Travelling Blue Ridge, Georgia
Big T and I had a great time on our 2-day weekend getaway where we spent the weekend travelling Blue Ridge, Georgia. I will detail the trip on each of my post days this week. If you missed the first post with details about my travelling outfit on Day 1, you can read that here. Here is a link to the Blue Ridge, Georgia information page. Book early for a fun trip!
Blue Ridge is about 2-1/2 hours north from where we live in Peachtree City, Georgia. It is an easy road trip which provides a change of scenery as you drive up into the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia. It was instantly 10 degrees cooler with no humidity which was a nice change of temperature along with clean, cool breezy air. We had 11:00 a.m. reservations for the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway that continues travelling Blue Ridge, Georgia slowly for one hour to the Georgia-Tennessee line. Here is a link for more information about the train ride.
We opted for the enclosed cabin section (that also had air conditioning) since the weather can change quickly this time of year.
Still en route to our destination, this guy walks by! So I had to say to him, “hey, who’s driving this thing?!” He was jolly fun and I had to get a picture with him to share the tone of the trip with all of you. Many of the train staff are retired folks living a relaxed life in this beautiful mountain area.
We arrived at our destination in McCaysville, Georgia, which butts right up against the state line of Tennessee.
This was the “parking spot” for cabin number 2705, so it was easy to find our way back onto our section of the train.
It is a big thing to “walk the line” where the two states meet. Big T hates to stop for pictures, but I have to document the whole experience, I just have to, ha! It’s not every day that you walk a state line, right?
We found a nice deli for lunch that was actually named “Katz’s New York Deli”, maybe not related to the “real” Katz’s in New York, but it was delicious all the same. This cute little town didn’t have as many shops as Blue Ridge, so I didn’t find anything there. We had to be back on the train within 1-1/2 hours, so it was nice just to walk around for a while.
After we got back on the train and it started the return trip back to Blue Ridge, the Conductor came around and punched everyone’s tickets which was some authentic fun. They told us that they do the “Polar Express” theme during the holidays, I bet that is fun for the kids! We are already planning to go back in the Fall for some change of season colorful foliage which should be beautiful. There are also Fall festivals and the Apple Festival during that time.
Travelling Blue Ridge, Georgia – Walking Downtown, Dinner & Shops
After we returned to the train station, Tim and I went back to the hotel for a couple of hours to rest and freshen up for dinner in downtown Blue Ridge. They have lots of upscale shops and restaurants.
Bad phone picture of me with that sun squint and the wind blowing my hair flat back. I will do a setup shoot for this outfit soon, but this is what I wore to dinner that first night. It is a lined sheath dress that I bought at a vintage store last year, with slim cropped leggings. Tim is 6’2″ and I am 5’1″, so it is always an aerial shot, with all background, ha! He just wants to get it over with and doesn’t care about learning camera techniques, but I appreciate him taking some for me.
I embarrassed Tim by striking a pose in front of the train, ha! Needless to say, those did not turn out very well, so I deleted them already. This little town is so cute and fun!
Tim loved this big moose topiary, but refused to let me take his picture near it. If I can get him to take off his sunglasses in pictures now, we are doing good!
After dinner, we went to a shop named “Humble Pie“, this link is just brief info about the shop. They had lots of interesting Bohemian style things. All of their shoes at the back of the store were on sale for 50% off. I could not resist, so I got these funky wedges! This colorful pair will go with so many things throughout different seasons. I like the detailed design around the edge of the soles.
This is the other pair of wedges that I bought. The picture didn’t pick up the olive color which will also go with a lot of outfits. I like the embellishments, especially the glitzy bling stones on the buckle, and the sides of the heals have an embossed design for even more style. I have never had olive shoes, so these will be fun.
Oh yes I did…… I plopped these shoes right up on the outside bar that we went to later on. There was no one around watching, so I went for it! It was a nice evening out on this patio with a very talented acoustic guitar player, we bought his album.
Don’t you love this?! ha! This shirt was at “Huck’s”, the General Store in this shopping area – I actually found the shirts on Amazon for you! Here is a link to shop for the shirt here. These shirts were all balled up in a pile and this one jumped into my arms. It is made of a quality t-shirt knit and the embellishment is tiny little rivets. I will wash it by hand to make sure it is handled gently. I cannot tell you how many comments and compliments I got on this shirt while we walked around. I am not really a big fan of shirts with messages on them, but this one is fun and jazzy worn in the right atmosphere, like vacations. I will have a post up on Wednesday this week so you can see me wearing it on Day 2 of our trip along with everything we did on that day as well!
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