After Christmas, I know I’ll find my way up into the mountains with the camera. But for now, I’m content to travel to a few places in this area. These photos were taken at Traveler’s Rest, an old stage coach inn built in 1833 located near the South Carolina line. The dogs loved this place and their excitement made me wonder what other creatures were hiding out in the nearby woods!

As I took this photo I couldn’t help but wonder how many travelers had passed through these doors. Cocoa couldn’t stay off the porch. She went to every door thinking that surely someone was inside waiting to meet and greet her. Due to the economy, the inn is only open the first weekend of every month. It sits on the Unicoi Turnpike—the old Indian footpath through northeast Georgia. If you love history, you will find this place fascinating.