I have a hard time making decisions. I don't know if it's my changeable nature or my tendency to regard every pro and con before I come to a conclusion - but it's something that I'm still learning to master. So when it comes to moments of spontaneity, more than likely, I'm the passive participant.

Last weekend, I was enjoying Pinot on the grass with a new friend. We had an open weekend and began flirting with the idea of going to North Georgia to find some outdoor adventures to dive into. Initially, I bubbled up with enthusiasm and began to plan for our day-trip in my head (but I know thine self!). By the time I made it home and got all warm and snuggly in my cocoon of introversion - I had already postponed the trip to the following weekend, put my scarf on and went to bed.

Danielle, on the other hand, was not having it. By nine-something, Sunday morning, I woke up to a series of messages as follows:

I'm up now and ready to go!!!
Let's goooooooooo

After a cup of coffee and much consideration, I decided to move forward with the plans. Since I had already chased a waterfall in Toccoa, the second adventure to scratch off my list was to go tubing on the Chattahoochee River in Helen, Georgia. An hour and a half later, we were ready to do some serious tubing, down by the riverside.

Getting started was pretty easy. You're given a tube, a push stick (an optional purchase) and a bus ride to the starting point. The hard part was the river itself. Finding a way to get your bearings against an active river, without getting your phone wet, or falling out, or losing your shoes is not the easiest situation to get accustomed to. Oh, and you also recurrently get stuck on top of river rocks, in which those five dollar push sticks came through in the clutch (how did Pochahontas do it???)

In between time, Danielle, Judea and I had beautiful pockets of time to sing songs, skip rocks and enjoy the natural understanding of going with the flow.

Three hours later, I was spent, and my adventuresome battery was at twenty percent. So, on the brink of the evening, we grabbed dinner at a local favorite, sipped on Mai Tai's and closed out enjoying the Helen charm.

Arriving back home, I was muddy...full...and exhausted. Yet, I was pleased and appreciative of that decision to go tubing on the Hooch, it was amazing. Thanks, Danielle, your pushiness adventuresomeness will not go unnoticed ;) 

Thanks for reading!


Helen, GA 30545, USA


  1. Did this a couple years back and it was so fun! And isn't that the restaurant we were supposed to try during our wino weekend?? 😭

    How was it? What'd we miss?!

    1. YES, I was so bummed that we didn't get to eat there last time, so I made sure to hit them up. The food was pretty good, drinks were yummy and the band was jammin! I'd go again :)

  2. Hey Lu it's your nice,the one in memorable moments I wanted to say I love your blog and your should post something about last Christmas(If you have pictures)bye