Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Trip interrupted

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.


Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Gotta love those Army COE campgrounds. Lots of bang for the buck. :c)

Paul and Marsha Weaver OCT. 17, 2009 said...

Don't you just love COE parks. Your site is huge!
Oh how cute Helen, GA, is.
Hope Anneke is on the mend and feeling much better.

Happytrails said...

We enjoyed our time at Doll Mountain but agree about those steep roads!! Glad you liked Mountain View. We haven't been there but have heard good reports!!
We spent our honeymoon in a cabin in the mountain right near Helen!! Brought back memories!!

Wanderin' said...

We visited Helen, GA about a dozen years ago. We loved the town and loved the area. Towns like that are even fun to go back and visit a second time.

Sherry said...

Great picture of you two. I love that a town just changed their appearance one day and turned themselves into something else.

Laura Skjenna said...

Sounds like Helen has some good business planners.

You sure make the best of your mobility with the smaller camper. There are many things we'd like to try, but with 37' behind us we are reluctant to try.

Nickie Jim said...

Been to Helen. Cute town.
Sorry about Anneke ... stupid hickory nut!
Hope all is well now!

Bob and Jo said...

Gotta watch those tricky tripping hickory nuts. Whenever we can, and if they have the hookups we want, we stay at COE parks.