A Day Trip to Some Happiness

On an overcast day and looking for some fun and adventure, my husband and I decided on an outing that would be close by home but just far away to feel like we’d experienced something new…and we did.  We settled on a trip that was only an hour away yet brought happiness and satisfaction.  We drove to Reynolds Lake Oconee, a reservoir in central Georgia, located on the Oconee River near the towns of Greensboro and Eatonton.  This stunning lake has 374 miles of shoreline; shimmering in quiet tranquility, with a conveniently-located, beautiful Ritz-Carlton resort.  We visited the hotel property and enjoyed strolling the immaculately landscaped grounds that feature a Bistro, hiking trail, lakefront chiminea dining, an eloquent Steakhouse restaurant, lakeside rental cottages, and a casual dining spot called Gaby’s by the Lake.  This is where we enjoyed a delicious lunch with a promise to our very charming and friendly server that “we’d be back.”  We found the staff’s service to be exquisite from the moment we arrived until the moment we drove away.  We were grateful for the golf cart tour of the property, the education we received from the concierge, and the hotel’s personnel who helped promote the property.  We agreed on a return trip to experience their mantra to give their guests an opportunity to be entertained, refreshed, relaxed and rested.  Definitely recommend a visit to such a lovely place if you like walking/biking, canoeing, kayaking, pedal boat riding, sedway touring, horseback riding, tennis playing, bank fishing, basketball playing, boating (pontoons), jet-skiing, and relaxing to a campfire.  Yes, they also have an amusing train ride around the resort.  Indeed, we found happiness during an overcast day.