A Day at the Cabin in my Hometown

I recently attended a family reunion at my mom and dad’s rustic cabin at the end of a country dirt road in south Georgia.  They live in town but have a cabin and pond out on the land adjoining the land we used to live on.  You can read about that here.

This year my sister, Melinda, ( from Colorado) and I spent the week following the reunion with mom and dad.  It was just the four of us and we had the best time.  Melinda and I shared our old bedroom and always stayed up way too late reminiscing, laughing and even crying a few tears of happiness.  One night my mom said that she got up to go to the bathroom and heard us talking and giggling around 2 am.  It took her back to our teen years, as well.

Mom cooked our favorite meals, even while we protested mildly because we are gracious southern belles and you know we always use good manners, all the while hoping and praying that mom wasn’t listening to a word we said!  And she didn’t.

It’s always a nostalgic walk down memory lane every time I enter the city limits of my hometown.  The years fade away and for a little while I become that girl I used to be.  The air even smells sweeter there and good memories, like the smell of honeysuckle, assault my senses and take me way back . . .

As I was helping my parents set up the tables and chairs at the cabin the day before the reunion (trust me, they had it well under control and at age 80 can outwork any 30 year old) I decided to wander around the property taking pictures.  Yes, I was watching for rattle snakes, mom!  I enjoyed my nature walk and hope you do, as well.  I even captured a pic of poke berries.  My sister and I used to paint our nails with them when we were little girls.  Who says you can’t go home again?

I’m singing Midnight Train to Georgia while I upload the pictures.  I think you should join in on the singing as you take this walk with me!  So, here’s the link!









About Alli

Southern, Morning Person, Jesus Girl, Frugal Party Planner, Writer/Blogger, Mom, Nana, Wife, Beach Bum Wannabe - Let's Have a Party!


  1. Great shots Alli, looks like such a cozy place 🙂

  2. This is so beautiful! Thanks for giving us a little peek into the property, I can picture myself being there!

  3. Wonderful family story. Everything looks so inviting and cozy, sounds like it was a very nice and memorble event for you, your sister and your parents. This pics are beautiful.

  4. That was a wonderful family story. And, your pictures are amazing. I feel like I’m there. Thanks for sharing.

  5. WOW! What a beautiful post! I truly had tears reading how the visit with your family brought back such lovely memories for everyone! I am a new fan, off to find your FB, do not want to miss your beautiful pictures!

  6. Sherree Phillips says

    Beautiful pictures. We went down memory lane with my sister yesterday.

  7. Beautiful story and beautiful pictures. Sometimes I wounder what it would be like to go back (even though there is no way) to my childhood place?! You are blessed and you know it, thank you for sharing.

  8. Wonderful pictures. Thank for sharing with your readers. I’m sharing with mine too!

  9. Hi Alli! Very creative and unique perspective and framing. I love them!

  10. The pictures are great, but I really love the story. It is so sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. What a lovely place!! I miss my hometown – none of my family lives there anymore… it would be so nice to have a place to go back to reminisce! ~Renee

    • My sister and I were talking about that same thing about our hometown. None of our siblings live there – just our parents. So it is good to have a place to gather.

  12. Looks like a great time. I love all the photos. Especially the flowers in the boat ! Very pretty.

  13. Following on bloglovin’ via Magnificent Monday Linky x

  14. Thanks for linking up at Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party. I pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board. I absolutely adore your pictures! It was a pleasure to view this post as I love fall pictures.

  15. This looks like a little piece of heaven! There’s always something about going back to where people knew you from when you were just a little thing.

  16. Oh, it looks so lovely and so very peaceful!

  17. Enjoyed the pics sweetie! Almost as good as some I have taken when there. LOL
    You brought another tear to my eye!! Love you.

  18. Awe … your making me miss my Mom in North Georgia, and hankering for a visit myself at her cabin! Great captures Alli!

  19. Somehow I think your parents would like our cabin. I know I like their’s :).

    This was such a sweet story.I can picture you and your sister gabbing away at 2 a.m., and I imagine it made your mom feel a little bittersweet. It must have brought back many good memories for her.

  20. How picturesque! It looks like an awesome place to get away! Thanks so much for sharing, Alli!

    ~Abby =)

  21. We should all go home more often! Beautiful pictures.

  22. What a gorgeous day and beautiful photo’s. I love fall and the country feel.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  23. Oh how beautiful!
    Beautiful Georgia! These are such beautiful photographs..!
    I love them all!

    Visiting from #sitssharefest

    Keep it Touched,


  1. […] His sour cream pound cakes are so good that he’s actually been asked to sell them at a local farm stand type store!  He politely declined.  I’m sure he doesn’t have the time because he still plants a garden, mows the grass in town and at the cabin, mends broken fences, deer hunts with my 80 year old mom (they each have a deer stand that is way high)  and even climbs on the roof of the cabin to blow off the leaves!  You can see their cabin here! […]

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