Sunday, April 18, 2010

Back from the Brink

So, yeah, ok.  I haven't posted in a while.  Sorry about that.  My excuse is that I've been in bed trying to breath through 6 inches of mucus in my lungs which caused me to miss work for a week.  I know, being in bed for a week sounds like the perfect opportunity for me to blog about my slightly creepy obsession with having a zoo full of miniature animals.  But listen, I was completely focused on trying not to swallow my own lungs so give me a break.  Anyway, here's what's been going on . . .

A couple of weekends ago, before Influenza 2010© Tim and I headed up to the north Georgia mountains with a bunch of folks to celebrate our friend Blake's birthday.  It was a great weekend, but I have to say my favorite part was exploring the abandoned grounds of an old cabin resort which we discovered tucked away off the highway.  I don't know, maybe I just want to be Nancy Drew, but when I see this I kind of thing I freak out.  I mean, there was an old piano.  A PIANO.  I feel like I'm in an alternate version of "The Shining".  There was a piano in that movie, right?

And then, THEN came the bamboo forest.  So, here's what I figured happened to this place.  The owners decided to add a little exotic flavor by bringing in some bamboo.  But then, slowly, the bamboo started to take over.  Then the owners mysteriously disappeared.  No doubt the bamboo took over their bodies as evidenced by these partially disintegrated shoes I found.  That's my theory anyway.

We also found this old oven.  At least, I think it's an oven.  Maybe they made pizzas in it.  Or maybe there's a much creepier explanation for it which I'll let you use your imaginations for.  Hint:  psychopathic owners, unsuspecting tourists.

We made our way through the bamboo and came across the only cabin remaining on the grounds.  Whoever was living there must have really loved Texas Pete because we found four bottles of it.  As we walked the grounds we came full circle to the other side of the main building and realized that the bamboo was so dense that without realizing it we had been standing about five feet from the pool.  I'm guessing this was the source of the bamboo, the owner's wanting to creating a "tropical" atmosphere with tiki torches and the like. 

We left soon after.  I think everyone had a bit of the creeps.  The whole trip was a lot of fun but I can shake the feel that someone was watching us.  OOOOOOOOOOO!

1 comment:

  1. Hey sounds very cool, I would have tried to pri up the swimming pool to take home. :)