Sunday, September 30, 2012

Georgia Mountains

We spent this past Saturday up in the mountains. This is the third year in a row that we have taken a day trip up north to pick apples and hike in the mountains. The timing was nice this time, because Oliver just spent a week learning about apples in pre-k and Henry has been learning about the different regions of Georgia in 2nd grade.

We started off in Ellijay at the same orchard we visited last year, R&A Orchards. We picked three varieties of apples (Granny Smith, Stayman Winesap, and Rome Beauty). Oliver was excited about the Granny Smith because he said that he learned in school that they were named such because Grannies like to bake apple pies with them.

Getting ready to hit the road.
Ollie's First Apple


Henry's First Apple

Look at this one!"



Next we headed to Brasstown Bald, which is the highest point in Georgia. We went there two years ago and decided to try again now that Oliver is old enough to hike up hill without needing to ride on Matt's shoulders!

Last time we came, you could see the mountain from here, but this time we were up in the clouds.


Getting started.
This was when I decided to turn the flash off!




Up at the top--enjoying the view of the clouds.

No, we did not put money into the telescope to get a better view of the fog.





And back down the mountain!

 After leaving Brasstown Bald we drove to Dahlonega for dinner. We stopped at a nice restaurant called Yahoola Creek Grill and then drove home in time for bed!

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