On Saturday, we revisited Mirror Lake outside of Highlands, North Carolina, and discovered a place where residents can pull their canoes up and leave them. I'm sure many return often at sunset and paddle out into the lake. They were all over the shoreline placed beneath Balsam trees and Rhododendron. One look at this pretty [...]
Yesterday, we visited a really wonderful place: Chattooga Belle Farms. It was perfect! The weather was wonderful—a light breeze—and plenty of summer sunshine. We decided to have lunch and then work our way to Highlands, North Carolina, where we visited plant nurseries to buy flowers for our yards. I'm having to get used to working [...]
Heading out to the Super Bowl? Then be sure to take a cow with you. And if not, be sure to cheer for the Atlanta Falcons!
We discovered this area several years ago and have walked the dogs here often. It offers just a little taste of what hiking near Highlands, NC, can be like. I can't resist photographing benches but the angle is not the best on this one. It was cold! The wind was blowing and Beth had disappeared [...]
A couple of weeks ago, we drove up to the Highlands just to check out the snow. On the way there, we couldn't help but notice the beauty of the northeast Georgia mountains. At one stop, Cocoa walked beside me. . . . Paw prints in the snow! Later that day after we returned to [...]
You can always count on the drive up to the Highlands to provide views of color. After a hectic week and half a day spent at the Harvest Festival in Toccoa, we packed up and drove north to see leaf color and also to have dinner. I love the feel of fallen leaves around me. [...]
Last Saturday we drove to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and found it to be a magical place. Some of the trees within this natural forest are over 450 years old. Some of the tulip-poplars are more than 20 feel circumference and 100 feet tall. I was amazed. The loop hike is just over two miles [...]
The evening comes alive with every sunset in northeast Georgia. One of my favorite late-day paddles is five minutes away at Lake Hartwell. We paddle up the Tugaloo River and under the railway bridge and into the view of the mountains. Awesome end to every week!