Friday, November 5, 2010

A day in the Mountains

A couple of weeks ago, we went up to the Helen area for the day with the girls Nana and had a wonderful time. The leaves were absolutely gorgeous. I love this time of year and the colors that go along with it.

DSC_0913 This is a picture taken were we stopped for a picnic lunch on the Chattahoochee right out side of Helen. It was so peaceful. After we left there, we went up to Brasstown Bald which is the highest point in Ga. and went to the lookout there. You were able to see 4 different states. The view was simple stunning.

DSC_0922This is the observation tower on top of the Bald.

DSC_0934 It was cold up on the mountain, I thought the wind would whip us to death. It was so windy, the flag was out straight the whole time. Look at how clear blue the sky was. There was not a cloud in the sky.

DSC_0933 On the way up, we passed a house with the prettiest trees I have seen in a long time. Eric stopped on the way down so I could get some pictures. They do not do the colors justice.

DSC_0941DSC_0943 I wish I could have gotten a picture of the second tree on the way up the mountain. The sun was hitting it just right and it looked like it was on fire with the tree fading from yellow to orange. Oh my, simple breathtaking.

We went over the mountain into Hiawassee where we were supposed to go to a concert, but when we got there, it had been canceled. It was heartbreaking but at least we got to spend some quality time together as a family.

DSC_0945DSC_0950 DSC_0956 DSC_0953 DSC_0946 These last pictures were taken at a roadside produce stand. Eric told me I looked like a tourist who had never been to the country taking them but I could not pass them up. I think I embarrassed him. He went and sat in the truck. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I did.

Hope you all have a wonderful fall.

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