Posted by: Bethany Davis | November 2, 2011

Georgia Mountain getaway

At the Bed and Breakfast

Before Brian started his training for the Interim Manager Program with Chick-fil-A, we made plans for our first over night get-away since Vera entered our family. In September we had a lovely day trip to Dahlonega, but decided were ready for a 2-day trip.

After leaving Vera with my mom in Marietta, we headed to Ellijay. We stayed at the Overlook Inn, which was true to its name with a gorgeous view. It’s also tucked away on a mountain with some wildlife — we were greeted by a family of black bears!

Brian carried our heavy bushels

We enjoyed tea time, our Jacuzzi, fireplace, and a quiet room (with no trains, which was a nice change from Brumby!). The Inn was adjacent to Fort Mountain State Park, so we did some hiking and had a nice dinner in town.

a sweet bird's nest I found

On Saturday, it was time for apple picking! We headed to The Red Apple Barn, a family run orchard. Mr. Prichett’s granddaughter was our guide, and she showed us the “golden prichett” — an apple variety Mr. Prichett grafted himself.

We came back with apple cider and 2 bushels full of delicious apples. It was enough to eat, share, and make some crockpot applesauce with.

Colonial Poole's BBQ

the Colonial himself!

On our way out of town, we stopped at Colonel Poole’s BBQ. It’s hard to miss this place with the pigs lining the hill behind the restaurant. We’d driven by many times before, and decided it was time to stop in. The line was out the door and 90 year-old Col. Poole himself was entertaining guests. We sang “I’ll Fly Away” while he played  the piano and chowed down on our bbq sandwiches.

We had a great trip and were amazed at all that we fit into our short weekend away. We hope to do it again soon!

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