Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Getting staged for the big event



After leaving Alabama, we headed into the GA mountains area near Ellijay, so we would be able to join our grandson and family for his big birthday present.  We are all going to take a train from Blue Ridge, GA across the border into TN.  It is only an hour ride one way, but the big thrill is that he will get to ride one way on the engine.

We had first planned on staying in a campground near Ellijay, but after pulling in and checking the place out, we quickly decided to find something else. We ended up at the ACOE Carters Lake campground, which proved to be a beautiful location to spend some time.  The lake is said to be the deepest in GA and is well known for fishing.

There is great scenery and places to hike, but there is basically two directions in the campground area-straight up and straight down.  We did manage to hike most of campground area with some heavy breathing.







We also checked out the town of Ellijay.  It is mostly a tourist stop with the usual assortment of shops and eating places.  It also has a college located right in the center of town, 



11 comments:

where's weaver said...

Oh goodness that campground is beautiful. Can't wait to hear about the train ride. That area of the country is so beautiful.

Carol K said...

Glad to hear that you were able to spend some time with family!

Wanderin' said...

The campground is pretty nice. Hopefully, you'll be able to discover lots of new things to do and new places to visit around there.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

That's awesome, getting to ride in the engine. A trip the little man will always remember! :c)

Sherry said...

What a great birthday gift. Can't wait to see it all. Looks like a good campground change.

Janice L Evans said...

what a lovely campground. . .LOL at the breathing hard comment. . .

Gypsy said...

I love that part of the country - so much beautiful scenery and friendly people.

Laura Skjenna said...

beautiful place to camp & leaves on the trees - what a treasure!

Karen and Al said...

You are making me miss the area. If you get a chance check out Blue Ridge. Its a fun little town next to Ellijay. Carters Lake is gorgeous. Can't wait to get back there.

Bob and Jo said...

Sounds like a great birthday.

Erin Erkun said...

That birthday trip is going to make one little guy very happy.