Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our Trip to the Mountains Part 1

We began our caravan with our friends who own an Airstream.    We headed up to Hiawassee, GA.   

At a rest stop along they way, we met a couple who raise Lamas for show.   They were on their way to the Ga National Fair.    It is in Perry GA.    It is a huge fair, but we didnt have time to stop.    I made a note to check out next years fair date as a possible weekend trip, as it is not very far from home.
Once we got into the North Ga Mountains, one of the first stops we made was in Blue Ridge Ga.     There is an orchard store there name Mercier Orchards.      We have been there before, but our friends never had.     The store has a bakery with the best fried pies and apple dumplings with cinnamon ice cream.     They have about 20 diifferent kinds of apples and we bought Crispins.     They are our favorite kind and we get some every year.    James (my DH on the left) and our friend Ralph got tired of shopping and sat out on the wooden benches among the pumpkins.   It is a great store and if you every get up that way during apple season or anytime really it is a great place to stop and rest your legs or spend hours going through their numerous rooms of merchandise.

The lake at the resort reflected the mountains.   It was your typical RV resort.   The sites were level and clean, but a little too close together for my tastes. It had great facilities for kids and familys, wi-fi and cell service.  Not really roughing it.   But we had a great time, sitting by the fire and visiting with our friends.

The trees had begun to change and we visited a wonderful lake near our RV resort for a quick hike and to check out the camping facilities in Clay County NC.  We were on our way to Hayesville NC, where most of the shops were closed, because it was Sunday.

I have some other things to show you, but I will leave it for another day.   I am going to try to blog everyday until I finish sharing my trip.    That may take a few days.   I am tuckered out from all the fun, and then my grandson broke his arm the day after we got home.   In the ER all night, but that is a story for another day.


Stephanie said...

Janice, looks like you had lots of fun. I can't wait to see more pictures. You are in the member spotlight this week!

Deanna said...

WWI visitor here.

I used to live in Georgia and my husband is a Georgia boy. Makes me homesick. It looks like you had a wonderful trip.