Last weekend, we drove up to find a location along the Chattooga River that I had wanted to visit for a long time—Woodall Shoals. It is a deadly Class 4 rapid.
Last year, I was not strong enough to travel to Grove Park to celebrate New Year's, because I was still recovering from Chemo. But this year was different. The Inn was beautiful as usual. Surprise: the fireplace was still there! LOL! Nothing had changed except the Inn is now owned by the OMNI group. Not [...]
The main thing I have learned about being around cows is that they are curious. The second thing I have learned is that they are very social. I call the cow on the right Bosco! I named her that after the chocolate syrup I loved as a child and the syrup my parents grew up [...]
Highlands is always a peaceful destination for us, and we were sure that it would be a quiet retreat from the hurried pace of Christmas—since it was "Christmas past." We were so wrong. This was once a town that closed during the winter and all "the snow birds" went south to Florida. No more! They [...]
I've been visiting Bridal Veil Falls since I was a child. In recent years, the road beneath the falls has been blocked off, (sad) and you can no longer drive on it. You can see it in this photo. It's still pretty and sweet but nothing like Dry Falls about a half a mile a [...]
I probably need to get a new gig! I've been driving up to the Mark of the Potter for years. In fact, before I lived in this area, I would drive up for the day from Atlanta. It's always a relaxing drive and a fun destination in the northeast Georgia Mountains. The reason we drove [...]
I have this donkey that loves seeing me. He sees me and . . . Turns to come my way. These animals! True confession. I use to be afraid of anything that was larger than a dog; but over the last few years, I have really loved being around my Toccoa animals. And I think [...]
Got out with the dogs finally! I feel like saying: Rain, rain go away and come again another day. We have had so much wet weather recently and more is on the way. Actually, I'm testing out a new camera and just wanted to see how it works but there's no sun! Here's Cocoa Joy. [...]