Blairsville, Georgia (high 74, low 52)
Our weather has warmed up some, but we’re having too many cloudy days. We’re not ready to head south, but we’re getting close. It’s still very beautiful here, but the sunny days are becoming more rare as the cold fronts approach from the north.
The fall foliage hasn’t been as spectacular as we remember. We have been told it’s because of so much rain during the spring and summer.
The trees around here, for the most part, still have their leaves, and the colors are more muted and not the vibrant reds and yellows that we remember.
The next few pictures are taken by our site at Rivers Edge.
This is one of the routes we take for our golf cart rides. There is a beautiful river down below and was the site of an old grist mill.
The following picture was taken from the bluff above the campground. The cornfield in the foreground is where the bear spends his nights chowing down on the corn. The little white specs are the RV’s in our park.
We were hoping to see the bear in the field, but unfortunately, we didn’t see him.
It was supposed to be mostly sunny yesterday, so our plan was to head out for a hike. Before we left, we decided to start painting the cabin at the new RV site. We figured we could slap a coat of paint on it pretty quickly, and then head our for our hike. Boy were we wrong. We ended up using one gallon of paint on one side of the cabin.
First of all, I think we made a mistake by buying Behr paint from Home Depot. We bought the most expensive paint they sell but when we opened it, it was very thin and watery. The cabin was very porous and the paint just soaked right in. We had quit using paint from either Home Depot or Lowes several years ago and had switched to Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams. I think we will go back to them the next time.
We ended up getting the entire cabin painted (minus the trim) and ramp, but it took us most of the day. By the time we finished, we were both pooped. So much for a nice hike, but we felt good about getting the project finished. Between the cold weather and rain, we have to take advantage of good painting weather.
So…..today, we plan on taking our hike. We just need to decide where.
Our time here is winding down. We’re thinking of leaving on November 17th. The plan is to leave on a Sunday when the Atlanta Falcons are not playing so that we can miss most of the traffic through Atlanta. Of course, the weather will play a part in our travel plans.