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Sep 8, 2019 - Hiawassee GA, River Bend Campground

We departed Barton Springs Campground on the morning of the 8th, and headed south on I-24. Traffic in the area of I-24 / I-75 in Chattanooga was pretty heavy, but we made it through ok and got off onto route 74/64 in TN and headed east. This was a beautiful trip through the hilly part of south east TN along the Ocoee River. The Ocoee is a big attraction for white water rafting. The road was narrow and winding. When we arrived at the park in Hiawassee GA, we found our site backed up to the Hiawassee River. Bentley made friends quickly with...

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May 18, 2019 - North Georgia Mountains

We arrived here at Mountain View Campground on Wednesday the 15th, and so far it has been wonderful. It is a small campground with about 30 sites, and we're in site 30. We ventured out to Helen, GA with Bob and Geri, and found a nice spot for lunch, after going up to Brasstown Bald observatory which is the highest point in Georgia. Neal and Marion from MOSN came in Thursday which was a pleasant surprise, and we all had dinner that evening. We found Hightower Creek Vineyards yesterday, and enjoyed a jazz duet and some good wine. Ended up...

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May 17, 2018 - Traveling in Georgia

I followed my Rand McNally trucker's GPS to get to the Georgia Mountain Fairground campground. It took me east of Atlanta from 75 to 675, 85, and 985. 85 was very busy but all was well up to this point. Then it took me on 2 lane country roads that wen up and down at least one mountain and I was constantly steering the RV around curves and hairpin turns. Afterward, I looked at a map and saw that I should have kept on 85 up to Clayton Mountain City, and then turned left and followed 76 east. I learned that I can't always trust that GPS and...

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Jul 31, 2011 - To Grandmother's house we go...Part 3

The pictures above are of the view from Mom's deck (wow...) and the cake that Alyssa made for Ansley's birthday (Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and white chocolate ganache). Final day in the mountains....we went to church with Mom at Macedonia Baptist Church. Boy, did I miss my Methodist church and getting out at 11:30! Church was an hour and 45 minutes and I realized my attention span is only an hour. Haha! But it was nice to be together as a family taking up a whole pew, and lunch afterwards was great too. We had beautiful weather...

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Jul 31, 2011 - To Grandmother's house we go...Part 2

Wow, yesterday was packed with activities! Alyssa, Jackson, Taylor and I hiked to the top of Brasstown Bald (the highest point in Georgia) yesterday morning. Of course we drove to the ranger station, then actually hiked the last mile. All the youngsters were leaving me behind, but I finally made it. Did you know that the temperature has never gone above 84 degrees up there? It was a beautiful day and I'll post pictures when I get home. You can even see my Mom's house from the top observation deck! We came home, changed into bathing suits,...

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Jul 28, 2011 - To Grandmother's house we go...

Alyssa, her boyfriend Jackson and met Ansley in Hiawassee, GA to visit my Mom and LG for a long weekend. Last night we celebrated Ansley's 21st birthday (which was last week) and Mom's 70th birthday (which was also last week). My neice Taylor is visiting from Florida so it was nice to visit with her also. The "kids" and I took an evening walk, visited with Uncle Wade's mule and new puppies, and continued on down Owl Creek Road until an attacking dog scared us back home! Minus the snarling dog, it's so relaxing being in the mountains with my...

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Jun 10, 2010 - Still visiting in Hiawassee

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau ...... Lou and Chris finished up in Jonesboro, and decided to head up north, the 3-hour trip back to Hiawassee. Beau & I had gone to bed and they pulled in at 11:30 p.m. Chris did so well backing in the 43' monster. It is a really large RV. Next day we got a tour - Jessica has a W/D AND A DISHWASHER! I want one, and Lou has contacted Nuwa to see what it would cost for me to get one - it probably will be outrageous, but worth checking into it. I never liked doing dishes. The expense is not that bad at all;...

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Girl on the Road

Jun 2, 2010 - Ellijay, GA to Hiawassee, GA

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau ...... We were so glad to spend two weeks with Jeanne & Jack. We all enjoyed ourselves - it was as though we never were apart for over a year. We are good about keeping in touch via email & telephone. On June 1st we headed to north Georgia - actually to Hiawassee - to the River Bend Campground on the Hiawassee River. We are very close to NC & SC. My friend, Doris, in Jacksonville, and I caught up with my old neighborhood news, and with her, with what we are up to. She is so very amazing - 87 years old and...

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Girl on the Road

May 15, 2010 - Back to the barn

THE HOGS ARE BACK IN THE BARN. Left Beckley WV this morning heading back to Hiawassee. We were looking at a 350 mile day, but thankfully the weather held until we got to Asheville, NC. Rain suits on most of the 100 miles back. We covered 5 states today (WV, VA, NC, Tn, and GA). Stayed on the interstates all the way, and they were some of the most beautiful roads you can imagine. Especially I 26 into Asheville. It is good to be back and I am pleasantly exhausted. We covered about 2200 miles in 9 days and wound up 1 day short of the original...

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Apr 3, 2009 - Day 6

Day 6...we have walked 52.2 miles so far and man, do my knees hurt! In fact, they hurt so bad that Lu and i had to hitch a ride into Hiawassee, GA today, after hiking 9 miles this morning, to get myself a knee brace. We needed a little town break anyway after last night! Last night, the weather was so bad that I believe everyone we camped near, including us, got completely soaked inside their tent. Apparently, there was bad weather all over GA last night...we got some of it. Water was blowing in underneath the tent fly and through the mesh...

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Sep 4, 2007 - Hiawssee,Ga

We headed to Georgia this morning, I set lula before we left the Campground this morning and would you belived that she had us going up 59 to Chattanooga,i know that i'm am a Readneck, However; you don't go north when you need to go East. We got off of 59 at Fort Paynr, Al at a Wal-Mart and i gave her a real good talking too but, she still throw afit. But i headed to Ga, anyhow and after a while she settle down work just fine the reat of the trip. PS; Lula is my GPS, just let you that i was't talking about my wife.

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