Monday, February 28, 2011

A Saturday in the Mountains and I Received Mug Rugs

On Saturday we drove up into to the north Georgia mountains to scout out a fly fishing spot for my DH and DS for a future fishing trip.  It was just beautiful outside and a great day for a drive.  The spot they were interested in was 85 miles away. Part of the drive is highway and the rest is country roads that are at times  curvy with very slow drivers on them.  We made a stop in a Bavarian town called Helen for lunch.  Here's a couple pictures of the town.

This is a mini-golf course and hotel at the edge of town.

This is the main street, lots of tourists and this is the off season.
It's a cute little village but very commercial.  However, it was a great place to grab lunch before getting back on the road.

Next stop was a place called Smithgall Woods-Dukes Creek Conservation Park, they have excellent catch and release fly fishing for trout.  So, we took a little hike along the creek to check it out.  The creek is not very wide where we were but apparently further downstream (2 1/2 miles) is where the 'big' ones are caught.  We've seen the pictures of the fish and some are 20" - 24"  that is large for Georgia trout.  Here is the best picture I got at Dukes Creek.

The water was crystal clear. 
It was a gorgeous day so it made for a great ride except driving back straight into the sun - ouch! 

When we got home there was a package for me from Ava.  Ava got my name in the Quilting Gallery Mug Rug Swap.  I received two beautiful Mug Rugs and in the mug envelope is some hot chocolate, a candy cane, and a little tag that says "cheer".  Thank you Ava!

These are just so sweet!
All in all it was a great weekend.

Hope you have a pieceful evening,

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, these house do actually look somehow bavarian. I am originally from Germany/Bavaria and my girls even have worn Dirndls when they were little.