I just arrived home from my 1st trip to Georgia. We traveled there to visit family & suprise my dear cousin on her 40th Birthday. Though the trip was sprinkled with delays, noise, humidity, 5 lane highways, and tiredness...Here are the best things I took away from this state...
To see my cousin's face & her husband's joy (as he was one of the master minds behind the "Secret Bday Mission") it was enough 'pay back' to make the trip from Maine. Plus, they have 4 loving children (ages 2 to 13) that we wanted to invest in...those youthful years to make blessed memories before they all grow up and make a way for themselves!
I am a wine-lover/traveler, and yet had no idea Georgia was so arrayed with wineries & vineyards. Their reds were nothing to brag about, HOWEVER, the Muscadine grape created a balanced, semi sweet white wine that would make one smile on a hot day in Georgia. Few fav. wineries to vist: Wolf Mountain & Three Sisters.
Yes, it's true. This state has tasty peaches! And better yet, it's in many things from pies to wines! Again,, I recommend a peach infused wine to take home from your journey. Check out Habersham Tasting Room in Helena for a peach delight!
We stayed a night at Dolonega Spa & Resort (a serene place in the mountains that I suggest every soul of peace visit). Sipping organic green coffee from the porch of this resort seem to make the mountains rise out of the fog & encourage the sun to come forth.
Though we only trailed a few areas, there seems to be limitless lands of terrain to hike for an hour or day. Toccoa hides some lovely water falls, as do the mountains as you venture northward.
I did try the boiled peanuts- My cousins informed me it was a must:-) Tasted like beans to me. Thanks for comments! You are always so positive.
Georgia is one of my favorite states...I spent some time there while in the service and have been back on business a few times. Love the food there and there are no places for boiled peanuts in California. H5
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