Perfect day trip in the Atlanta area, about 2 hours north of the city and in the mountains. This adorable little town has a beautiful square in the center of town with lots to entertain all year long. Gold was discovered here in 1828 but the gold strikes on the west coast were much larger and more publicized. Gold mining still happens here though at various points along the river.
While the square is a big attraction, the tubing on the river is lots of fun in the summer along with camping. I have visited a number of times over the years and part of the joy for me is the winding drive through the mountains and all the other small towns as well that are nearby.
On the day we just went to visit there were lots of tourists and several classes of school children in town. The people on motorcycles love the drive with the winding roads to get here as well. On an average Tuesday in October, there were a lot of people around. The city hall in the center of the square has a commanding presence as well as a museum in it. Surrounding on the square are lots of small shops , the required fudge shop and a nice variety of places to eat and drink.
Definitely consider this a destination if you are spending a couple of days in Atlanta. This is a nice visit any time of the year.
These are some of the hardest words to say for me as well as many people I know. I don’t always know that I need a little help, I know I am very bad at asking for it and right now I am not sure what that help would look like.
Many of us here like to think of ourselves as writers, more of us can’t even put our names in that sentence, big sigh, well here goes. I am trying to write a murder mystery style book and can’t figure out how I want to have someone die. I want my main character to be around when they find the body to help solve the murder as an amateur sleuth, but not to be too closely involved. My setting is current time in a big city. Should be easy, right.
I guess this is a bigger ask than I originally thought, but if anyone wants to share a crazy idea, I would appreciate it. I do think I will go back to the board game and see who committed the crime in the library with a candlestick.
My daughters sil works at a small beer and burger place and wanted to sponsor a bike show as a fun thing to do on a weekend. So she asked a few patrons and a few family member for ideas and set a date. A few posts went out on Facebook pages and were shared. A sign went up in front of the restaurant and the show was on.
About 45 bikes showed up, and the place was busy all Sunday afternoon. There were 3 different categories of bikes, vintage, custom and stock. No rule book to decide what category restrictions were, like how old vintage was, just up to the rider what category they wanted to be in.
This really turned out to be a fun way to spend a hot Sunday afternoon. Prizes were awarded based on popular vote, everyone in the place could vote. So if you are looking for a fun event, maybe look at your local motorcycle shop to team up with.