It's not always about the destination (or is it?)
When my family and I go on road trips, I have gotten into the habit of just getting to the destination as quickly as possible. ARE WE THERE YET?! HOW ABOUT NOW?! I watch what I eat and drink just to ensure we can take as few pitstops as possible. In retrospect, this has cheated us out of many magical moments that we could have enjoyed! I'm happy to share one such hidden gem with you, as well as a reminder to enjoy the journey along the way. And I'm a mom, so you have to listen to me, ok?
If you are traveling on I-75 through North Georgia this summer, you should definitely stop off to see the ROCK Garden. This beautiful and elaborate creation is tucked behind a Seventh Day Adventist Church, and if you're just driving by, you will completely miss it (but you shouldn't!)
Created by a man named "Old Dog," this one-of-a-kind garden is a great place to meditate, play or celebrate a special occasion. You may recall the Hello Kitty in Paris birthday party that my mother-in-law hosted there for our kid sister back in 2012 (complete with AMAZING Eiffel Tower birthday cake!) My family and I recently attended a baby shower at the garden, and it was so fun to see how the structures and overall layout has grown and changed over the years.
Take a look at some of the beauty you will find at The ROCK Garden:
Work it, Danger!
The treasure is sometimes found all around the rainbow.
If you are planning a day trip or road trip that will take you through North Georgia, I highly recommend stopping by the garden for a picnic. It's beautiful. It's peaceful. And best of all? It's free to enjoy.
What's your favorite hidden gem to explore?