Packed up and we’re ready to head out for a day
But first the much anticipated Homewood Suites breakfast filled our stomachs before we headed into the mountains.
A hike to see two of the waterfalls at Desoto Falls Recreation Area
when you are on a trip with Mom, you’ll probably hike. (-M-’s observation with a sigh.)
We scrounged through all our change to pull together the $3 for the parking fees &
squeezed the change through the slot, then we headed out.
The first waterfall
& since that was a short hike, we headed into the second waterfall. It was an incredible day for a hike.
& look at A-’s choice of hiking shoes …
On the way into the forest we spotted this little cafe.
& had our first taste of Green Fried Tomatoes. A- & M- were not impressed,
but who could not love something fried? K&I thought they were quite tasty.
Our next stop added to the pain of the Fried Green Tomato experience for this boy,
brought back childhood memories for this girl,
& was just plain fun for this one.
Where in Georgia could you experience the birth of a cabbage patch doll from its mother cabbage?
Why, Babyland General Hospital, of course?
This has to be the oddest attraction around. K&I laughed a lot. M- moaned and A- searched for something she could buy. Beyond experiencing the birth, we got to see some Andy Warhol originals & look into an abundance of big eyes of dolls with arms outstretched begging us to take them home.
When we had enough of that we moved on to the crowded streets of Dahlonega and Gold Rush Days
Where we saw a bit of the town with the distinction of the first major United States Gold Rush.
Cross Cut Saw Competition.
Long Bathroom Lines.
& Plenty of Shopping.
M- is carrying a “bathroom bag” identical to the one I grew up with. These stores were definitely a trip down memory lane.
By evening time we wearily made our way out of the mountains,
used our smart phone to find a yummy local pizza place & called out for pizza,
then settled in for a night of watching an “antique” movie we picked up, Disney’s Song of the South.
Definitely a great day exploring a piece of our state’s history, culture, land & food.