Luv and Love

Last night the Thrashers beat the competition 4-2, but the truth is I was there to see a fight and press myself up against the glass as the boys slammed into it. I was satisfied with the former but not the latter, because there was an unfortounate row of folks in front of me. Alas, it was almost balanced out by some Thunder Sticks thrown in for good measure and used in excess. It’s the pre-season, after all, and I expect in a few months those big boys on skates will be full of P & V, and the fights I long for will be plentiful.

After a few hours of iced aggression I could think of nothing better to balance it all out than a visit to The Land Trust, sitting in front of a bonfire and listening to folks jam on fiddles, guitars and drums.

The Lake Claire Community Land Trust (LCCLT) is a non-profit incorporation of neighbors who are developing land between Nelms and Arizona Avenues, resulting in a ìgreen spaceî for community use and enhancement. Members of our neighborhood are encouraged and welcomed to enjoy the Land Trust gardens and play areas regardless of membership in the LCCLT.

When they say “green space”, they mean it. Beautiful trees and well groomed single track walking paths lead from gazebos to picnic tables to the bonfire area and beyond. If you’ve ever longed for a slice of nature and peace tucked away in the city where you can sit quietly and undisturbed for hours on end, this is it. No one will look at you as if you don’t belong, instead they’ll smile and say “hello” in a way that reminds you how communities are built.

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If you dig the trees, I’ve also heard rumors that there are tree houses to rent somewhere in our great state (outside Atlanta, if those of you who get agitated with “non-Atlanta” posts will please simmah dahn nah), equipped with hammocks and the like. I’ve found information on The Hostel in the Forest during my search which looks incredibly promising, but if you’ve got more 411, please share.

3 Comments so far

  1. Anna (unregistered) on September 25th, 2005 @ 6:54 pm

    The camping platforms at Unicoi, near Helen, kind of remind me of a tree house, and the barrel cabin is up on stilts. Go to the photo gallery link to see them.

  2. shoobiedoobie (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 1:26 pm

    two things… whos dick did you suck to get those awesome seats? and also, why is there a giant billboard on ponce saying “Welcome to Blueland”

    i mean it doesnt make any sense. neither does bluelanta, but i mean what about this town is blue and where did the thrashers ever devise such an idiotic motto. also there is a team called the Blues, so now it sounds really really lame.

  3. Maigh (unregistered) on September 26th, 2005 @ 1:53 pm

    My darling Shoobie,

    I have no idea who came up with the new marketing campaign or whisky tango foxtrot “Blueland” is supposed to mean.



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