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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

the mountains were calling my name

We made our way north to Dillard in the beautiful
Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia
and had four days of rest, recreation
 and relaxation.
Funny thing, it looked more like we were in the Smokies.

I was disappointed that the fog and mist hid much 
of the beauty of the area. It's hard to appreciate
the grand vista in these shots.
Below we are at Black Rock Mountain State Park...
the highest state park in Georgia.
We've never camped here and
probably never will... it's a long, steep drive
to the top!

Moccasin Creek State Park is a popular park. 
So popular, in fact, that we were never able to get a reservation
when we were camping with our kids.
We usually stayed in another campground about 3 miles 
down the road. We always spent some time at the park, though.
This creek, that runs along side the park, (and onto Lake Burton)
 is fed rainbow trout from a state fish hatchery next door.
Only children 11 and under and adults over 65
 can fish in the creek. Our boys caught their first fish there.
Now that Hubby is old enough to put his line in,
 we may try at least one more time to get that elusive reservation!

Sunday, we made the short drive to Franklin, NC
(about 16 mi) turned right and headed to Highlands
in search of waterfalls.
Cullasaja Falls came first...
you can't get close, but there was a place to park
 so you could view it from the road.

 Second was Dry Falls...interesting name for a water fall!
We walked down some steps...a bunch of steps...
and were able to walk behind the falls.
Cool...and Damp!

This welcomed us into Highlands...
a beautiful view!


 Below, is Tallulah Gorge. I couldn't get a good picture,
so this is from Google.  It is 2 miles long and about 
1000 ft deep. The Tallulah River runs through it and
there are several waterfalls to see...if you are brave enough
to venture down one of the trails to the floor of the gorge.
We camped at the campground here a few times.
We stopped in to visit and they have "refreshed" the sites.
We may be paying them a visit in the future, too!

In 1970, Karl Wallenda, "The Great Wallenda",
walked across the gorge on a high wire.

That would have been a sight to see...
and the tickets were only $6!!

We had lovely weather... a little rain, but very little
and the temps were comfortable.
We saw some other interesting things and ate some tasty food, too.
More on that next time!


  1. Good that you still got to go away! I hope the cruise is still coming.

  2. I love those waterfalls ... DH and I plan to take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway some day ... we need to include side trips to see some of these waterfalls. Oh, and you're the second blogger who I follow, who's visited Dry Falls in the last couple of weeks.

  3. the current silly Wallenda, the one that just walked accross the grand canyon, lives about 10 miles from us. looks like you are having a wonderful vacation

  4. You really were able to enjoy God's beautiful creation! Love the waterfalls and the vistas! Glad you took to the hills!!

  5. what a wonderful place!! your pictures are so pretty....sounds like fun!!

  6. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of the Blue Ridge mountains of Georgia. We are planning to carry on with our road trip in October...driving south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We hear that is a beautiful drive!

    Glad you got away!


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