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Waterfalls, Butterflies, and Pizza

Last week, my sisters drove up from Florida to visit for a few days before bringing our mom back to Florida.

We had an enjoyable couple of days.

There were many games of Dominoes, Yahtzee and Up and Down the River.

The weather was so beautiful (cool, but beautiful) on Thursday that we decided to explore Callaway Gardens, which is a short drive away.

(This also just so happened to be where our youngest was proposed to last month!)

We stopped for lunch at Callaway Gardens Country Kitchen. The restaurant was quaint, the scenery stunning, the food was…adequate. Nothing special. But not horrible.

I was happy with my purchase at The Country Store though.

How cute is this?

Perfect for holding my scrubbie and scrapers! Very farmhouse chic.

My mom is an active ‘almost 88 year old’, so she was good for some hiking through the Azalea Bowl. The azaleas weren’t in bloom, but it was a beautiful hike nonetheless.

Here we are staring into the sun.

Great picture, I know, but it’s the only one I have with all of us.

Loved the flowing water.

We hiked all the way back to the Ida Cason Callaway Memorial Chapel.

While we were there, we met some people who let us know there was a snake on the trail the way they had come.

We chose not to head back a different way.

The chapel was absolutely beautiful. Lots and lots of stained glass.

The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center was nothing to sneeze at either..

Butterflies…

and flowers!

Even spotted a couple of turtles.

On Friday night we made pizzas!

(If you haven’t yet heard, I’ve been experimenting with breadmaking. Kinda impressed with myself.)

And I am even more impressed with myself after making the pizza dough.

Drooling just thinking about it actually.

We made the pizza sauce too. Tasty, but not nearly as impressive as the dough.

My sister Sue went halfsies with her pizza.

I went with mushrooms, kalmata olives, onions, and vegan cheese.

So good.

The hubby made a margherita. He’s got this thing about fresh mozzarella. And basil.

On Saturday, my mom and sisters headed back to Florida where my mom will continue to avoid the Wisconsin winter.

And I am transitioning back to my normal routine.

Have a great week!

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