Day 2 (read part 1 of my travel diary here) – Wow, my hair isn’t drooping and my eyelashes are staying curled. I guess there is no humidity up here in the north Georgia mountains this time of year. We had April humidity in Florida something fierce already. I’m not looking forward to this summer. So, for now I enjoy this mountain air.
We leave the cabin to check out the area. Max, the dog, is raring to go, even though he didn’t sleep well last night.
First we head to Anna Ruby Falls. Nice paved pathway up the mountain; a bubbling, glittering stream lines our trek.
The weather continues to cooperate. Bright, clear sky, as we stroll under the protective forest trees in the cooling shade.
We meet friendly people along the way. Max even makes a Golden Retriever friend named Nick.
We reach our destination. Had I not pushed aside my ailments, I’d have missed this date with nature. The muscle-cramping climb to the top (only because I’m out of shape) melts away at the breathtaking sight of Anna Ruby Falls. I take so many photos I fill up my digital camera card.
After some time at the falls, we ride into the small German Village of Helen, Georgia. While Gary drives, I delete out some outdated photos to make more room in my camera. Alpine shops line the main street … hand-made wooden toys, trinkets, jewelry, tourist t-shirts, local wines & beers.
We stop for a bite to eat outside here and browse a bit.
I am contented to do nothing more for the next few days here … more photos to come.