Last week my family and I went away to spend a week in the north Georgia mountains. It was so lovely to see that the leaves had changed color. We took lots of pictures, went hiking, and relaxed in our favorite place to visit. Here are some highlights.
I love this shot!
Hike #1 Dukes Creek Falls
We started at a leisurely stroll, which became a little tricky by the time we reached the falls. The trail went downhill for a mile, then back up for a 2-mile trip. It took about an hour, but we enjoyed the sunny day.
Hike #2 Anna Ruby Falls.
My all-time favorite. No matter what else is going on, we make sure to travel to these falls. It’s about a mile round trip. It gets steep toward the top, but the path is paved the entire way and the view is well worth it!
Hike #3 Hemlock Falls.
This was a new adventure for us. The trail was about three miles in and out and was not for beginners. It took about an hour and forty-five minutes up and back, but the scenery was lovely, and you could hear the rushing creek as we walked. The final destination was absolutely gorgeous, even if the terrain kept us alert. Good thing I had my walking stick.
Yes, this was the path.
Still part of the trail.
The destination was so worth the challenging hike.
Needless to say, the week flew by, but as always, I have wonderful memories of our time away. And as always, when we are in these beautiful places, I’m in awe of God’s majesty.
Now, it’s back to work. Those books won’t write themselves!
Tara Randel is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. Family values, a bit of mystery and of course, love and romance, are her favorite themes, because she believes love is the greatest gift of all. Look for her next Harlequin Heartwarming romance, Her Surprise Hometown Match, available March 2023. For more information about her books, visit Tara at www.tararandel.com. Like her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TaraRandelBooks. Sign up for Tara’s Newsletter
The colors are amazing. We went last month to Georgia and North Carolina. I call it Gods paintings.
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The colors this year have never been so brilliant. We went to the Adirondack Mountains, but just missed the color. However here in Ohio, it has been breathtaking for weeks.
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