Friday, December 23, 2011

Away from Home {in North Georgia}

I really want to share this year's Christmas details with you from around our home, but first I have some catching up to do from the past couple of months....

During the week of Thanksgiving, Alan and I traveled to North Georgia for a hiking and camping trip (I'll let the pictures do the talking). 

Our first stop: Amicalola Falls State Park

From there, we headed to the Appalachian Trail, where we set out on a hike.  I was looking forward to the view, but the fog had other ideas.
Come morning, the fog was still lingering, so we packed up camp and headed down the mountain.

Our next stop: Tallulah Gorge State Park

Next, we headed to Helen, GA, which ironically looks exactly like a little German town. Weird and quirky, but great fun! 
We had a delicious pizza for lunch, and I ate quite possibly the most delicious dark chocolate turtle with sea salt.  I really need to try to recreate it! Yep, it sounds odd, but it's delicious. 

From Helen, we drove over to the base of Mt. Yonah and started our hike. I was thankful there wasn't any fog when we finally made it to the top! 
On our way down the mountain, we came across several Ranger platoons in training.  It was fun to watch them tackle the mountain...and, we were thankful to have already made it to the top! 
If you ever get the chance to visit North Georgia, do it!  It's simply beautiful! 


  1. Love all the pictures of home and mountains too bad about the fog but looks like you had a good time anyway. Like that you've taken the same pic in front of City Hall (must keep that tradition going) Great pic of the 2 of you on the rock that's definately a keeper

  2. Breathtaking photos!! And totally agree with Mom---the one of you guys on the rock is SOOOO a keeper!