Des (thagirion) wrote,

Halloween vacation Day 1

Ok got some pics to share finally. I need to get all my days into a post as well as make videos. So I got ready the day before which was Oct 27. I had ordered a new cage skirt for Bullet's travel cage. It was a bit expensive but worth it in the end. I tested it out and it fit perfectly. I put Bullet on top of it for her approval.

I love the blue color and it had little bird and moth swirls on it.

Bullet actually looked at it. That was great. I've only had one other bird that understood what the command "Look" means. That was my blue and gold macaw Joel. I used to say to him, "Look!" and he would look where I was pointing. Most birds stupidly look at your hand when you do that. Joel actually learned to say "Look!" and used it when he wanted me to see something. So I knew he knew what it meant. That's a complex cognitive function for an animal because in means they have to understand the thoughts of someone other than themselves.

So we left on Oct 28th. An 8 hour drive but much longer than that with all the stops we made. We stopped every two hours to stretch our legs and walk around. I wanted to drive through Atlanta because despite my phobia I actually handle low speeds very well because if traffic stops it gives me a chance to breath and think. I'm not in a hurry so I don't get mad about not getting anywhere. The only thing that was stressful about this was I didn't know what lane to be in front the start. If I know which one it is so I don't have to change then this would be very easy for me. I did have to change a few times because I don't know this city. We made it though and I think I drove another half hour after that then traded places with Chris. We stopped at a Longhorn and had a yummy meal. This is where I discovered spaghetti squash. They were offering it as a side dish and since it's the Fall I said why not? Try something new. I didn't like it at first but after stiring it up all the sweet stuff was at the bottom and I really liked it at that point. So we made it to our aunt's house in Georgia and by then it was night time. So we didn't do much else but unpack.

Oct 29th. Chris's birthday. We decided to go check out Burt's Pumpkin patch which is something we've wanted to do for years now.

It was beautiful. One of the owners told us this was nothing with how many pumpkins they had in September. With Halloween only a few days away I hadn't thought that yeah probably most pumpkins would be sold out or the best ones were gone. It's not a pick the pumpkin from the vine farm but still I was thrilled to see so many pumpkins, Indian corn and other Fall related things. Also we were starting to see some of the leaves change colors. And this cold air was a bit new to us. Luckily I had bought us all new winter clothes though we still hadn't figured out what jackets went with what to make us feel warm.

These white pumpkins were so cute.

I've noticed that cold days tend to have the prettiest brightest skies. This day was lovely.

We found a creek. We literally stumbled across it. We love this about north Georgia that there are creeks everywhere. Chris went out onto this little rock island. I did too later on to get a video. We both had fun with cameras on this trip. I was the film crew and Chris was the photographer.

Close up of bumpy pumpkins.

Back home there is a new parking spot for guests. The jeep fit perfectly. Chris parked it. I can't park backwards like that. Well I might if I practice.

And here's what we bought from Burt's Pumpkins. The long Pink Banana pumpkin was for Actipton. The tall orange pumpkins so cute was for our aunt and the tiny white one was mine.

That night our uncle built this fire for us. He got it big and hot so we were able to take the cold night for a while. I kept thinking about the game Red dead Redemption and about cowboys sleeping in the cold near the campfire.

I love how this photo turned out of the fire and the house at night.

This building is the new in law suit for our uncle's dad. I love the giant garages for the trucks. It was so nice inside. One bedroom with kitchen, bathroom and living room.

So that was the end of our first day. Chris had an amazing birthday. He loved it. I'm so happy I could put this trip together as his birthday gift.
Tags: birthday, georgia, travel
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