Ok I just had to do it. So shoot me. LOL
We are back and we had a great time except for the food posioning. Lucky for us it was mild.
Our trip started on a cool note. The weather was perfect for a long ride. We took the back roads to Cornelia Georgia which was to be our starting point for any rides we were to take. We took a side trip to Carter's Lake but never made it down to the water. State parks charge a parking fee and we just did not feel like paying it just to ride by the water! Besides, from what we could see , the water was low. On we went until we ended up in Elijay, Georgia, self proclaimed Apple Capital. Maybe at one time it was. I remember lots of apple groves there when I was a child. It seems the drought has really hurt the apple crops this year. We ate lunch at a small country style restaurant, that I do not recommend. It had instant mashed potatoes! Yuck! After a short rest off we went.
Next stop was Dahlonega, home of the nation's first gold rush. That is righ,t here in Georgia, years before California's gold rush! We stopped at The Consolidated Gold MInes and did a little bit of panning for gold. Got some color too! I could never make a miner. First I am too tall, second it is back breaking work!(and I am lazy!)
Ok that's it for now.