Thursday, June 7, 2012

Barnsley Gardens

My family and I just returned from our spontaneous trip to Barnsley Gardens.  Just an hour north of Atlanta, it is an easy drive -




Its quaint cottages and beautiful surroundings make it look like a movie set.










I'm a little obsessed with "walking cities".  Although this is not a city, it is a place in which you park your car and walk everywhere.  It is relaxing and quiet and beautiful -










Barnsley Manor was built in the 1850's by Godfrey Barnsley -




It now looks like this -





My daughter said that if we lived there, this is where she would sit everyday to look out the window -








I don't think we will ever live there, but it would be a really cool place to have a party.

We had a full day of activities wandering around the plantation, swimming at the pool, and playing games like bocce ball -






...and croquet -




...but the girls' favorite activity was horseback riding -












We packed it all in to two days and one night, but it was the perfect amount of family time.


2 comments:

theM.A.D.creationist said...

Very nice photos!!!

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Giuseppe

Carter Clan said...

Me and Jeff went there several years ago (before the little ones) and we absolutely loved it!!! Can't wait to take our little ones there soon! Looks like you had a wonderful time! Love the pictures!!