Tuesday, October 27, 2009
A Glorious Fall Sunday
This past Sunday was a glorious fall day in northern Georgia! And of course fall in north GA means APPLES!!! Ellijay, Georgia is home to the Georgia Apple Festival, and any number of apple orchards and 'apple houses' where you go to buy fresh, local grown apples, produce and treats such as jams, jellies, apple bread and fried pies!
Hubby and I ran by and picked up my mom and headed for the hills . . . the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains! We stopped in Ellijay for apples and sweet potatoes, drove up through Dahlonega and Cleveland, Clarkesville, Batesville, and on to Clayton, then up to Dillard, GA where my mom bought collards, mountain cabbage (regular green cabbage grown in the mountains and picked after a frost that supposedly makes it sweeter and crisper) and onions. Next, up to just north of the NC line to the Spring Creek Creamery where we got ice cream - it was so good and creamy! I got coconut, and it was very coco-nutty and just scrumptious!
After that, we headed home where we had a slow cooker dinner waiting for us. It was a great day, lots of fun and LOTS of driving! We also made a few stops along the way where I took pics of some of the most colorful trees. Enjoy! Becky