April Fools in Big Canoe

OK, it’s nearly midnight and I seemed to escape April Fools Day unscathed. No buckets of water on my head or elaborate pranks involving my car floating on a pontoon boat in the center of Lake Petit. I still have about 40 minutes left in the day but everyone knows that 10 is midnight in Big Canoe. For a foolish day I did get a lot accomplished including listing a fabulous Big Canoe lake house on Lake Petit where I can watch my car float by next April Fools Day on a primo point lot. It is all too new for pictures right now but I plan to promote is in the next few days, so stay tuned.

I’ve also taken a bit of a detour this past week working with a client heading to Atlanta. Sometimes a change of scenery helps you appreciate what you have even more. It was a blast zipping around Lenox and Phipps, and having a million fabulous restaurants to choose from. I was so overwhelmed with so much culture and the fast paced urban shuffle that I actually dreamed of living down there for a few minutes. This made me think of the good old days when I could skulk around NYC and the world was my oyster. However things snapped back to reality like a shot of espresso as I sat in traffic with some impatient person pontificating about my driving in no uncertain sign language. I only hope to see them meandering through Big Canoe one day and deciphering that fine tri-line between Mountain Mint, Valley View and Columbine Drive. I will gladly point them on to Deer Run Ridge and snicker as they drive away. Ah sweet Revenge!

We always seem to want the opposite of what we have. The city slickers love coming up to Big Canoe because of its peaceful demeanor, waterfall laden trails, and quiet stary nights. I love the city for it’s fast paced climate, great food, and culture. But when push comes to shove as it can often be the case in a crowded city, I head for the hills! City Mouse vs. Country Mouse, I think I’ll stick with the country mouse and leave the April Fools back on the highways. Just like the North Georgia Mountains, Atlanta will always be there and I am happy to visit any time as long as I know there’s a screened porch waiting for me when I come back home to Big Canoe. I think this is why so many people from Atlanta choose to own second homes up here in Big Canoe. They have a guaranteed escape in a spa-like setting. What could be wrong with that?

Hope you all had a great April Fools Day too!


April 2nd, 2009

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  • Samantha says:

    Very true and funny post, Karin. We went to a wedding there last summer and I couldn’t get it out of my mind. Everyone was so nice. We did get lost exploring the roads but the residents smiled and pointed us back to the village. Nobody honked as us.

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