10.04.2011

Tallulah Point and Osage Farms

Saturday evening after the UGA game we drove up to my Mama's house to spend the night.
On Sunday we got up and ready and met my sister, then drove up to Clayton and Dillard.
My Mama's house is near the Tugaloo River Dam, which feeds into Lake Hartwell, then into the Savannah River. 
The dam is really fascinating to see.
Tallulah Point/Tallulah Gorge is about 20 minutes from my Mama's house.
Brandon has been craving boiled peanuts, so he bought a couple bags from this man. 
Then he proceeded to stand there and eat them and chat with this guy for another 20 minutes or so.
I thought we'd have to drag him out of there.
Tiffany called Saturday night and said there was just no way they could make it to meet up with us on Sunday because Brad had to work on his truck.
But, we got a surprise phone call Sunday morning saying that while Brad couldn't make it, she was going to come anyway. 
I was SO happy God worked it out that we could see each other for a little while.
Mama as the Great Wallenda who walked across the gorge on a tightrope.
Inside the gift shop are some really neat things.
It was set up sort of like an old general store meets a tourist shop.
Tallulah Gorge was just beautiful as the colors were starting to change with the cool nights they've had over the past week.
 After we left Tallulah Gorge we drove up the road a bit more to my Mama's favorite produce stand.
Well, it's really more like a farmer's market.
Osage Farms.
 They have it all here!! Every vegetable you can think of, plus apples and local beef.
They also have pumpkins for the fall.
One thing North GA has on South GA is the quality of vegetables.
North GA vegetables have so much more flavor and substance.
I'm sure it's the soil.
One thing we miss about home is having a garden that actually grows and tastes good.
 This is a trailer full of the biggest heads of cabbage you've ever seen.

 You can be sure we got some green tomatoes for me to fry!
 So many varieties of apples!
 We got eggplant and silver queen corn-my absolute favorite kind of corn-hands down.
 I told you the cabbage is humongous!
They had some really unique breeds of pumpkins, too.




 It was a little cool, so Sanford wore his gameday outfit again.
 These white pumpkins are my favorite!!
 I had to get a picture with the Cinderella breed, since that is my all time favorite Disney movie!
 My beautiful sister with the Fairy Tale breed.
 Check out the stem on this pumpkin!!
I know there were a ton of pictures in this post, but there were just so many to share! 
I can't believe it's already October. I seriously have no idea where this year has gone.
Am I the only one who feels this way?


10 comments:

  1. Wow that is a lot of pumpkins, who knew there were so many different kinds? I can't believe how big that cabbage is either!

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  2. Mmm... reminds me of the NC mtns here ... I LOVE boiled peanuts - saw em on that little sign ... what a yummy fall day!

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  3. I feel the same way. It's almost 2012! Ah!

    And this looks like such a fun outing. I want to go!

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  4. Now I want some boiled peanuts, ha. I cannot BELIEVE it's October. I'm pretty sure it was just April and I was starting my first full time big girl job.

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  5. We have a little house up in Mountain City so all these places are SO familiar and special to me :) We love going to Tallulah Gorge and to Osage's. We got the best apples up there a couple of years ago!

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  6. How beautiful! I love that it is so "fall" there. I'm loving all those pumpkins! I can't believe it's already October. This year is just going by so fast!

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  7. All of your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I have only driven through Georgia and am looking forward to a trip there next year. I definitely would love to see more of the beautiful South!

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  8. Beautiful photos! We live VERY close to Lake Hartwell, and love making a drive up north every fall to see the leaves changing and pick up a few treats!

    Tallulah Gorge is one of our favorite stops!

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  9. What a neat place!

    Beautiful place!

    Gorgeous pictures!

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  10. so many pumpkins & i would agree my favorite too is the fairytale ones! such cute pictures as always :)

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