Wow - what a busy weekend! We had some of our great friends, Burt and Tammy, stay with us from Florida and it was so great to be able to see them and spend some time with them. Wayne was in the Air Force with Burt so they have known each other for about 35 years - almost longer than I have even been alive!! They had spent a lot of time on the road so we decided to take them on the relaxing local train ride. If you are ever in Blue Ridge the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a really great thing to do.
The train goes along the Toccoa River (which is the Ocoee River once it hits the Tennessee state line.
This is believed to be a fishing trap built by Native Americans. They would run the fish into the "V" that they built with rocks and then scoop up the fish with nets for dinner.
The train takes you to McCayesville, GA which borders Copperhill, TN. There is a blue line running through town delineating GA from TN. I think we all got one of these pictures but Burt and Tammy have the pictures of Wayne and I so I haven't seen them yet.
On the way to the train we stopped in downtown to have a look at the carving someone is doing out of an old, dead tree. They are doing this carving with chainsaws!!! It isn't finished yet but you can see what they are doing with the design.
Then we had dinner with some other friends in Blairsville - here's the whole lot of us. We had a really fun time with everyone.
That is their dog, Jake. Wow - what a GREAT dog he is! He is a rescue and they have only had him for a week - what a sweetheart!
We are SOOOOOOO looking forward to getting down to Clearwater, FL next month to go visit them. I think we are also going to spend a couple of days in Key West so I am really excited about our trip!! My husband is getting really tired of me telling him how excited I am about it several times a day. Anyone ever been on the Key West Express? This looks like a really fun way to get from Ft. Myers to Key West so I think we will book a trip on this during our vacation. Tammy told us about this and it looks like so much fun!