Blairsville, Georgia (high 75, low 47)
When we got up this morning, it was 46 degrees. It’s been lovely here, with nice warm days, cool nights and beautiful blue skies.
We are seeing a lot of migrating birds stopping by at our fully stocked feeders. I intend to sit outside today and read and bird watch. There was a Flicker on the ground this morning.
We’ve had a very busy week meeting two different sets of blogger friends.
On Tuesday, we drove up to Hayesville, North Carolina to meet Laurie and George, from the blog, Owens on the Road. They had been attending a rally in Franklin, NC. We met at a Mexican restaurant for lunch. We ate and sat and talked for several hours. We felt as if we had known them forever and as is usual when first meeting other RV bloggers. What a nice couple. I meant to get a picture in the parking lot before we left, but I forgot. Oops. Hope to see you guys again!
After we left them, we decided to drive over to the Cherohala Skyway, and check out the foliage. It is in North Carolina and goes along over 5000 feet elevation for over one mile. We figured the foliage at the higher elevations would be getting pretty.
I love seeing the water flowing down the rocks along the side of the road.
The higher we got, the more reds we started to see.
We didn’t go the entire length of the skyway because by this time, it was getting late and we sure didn’t want to be on the mountain after dark.
On Wednesday, we stuck around the house most of the day, taking a few golf cart rides in search of the elusive bear.
Our neighborhood bear evidently lived in this area and regularly spent his nights in the farmers corn field. We would see his foot prints every morning as he came from the corn field back to where he spent the day. We hadn’t seen him or his footprints for a while, so we thought he might have moved on. Unfortunately, there have been a few bears killed by cars, around here, and we were worried our bear might have been one of them.
The other day, we saw his prints again, in just a slightly different area. Now it appears he goes from the corn field to his sleeping area by crossing the creek. We could see his prints and the water dripping off of his body. We must have been there very shortly after he crossed the road. We intended to go and sit nearby this morning, but Al wasn’t feeling well, so we slept in.
Yesterday, we got to meet Chuck and Anneke, from Goldenshoe Rv Trip. We had followed each others blogs for years. I think reading my blog made them decide to come up to this area. They originally thought they had reservations in our campground, but on further checking, they realized they were in another RV park here in Blairsville. We sat outside and chatted for hours, and then we took a walk around the park, so that we could show them our new RV site that they might want to stay at in the future. While walking around, we met Pete and Jeanne, who are other blog readers and have recently purchased their own RV lot here. I forgot to take any pictures. I guess we just were too busy running our mouths. I’m going to have to get better about this. We really enjoyed visiting with Chuck and Anneke, and hope to see them back this way soon. They were fulltimers for 6 years but recently settled down in Pensacola, Florida. I loved Anneke’s accent!
We’re not sure what we’re going to do today. Al isn’t feeling great, so he’s not sure if he will play poker or not, but my plans are to sit outside, read and bird watch this afternoon. I might go over to the clubhouse later for a little while, where the ladies are playing cards, but it is just too nice to sit inside today.
Tomorrow is the first weekend of the annual Sorghum Festival here in Blairsville. It’s such a popular event that they run it over two separate weekends.
Saturday night is our final get together of the year at the RV park, since many are heading out in the next few weeks. We are having a soup and stew type of pot luck. Al wants me to make something we haven’t eaten since we became vegan. You get a roast, sprinkle it with Good Seasons Italian seasoning mix, one packet of brown gravy, or au jus, and two cups of water. Cook it 6-8 hours in the crock pot, then with two forks, shred the beef. Its makes a wonderful beef sandwich on some crusty bread. We prefer Cuban bread, but it’s a little hard to find here in Georgia!