Thursday, November 11, 2010

A trip to the mountains

I know this is a bit delayed, but last week Justin and I had a quick four day weekend in the North Georgia mountains for a delayed anniversary trip. I had a conference in Dillard, GA for work, so Justin met me up there when it was almost over. We stayed at the acclaimed Dillard House and everything (EVERYTHING!) was wonderful. The views were awesome and the food was definitely worth travelling for if you weren’t already staying there! (The second two pictures are from the back of our hotel room.)

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We put over 1,000 miles on my car this weekend and we saw a ton of stuff! We walked a ton of steps to the suspension bridge at Tallulah Gorge.

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Justin wanted to walk down to the base of the Gorge, so I entertained myself while he was off on his adventure…I knew the 323 steps back up would be enough for me!

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We went up to the top of Black Rock Mountain. If you look closely, you can see the snowflakes in front of my jacket—you can also see my flip flops…The climb up Tallulah Gorge wore blisters on my ankles!

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This picture goes in my file if Justin’s ever being a “jerk.” I can pull out the photographic evidence!

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We went to an awesome store called Goats on the Roof. They have real live goats on their roof that you can feed through a system of pulleys. They have stores in Helen and Rabun County.

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We also went to the lovely Dahlonega. (What a beautiful town, Cherish!)

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Bridal Veil Falls was really neat! The waterfall gushes out over the pull-over!149751_775161498311_33002761_41286782_2478975_n 75652_775163314671_33002761_41286865_1062238_n 

We got to experience a little bit of snow—this little man was only about three or four inches high.

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My favorite part of the trip? I got to go to my very first drive-in movie. We went to the double feature and saw Megamind and Red; both movies were great—even though I dozed off a few times during Red. I was warm and snuggly wrapped up in my blanket and reclined in my car!

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Brasstwon Bald is the highest point in Georgia and it was beautiful!

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I snapped a pic of this little buggie at Persimmon Creek Vineyards. I’ve never seen a lime green lady bug until now!

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We saw a bit of Helen and made tracks back home. If you ever have a chance to tool around the North Georgia mountains, I sure hope check out some of these fun stops.

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1 comment:

Cherish @ Southern Soulmates said...

Yay for North GA and going to all my favorite places and especially my hometown of Dahlonega!! Thanks for the shout out!! So glad y'all had a wonderful time! :) Have a blessed weekend! xoxo