Don’t you just love bed and breakfasts? The last year that we lived in Georgia, Josh and I both worked outside of the home so we booked stay-cations in order to make the most of our time together. We picked out a neat little B&B nestled in the woods outside of Culloden, Georgia. We needed to escape and this was the perfect retreat. Today, I wanted to bask in the beauty and tranquility of that place. Won’t you join me?
Spider lilies grow wild around the hermitage. Aren’t they lovely? These little sweethearts graced the ditch along the driveway. Such elegant blooms! I fell quite in love with them. When we arrived at The Hermitage, we discovered that the water levels were unusually low and the falls were really more of a gently trickling creek. Josh and I scarcely noticed for all the trees and wildflowers.
The Hermitage didn’t have room for any other guests and so we had the place to ourselves. Here’s a tour:
After touring around The Hermitage, we became quite hungry. The proprietor recommended that we go to The Riverbend Restaurant in the neighboring town for dinner. We happily set off to explore and have a romantic meal at sunset. Well, we definitely got the romantic sunset but I ended up quite ill after the meal and we never returned to The Hermitage. I’m told that The Hermitage is no longer a B&B though the restaurant is still open to serve Southerners with a proclivity for grease-saturated food (seriously, the only thing on the menu that wasn’t fried might have been the pile of iceberg lettuce they called a salad). While the evening ended with my gallbladder threatening to pack its bags leave, the day began with such promise and the splendor of The Hermitage made up for the rest. We talked about returning but just a few months later, I walked into a Waffle House in Columbus, Georgia and our lives changed in ways we could never have imagined.
May the serenity of a middle-Georgia river sunset fill you with peace and serve as a reminder to let things flow forward naturally and spontaneously.