Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Day in the Mountains

Yesterday we took a fun day trip to the mountains in north Georgia. First we went apple picking at an orchard in Ellijay, GA, called Hillcrest Orchards. We picked plenty of apples. The boys also got to milk a cow, bounce on a giant jumping pillow, and ride some big tricycles around a track. The orchard was fun, but extremely crowded, so after eating lunch, we left to explore some other area attractions.

Here are the boys in the morning, ready to hit the road.
(Henry is required to tuck his shirt in at school and has decided that he should do so at other times as well--so that he will look more handsome.)









Our next stop was Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point in Georgia.

Here in the parking lot at the bottom of the trail, we could see the visitor center at the top of the mountain.


At the bottom of the trail


Getting started


Taking a break


We made it!





After walking back down the mountain, we went on to another destination in the Chattahoochee National Forest, Anna Ruby Falls. After another 1/2 mile uphill hike we were rewarded with spectacular, huge waterfalls.

Henry made his hike easier by finding a walking stick. Oliver managed to find an even easier way to make it up the mountain.



After leaving the waterfall, we went on to dinner in Dahlonega, GA, and then made the drive back home, where we transferred the tired out boys into their waiting beds.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful family outing! Everyone looks so happy.

--debbie

The Bailey Family said...

Looks like you guys had such a fun weekend!! And it's finally cooling down there, which must be a very good thing!
The pictures of the boys made me tear up a little bit, they are getting so big and they look soooo happy. We miss you guys so much!