Saturday, July 7, 2007

Our Day at the Creek

What a wonderful day we had yesterday! Some friends of ours mentioned that they had been fishing at Holly Creek on July 4th and that it would be a great place to take the kids and let them swim and play. So we decided to spend the day exploring that part of our great state.

Holly Creek is part of the Cohutta Wilderness Area in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It's about an hour and a half northeast of our house, just past Chatsworth, GA. It was beautiful and made me feel a bit like I was home in Oregon. I have such wonderful memories of my parents taking my sister and I to areas just like this one. There were plenty of shallow areas so even Nathan was able to get in and play. We saw a lot of little fish, big tadpoles, and even a crawdad! The boys had such a fantastic time wading around and throwing rocks in the river!

We had a picnic lunch right there by the creek and then decided to venture on and check out some of the other sights in the area. We travelled up the mountain to Fort Mountain State Park and on the way we were able to stop and take in the amazing view. The mountains just roll for miles. It's a very different mountain view than what we are used to. The mountains here are smaller and gently rolling, but they are beautiful none the less. We stopped at the information center when we reached the park and collected some information on camping and the cottages they have for rent. What a fun time that would be when Nana and Poppa come. There's a beautiful mountain lake up there with swimming, hiking and even miniature golf. It's a lot like Red Top Mountain and we would definitely like to go back and visit.

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