January in the Mountains….Looking Ahead- and Up a Staircase

large_410899-321158-028-1307751916 “Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.” –  Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening January is the month of new beginnings. Did you know that January is derived from the Etruscan word janua which means “door”? For some people the New Year means closing the door to old things and opening the door to the new. That’s why so many folks make resolutions; hoping that they can rectify past mistakes, forgetting where they went wrong. So they pick themselves up, dust themselves off and keep trudging along; hoping to make better choices for the New Year. Some people also reflect on the positive things that occurred during that past year. Reflecting isn’t just thinking of where we stumbled, but it’s also a time to have gratitude for the many blessings that came our way. Speaking of opening new doors- January is a great time to explore the North Georgia Mountains! I can’t promise that you’ll see a blanket of gorgeous white powder outside your cabin door, but I can promise you a “still” beauty that surpasses many other places you can view in the nation. I can promise that Mother Nature will put on a show for you in some shape or form. Whether it’s a meteor shower making its debut on a cold frosty night, or a family of deer stopping to graze outside your cabin door; Mother nature is always full of surprises here in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. But first you’ll need to rent your cabin and there’s no finer cabin rental company than Sundance Cabin Rentals-they have a cabin to fit your needs, all you need to do is give them a call to reserve your cabin TODAY~ Call at 706-258-3286.

Now I bet you’re wondering what you can do while you’re here in our quaint little town of Blue Ridge. If you read this blog you’ll find that there are plenty of things to do. But for now I’m going to concentrate on one place: Fields of the WoodBiblePark. Fields of the Wood is located about 12 miles up on Hwy 294, in the extreme western corner of North Carolina, close to the Tennessee line. So, in less than 45 minutes you will drive through the gates and into a valley between two mountains. Here if you look to the right you will see Ten Commandments Mountain. The Ten Commandments are etched into the side a large grassy mountain for your viewing pleasure. If you have your walking shoes on perhaps you’ll dare to walk up the huge staircase leading to the largest Ten Commandments in the world marked in white against the bright green grass. January is the perfect time to attempt this glorious walk as I attempted to walk the staircase in the summer. Did I make it to the top? Let’s just say I was thankful they had a road I could drive up to stop and see the majestic view. For those of you who are challenged by the enormous staircase you can always take the road like I did- but hey,  I had an excuse it was the heat of the summer! My recommendation is to get to the top of the mountain, whether you walk or drive- the view is well worth it!

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The other side of the mountain also has a gorgeous view. If you take the Staircase you can view scripture signs all the way up. This is actually a park with many other perks such as a resurrected tomb of Joseph of Arimathea where Jesus was laid after His resurrection. There’s the All Nations Cross, and plenty of nature trails to explore as well.  After you’re long walk up the staircase you can travel back to your cabin and unwind in a relaxing hot tub, or chill out on the front porch with a cup of hot cocoa. After a day at Fields of the Wood Bible Park, you’ll want to kick back in your cozy cabin for the evening…after all-there’s always tomorrow!

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Gotta Run!

Until Next Time~

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