Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Going Down Yonder to the Chattahoochee

Now that work has slowed down a little bit, my mind is feeling free to randomly wonder about non-work stuff throughout the day.  Today, all I’ve been thinking about is this…

Pictures from escapetoblueridge.com

These are pictures of the Whitewater Wilderness cabin in the mountains of Blue Ridge, Georgia, and this is where I will be vacationing next summer.  I’m super excited about it!  My whole family is going – me, Jason, William, my mom, my step-dad and all of his family (who I consider to be my family as well!)  I’m not really much of an outdoor girl, but what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to stay in this luxury cabin.  Also, this cabin is very close to the Chattahoochee River, which is a river that I’ve been singing about since I was about thirteen years old.  I’m talking about Alan Jackson’s song called Chattahoochee.  I’ve always loved this song, and the video just looks like so much fun. 

I’m slightly embarrassed to admit this, but when I was younger, I had never heard of the Chattahoochee River (I’m not much of a geography girl either) so I just assumed that it was an imaginary place.  But, lo and behold, the Chattahoochee River is real, and I’m going to be there next year!  I’m over the moon – or should I say, over the river – with excitement.  I wish it were June 2012 already.  In the meantime, I’ll just keep singing, “Way down yonder on the Chattahoochee, it gets hotter than a hoochie coochie.”  I’m still not sure what a “hoochie coochie” is, but maybe I’ll find out when I get to Georgia.  Here’s the video for the song which will give you a sneak peak into what I may be doing on the river next summer.  Enjoy! ;-)


  1. lol, wow, you just brought me back to some VERY old memories of this song. Yikes! :)

    What a beautiful place though. I want to go!

  2. Hey Emily, yeah this song is definitely a blast from the past. So funny! :)

  3. LOL I used to love Alan Jackson and that song! so funny! The place looks amazing!!!

  4. It is absolutely beautiful!! We lived in Atlanta for 2 years before moving to South Carolina. I loved how the river flowed through parts of Atlanta. It is really a beautiful thing to behold.