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Tuesday, October 9, 2012


We took a lovely trip to the mountains of North Georgia. Just a little family get-a-way.  It's so rare for all of us to be together, which made it all the sweeter.
We went to the city of Dahlonegha, where the first major Gold Rush happened in the 1800's.  It's also where the Appalachian Trail starts.  .
The day was cool and cloudy, with a heavy haze over the mountains.

This was taken from the lodge at the top of the mountain. I would have loved to sit in one of those Adirondack chairs with a cup of hot chocolate, what a gorgeous view!
The town is beautiful and quaint and interesting, too!  
  The square was wonderful. I bought a few knick-knacks, but they really called to me and made me smile.  We had a blast going in all the shops, and managed to get away with having only spent $12.00... not including lunch. 
 I liked these pots, they had small stones mortared in, sideways. I liked the blue one.  They were a little out of my price range, about $80.00 for the tall ones.
 I bought a pretty little heart rock in this store. I'll show it to you in another post.
 Boxes, I've always had a thing for boxes.  
After we left the square we went to Amicalola Falls.  I'll share about that in another post. 
 It was such a lovely day, spent with my husband and children and dear SIL. 
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you've had a great Tuesday.


  1. What a neat trip, Leslie! I too would love sitting on the deck looking at the mountains. Gorgeous place!

  2. Hi Leslie: What a gorgeous little town. I just love going through towns like that. Wow, that lodge is something, I would love to see your part of the country..Happy Tuesday..Judy

    1. I hope we can stay at that lodge sometime, Judy! They were serving breakfast and it looked wonderful. There was a huge stone fireplace and checker tables all around, where you could play checkers while enjoying the beautiful view.

  3. it sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family! Once the children are grown, those times get fewer and fewer. I love your pictures of the mountains and the shops look like fun! I love exploring little towns!


    1. Jane, we try once a year in the fall to take a little trip to the mountains with everyone. Last year it was a little Alpine village called Helen, but I liked Dahlonegha a lot better. It's shops were more interesting and the views a lot prettier. No matter where we go, I really love having the kids together!

  4. Great post. Interesting looking shop.

  5. A great place for anyone to visit.

  6. Hello Leslie girl : )
    What a gorgeous area and yes! I too would have loved to sit and look over that beautiful scenery : ) ... Those shops .. well, I am sure I would have spent more than $12 .. I am hopeless when I see all those beautiful interesting trinkets .. and yes boxes always catch my interest.
    Can't wait to see the heart stone and the story on your box interest !

  7. Great shots ~ looks like a great place to visit ~ Wonderful! ~ (A Creative Harbor)


  8. Such beautiful scenic phonographs.thank you so much to leave your comment and be my follower .... sujatha.....:):)

  9. Very beautiful! I love visiting North Georgia and shopping in the quaint mountain towns. Thank you for sharing and Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

  10. Oh, I love the Appalachian Mountains! What a cute town, too. I miss the mountains. Must make a trip there soon! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love going to Dahlonega, too, Leslie! Now I know what you were up to over the weekend!