I have the time to post this blog since yesterday while visiting a coastal GA plantation, Anneke tripped on a hickory nut in the parking lot and fell. She has a cut and some bruises that will need a few days to feel well enough to travel.
After being home for several months, it was time for another road trip. First we visited family in Alabama and Georgia, then we headed to the northeast edge of Georgia to visit friends who live along Lake Hartwell near the South Carolina border.
On the way northeast in GA, we camped at Doll Mountain ACOE park. We have been there several times and the first loop of the park is fairly new with level paved sites with wooded surroundings and views of the lake. The only drawback to the park is the approach roads and park roads are very steep. On this visit the loop was nearly empty and we had a quiet stay.
From there we headed northwest thru Blairsville to Hiawassee. Here we found a very small campground just out of town, Mountain View RV park, which recently had new owners take over. The owner was very friendly, showing us the music hall where campers and others can enjoy concerts seasonally. He also took our picture for their wall of fame They are still working on some sites and most are fairly short an unpaved. It is not for big rigs that need their space and amenities. For others, it is a great place to stop. We enjoyed our stop.
Our route also took us through the town of Helen, GA. Some decades ago when the town was having funding problems, it made the decision to change the facade of the buildings to an alpine appearance and it was instantly a German style mountain tourist town. Apparently it was a big success since they are still at it. We had a good German meal last time through, so we repeated the experience and enjoyed walking thru the tourists area.