The countryside

Welcome to our new blog about being in the open air and outdoors in oak grove acres! We will journey through country living, breathing in the fresh forest air and a simpler time and place. It is these visits to the remote areas that bring us back to a simple time and place, leaving you feeling refreshed and perhaps ready to plug back in. I like to get out into nature to take a hike in the woods, climb a small mountain in the blue ridge chain in North Georgia, or just get out into nature for a while to unwind.

Some of these visits for us here in Georgia include the North Georgia mountains. There are a lot of mountains and very scenic landscapes here in the Piedmont region of the country located in the Southeastern United States. My friend at towing Lawrenceville, GA goes often to blue ridge in North GA which is but a quick drive from Atlanta area and usually accessible within one to two hours on average. Nature trails, hiking and biking trails, waterfalls, and many more are the usual suspects. Naturally they are a nice get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and quite fun to get out there and experience nature.

Now, I don’t know where you are located, but for us it is about getting out in the countryside in general. So much of our time is about being cooped up on the computer, staring at our smart phones and “having” to be connected all the time. Sometimes it is just a blessing to be able to get out into nature, like the oak grove acres and see the beautiful scenery that god has created. The lush green landscapes, rolling hills, and swaying trees where all you can hear are the winds and animal/insect noises is where I want to be sometimes. It really helps put you back at life’s most basic forms and lets you appreciate the simpler things in life. Now don’t get me wrong, I love modern technologies and conveniences, but having to be glued to these things all the time gets frustrating and makes us dull.

Most people just sit around and stare at their phones all day and are not present in the moment. That is what the trip to the country side such as green acres, or oak grove acres is all about. You have to be present and listen to the other person and actually have a conversation about life instead of being interrupted every twenty seconds from an email or text message.

Anyway, I have ranted long enough about unwinding and getting out into the outdoors for a refresher. Take some time to do it as well. That is the reason for the video below, it will take you to a happy place in your mind about how it feels to be disconnected and be present in the day that you are in. Lets face it, life goes by too quickly and we need these moments more often than we take them today!

Check out this English country side video of the green landscapes!

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