A couple of weeks ago we decided to disconnect and take a Fall Break trip to Tallulah Gorge. It was just what this family of 5 needed to reconnect with each other and take in all the gorgeousness of Fall. Even though our “fun funds” are lower now that we are a one income family, we still believe it is important to take mini vaca’s. In order for us take this trip as cheaply as possible and not deplete all of our funds, we decided to tent camp at Tallulah Gorge. This Georgia state park is beautiful and I highly recommend it, no matter your camping style. We were able to score a site right beside the playground and a stone’s throw away from the bath houses. Nice! All of the hiking trails are accessible from the campground and there is shopping only 15 minutes away!
We only went for 3 days, and only were an hour from home but it made a world of difference. The kids had such a great time as evidenced by these pics:
Chris and I got in on the goofy action, too!
We even captured Hayden taking an accidental slide down a rock. It was one of those “hey, watch this” moments!
On Saturday and Sunday, Tallulah Gorge had a water release and kayakers came from all over to kayak in the Gorge. It was such a site to see – some very adventurous folks!
We were even able to snag some geocaches while we were camping.
If you can handle the steep stairs to the bottom of the gorge, we highly recommend it. We conquered them! The kids wanted to do it again on Saturday but we needed an easier walk. 🙂 Those are some tough stairs but so worth it!
Don’t let life get away from you and miss out on experiencing new or new-old places. We have driven past Tallulah Gorge so many times but never stopped. We are so thankful that we did it for the first time with our little family during a mini-vaca. Get-aways can be done, even with one income! It only cost us $36 to camp for the weekend and all of our adventures were FREE! It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and miss out on what’s most important – each other. You don’t have to spend a lot to invest in your family! Thankfully, we love to camp and the best part it’s super cheap.
A short vacation was all we needed to recharge ourselves and remind us to make those memories. Here are some more snap-shots into our mini-vaca. Don’t forget even with low funds, trips can be done! If you need help planning an inexpensive trip with your family, just message us! We are the master at taking cheap vacations! 🙂