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Oct 10, 2019 - Dillard house

Today we had lunch at the Dillard house, food is served family style. The menu includes two kinds of meat, vegetables, breads and dessert and any of the bowls can be refilled. We didn't need refills and took food home with us. The family land grant goes back to the Revolutionary War and the restaurant and inn were established in 1917 so eating here is a long standing tradition. In the RV park there are 3 RV's next to us with motorcycles and they are out enjoying the mountain rides every day. Ray checked out their truck bed lifts. The RV...

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Oct 9, 2019 - Black Mountain and Foxfire Museum Appalachian Heritage Center

We drove up Black Mountain that is Georgia’s highest peak. It was clear at the base of the park but overcast at the top so our view was obscured. At least we tried as today was better than the others but this is known as a cloudy place. We then stopped at Foxfire that is a museum and heritage center of relocated historic log structures that helps to preserve the Appalachian culture of this area. There were early cabins and the Warwoman cabin reflected life in the 1930's - not a lot of improvement from the first Savannah House built in 1820....

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Oct 8, 2019 - Clayton and Cindy’s Dragonfly

Today it's still overcast and we checked out downtown Clayton that has old storefronts and mountain views. This is a larger town and has a Walmart - we got much needed haircuts. Ray took a drive up the hills to view the town in the valley. We then stopped at Cindy's Dragonfly that has really neat yard art. The sales lady is from Sarasota and spends her summers here helping out her friend who is an artist and owns the store.

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Oct 7, 2019 - Cullasaja gorge

We went to the Tartan museum in Franklin, the area was settled by Scots in the early 1700's and this museum has exhibits of scottish history and culture as well as over 600 tartan plaids on display. In North Carolina there are more people of Scottish heritage than any other state in the nation. This is an older downtown with mountain views om a;; directions - very scenic. We then took Hwy 64 that is known as waterfall highway to Highlands. There were multiple signs and warnings that anyone with more than 4 wheels must turn off, it is a very...

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Oct 6, 2019 - Flea markets

Today was rainy, and cool. We went to Clayton to the enclosed flea market and then stopped at the Rabun open market with about an hour till they closed. The Rabun was better even though people were closing early due to the weather. We stopped at the Dillard house, restaurant, hotel, gift shop, horse stables and petting zoo. Will go back for lunch or dinner before we leave. Lots of antique stores near us too. The RV Rose distillery is located next to Dillard and dates back to 1867 - we did not take the tour.

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Oct 5, 2019 - Dillard

The drive out of the campground in North Carolina was very steep but Ray was able to find a flat enough spot to hook up in front of the office. The drive to Dillard was fine, some curves but overall good roads. We have a long pull thru here. This is a park with some ownership lots for sale by owner and by developer but no requirement to take the sales pitch. Very nice but not as fancy as Bella Terra - most of the sites are gravel and only a few are updated with concrete and storage buildings. There is a community building and the park has a...

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Oct 26, 2015 - Fall and Family

One of the joys of being in the south is visiting my sister, Carol. Carol and her husband, Ray live outside of Atlanta Georgia. Three years ago, they bought their first travel trailer and gave up Bed and Breakfast weekends for camping and RVing adventures. We met them in the North Georgia mountains at River Vista Mountain RV Park in Dillard, GA. Dillard, GA is a few miles south of the North Carolina border. We spent one of our days together touring the quaint North Carolina mountain town of Highlands and a couple of the waterfalls along...

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Jul 7, 2015 - Dillard GA

The trip eastish from Blairsville on Hwy 76 to Clayton, then north on 441 to Dillard was a painless journey of all of about 90 minutes and we were set up in our new home at the River Vista RV Resort in short order. The park is great and pretty crowded with 4th of July revelers. Not that they are rowdy or anything, but there is the constant sound of kids, bicycles, bouncing balls and slamming doors until about 10pm each night...up until Sunday – then it became heavenly once the majority of people left. The weather the last couple days in...

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Apr 18, 2013 - North Georgia Mountains

We're taking a slightly circuitous route to get to the Blue ridge area of North Carolina by heading back into Georgia. The reason for backtracking a little was to stop at the Georgia Guidestones near Elberton. Since we were in the area, we're also going to visit the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa, GA which commemorates Army Airborne training at Camp Toccoa, before WWII. It was made famous in the movie "Band of Brothers". On the way to the Guidestones we crossed back into Georgia over the Savannah River where it is impounded to form the...

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Aug 7, 2009 - travel day

August 7, 2009 beginning mileage 143840 ending 144012 traveled 172 miles Well what a day we had, first off we stopped in a visitor center to use the bathroom and when we came out we took the wrong turned and we came to a town called Townsed and we found out we are around 20 miles out of our way so we had to go back and catch 441, well we finally got back on course and started up the Smokey Mountains, and the truck was running hot and we had to pull over about a half dozen times to let it cool off, we finally made it to the top and started...

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Apr 23, 2009 - ^_^

REALLY slow connection here... sigh But tho't I should share at least one picture of our whirlwind tour of the North Georgia mountains! ^_^ This is what's behind the pictures you'll see over the next two or three days! Bobbie & Karin send greetings to "Rock Crusher" friends! Love ... P & E

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Apr 23, 2009 - Rabun Gap/Dillard area...

Wow! We're up in "Waterfall" country! This is about as good as it gets ... the leaves are just popping out... the Bradford pears are done blooming but everything else is just getting going so there's color everywhere. I'll have pictures of Bobby & Karin's place next entry. It's really something....^_^ What a great couple! Yesterday we were treated to Sauerbraten with all the trimmings and what a meal it was! Authentic German cuisine... ^_^ After the Hawaiian pork roast with trimmings & all the other good food that Dick made for us in...

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