Blairsville, Georgia (high 48, low 28)
We awoke to am outside temperature of 26 degrees this morning. That is our coldest morning so far. After today, it will be warming up and the day time temps are supposed to be in the upper 60’s. We are staying nice and warm, and only use our new portable heater at night. We love our new heater and prefer it to our heat pump or furnace.
We had visitors from Tampa yesterday. I worked with Karen at USAA. She and here husband came to see the fall foliage. They were unable to get a hotel here in Blairsville and had to to up to Murphy, North Carolina. This is a busy time of year and you need to make hotel reservations early.
They wanted to see the new RV lot, so they drove into Blairsville. We visited awhile, then went to lunch and then off to see some sites.
We ended up driving through Helen, Georgia, which is billed as Alpine Helen in the Bavarian style.
This is a picture I took last summer.
Our destination was nearby Anna Ruby Falls. It’s a nice short .4 of a mile paved hike along a mountain stream ending up with a huge double waterfall at the end.
I am always amazed how these trees seem to grow out of the rock.
Our route to the falls took along the Richard B. Russell Byway and some pretty fall color.
We stopped at a scenic overlook for a few photos.
The colors still have not peaked in this area and I’m afraid the leaves might drop off before they completely change colors.
We took the other route back home, over the infamous Blood Mountain. It’s a popular ride for motorcycles and bicyclists.
It’s also a gateway to the Appalachian Trail, so we stopped at a shop along the route. They sell all kinds of hiking and camping gear. There is a nice overlook on the deck behind the shop.
We plan on heading up towards Murphy today and seeing what interesting things we can find to do today.