Sometimes You Need a Detour: Georgia and Virginia
It was pouring rain, so I thought there would be a lot of this on the porch of the cabin we managed to score (tent camping in the downpour would have sucked). We stayed at Mulberry Gap in northern Georgia near Ellijay. It was an amazing place. Seriously, the cabins were fantastic, the food was incredible, and it was such a fun weekend! Turns out, the trails are totally ride-able in the rain, since the mountain trails drain really well. So, we saddled up and headed out for two back-to-back days of three hour rides.
For the most part, we had a blast! Wes was an amazing guide, and he was nice enough to form a search party for us the ride we went on the first night we got there that should have taken an hour but took three instead. But the views were amazing, the climbing was spectacular, and the downhills were wicked fricking fast.
And lastly, read this great article in this month’s Marie Claire: The Single Girls Second Shift. It’s all about how single people in the workplace have different expectations placed on them than workers with wives/husbands and/or children. It just talks about how unfair it is that single people are expected to put in extra hours and overtime (usually unpaid) while colleagues with family commitments get to lead more normal lives, while single people often don’t get to leave work early for things like night classes, etc. It’s something I never thought much about, but it’s a really interesting concept, and the more I’ve talked to people about it, the more I’m hearing that it’s a big problem for a lot of people I know. Just food for thought.
Anyway, this weekend, despite the 30 hours of driving in four days and pouring rain for two days in Georgia, was the perfect trip, and exactly the adventure that I needed. Sometimes, you just need to run away for a day or two. (OK, I admit I still worked online for a few hours each day, but still. Had a blast.)