North Georgia Mountains

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Travelers Rest

Traveler's Rest today. This stagecoach inn and plantation home was built around 1815 by James R. Wyly. He strategically located it along the Unicoi Turnpike (formerly an Native American footpath), which was an early highway over the Appalachian Mountains. Wyly operated the inn until 1833 when he sold it to his neighbor Devereaux Jarrett, the [...]

By |2018-06-30T06:31:16-07:00June 30th, 2018|Living in Stephens County|0 Comments

Abandoned!

Last year while visiting western Pennsylvania, I couldn't help but notice the many farms that had been abandoned. Dairy farms were no longer in operation. Many had been owned by Amish families. The custom is to pass down the farm to the next generation, but the next generation has lost interest and moved or left [...]

By |2018-05-08T06:20:54-07:00May 8th, 2018|Spring and Summer in the Mountains|0 Comments

My Cocoa Joy

I'm so grateful that Cocoa is still with me. She's 13 and showing her age, but she still loves to go wherever I go. On this walk, I was struck with a couple of unchanging facts about this dog: She really wants to be with me, and she doesn't really care if anyone else is [...]

What’s the big deal? Plenty!

Some people may ask, "What's the big deal? You go out on the river all the time with your kayak." But recently and especially over the last nine months, I haven't. In fact, this is the first time the kayak has hit the water since my operation and cancer diagnosis. In the beginning I was [...]