we don't do enough of them. Sometimes the things that don't work out right are the ones that you will remember.

    Dagmar ~ Dagmar's momsense

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  16. I love how the rain can sometimes take us to places unexpected. Enjoy your family time!

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  17. looks like fun! random adventures are the best.

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  18. I always love your pictures. Even if they weren't what you intended.

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  19. Beautiful images! So glad you found a treasure in the unexpected. I think those make the best memories!

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  20. Great photos, sometimes when you can't do what you want you have to do what you can.

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  21. oh my goodness- that porch is just incredible. I love the picture with everyone in the rocking chairs the most :)

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  22. Sometimes the best plans are the ones that happen in lou of the plans we make. ;) Great pictures...looks like you had a beautiful adventure.

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  23. After all, life is what happens when one has made other plans...your photographs are lovely as always!

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  24. Great photos. I especially like the one with the rain drops on the window. It's truly magical.

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  25. What a beautiful find! I also just love the softness and colors in all these photos.

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  26. Beautiful pictures, and I love how you said sometimes things turn out better than we plan.

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  27. i love the picture with them sitting on the rockers, beautiful!

    Thanks for the linky, I have a linky on my WW post as well...
    http://www.adventuresofamilitaryfamilyof8.com/2012/09/Disney-Memories.html
    and fill out your info here if you want your linkies on my future directory
    http://www.adventuresofamilitaryfamilyof8.com/p/blog-hop-directory-form.html

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  28. I´m glad the day still turned out nice for all of you! You took great photos! I think it´s just nice to be together as a family even though the weather is not that wonderful.

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  29. it truly does look like the perfect spot to stop and watch the rain! what was this place exactly? great photos as always. love the hint of fall on the fifth photo down on the left!

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  30. Looks like you stumbled upon a very peaceful spot.

    Mollyxxx

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  31. even in the rain, you manage to find beauty :)

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  32. I think that sounds positively delightful. We often set out in search for where it's raining- it's usually our mission to find the weather :) What a great detour you had & what a lovely place.

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  33. Beautiful pics. And, yes, it's all about perspective. Sounds like an amazing time.

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  34. I know it's not what you planned, but it looks like such a relaxing weekend and time with the family! :)

    ~Tabitha

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  35. What a beautiful place, even in the rain! I love your photography style!

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  36. lovely photos ( as always) finding joy in all you do, especially in sanctuary from the storm. Memories made from the porch, life is good. Enjoy your break and I look forward to your return. Hugs

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  37. Well, you can't get pictures any more inviting than these, they LOOK like a place you'd just want to go.

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  38. A lot of times I think it's not the destination that makes the memories, but the journey and the people we are with.

    I love your quote "Life doesn't always work out like we plan. Sometimes it turns out better. It's all in our perspective." Thank You, Alicia.

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  39. I am very sorry this had to happened to you while you were trying to spend time with family. This has surely happened to my family too many times and it is disappointing. But I love how you found this quaint huge porch...too cool.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  40. I absolutely love this, "Life doesn't always work out like we plan. Sometimes it turns out better. It's all in our perspective." SOOOOO true!!

    Beautiful shots!

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  41. That's a really lovely place. We got rained out also last weekend

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  42. I enjoyed reading your post and viewing your photos - very nice! This is my first time linking up with you and am now your newest follower. Perhaps when time permits, you can hop over for a little visit at Cathy Kennedy's Blog

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  43. As always you have some great pictures...
    Hope you took a look at our Wordless Wednesday Pictures :).
    http://www.craftyspices.com/others/blog-hops/wordless-wednesday-hop/106-wordless-wendsday-hop5-linky

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  44. That's nice that your day turned out wonderful even with the rain :)

    Happy WW!
    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  45. Looks we had the same thought in mind today! :)

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  46. Love that porch - even in the rain!

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  47. I'm sure the smell of the rain out in the countryside was as wonderful as it was to watch on that porch!

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  48. That is very good advice. Each day is a gift. I am glad your detour turned out to be a good one. Wrap around porches are my favorites. Hope your break is relaxing.

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  49. It looks like a beautiful spot for a getaway!!

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  50. LOVE the quote, love the images! I would've loved to go there. Thanks for linking up with Love Bug's Photo Show Off! I hope you'll link again this week!

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