I flew from Melbourne International Airport (which is a big title for a small local airport in Florida) to Atlanta where I was met by Kim and her husband Jeff. They drove me through Atlanta and to their home.
Georgia countryside through th car window.
And into the mountains
Kim's home in the woods
On the Monday the weather wasn't wonderful but we had a full day touring around nearby towns and countryside in Georgia and North Carolina.
First we stopped off for breakfast in this cafe.
Then we were off. The grey skies reminded me of home! Some of the places that Kim would have liked to have taken me were closed because it was Monday or because they were still operating Winter closing times but the John Campbell Folk School was open. There were some of the students work in the gardens.
And some beautiful trees which grew wild along the roadsides.
And some Hellebores.
We also went to a town called Helen that likes to think that it's Swiss. By the time we got there it was properly raining.
We met in a lovely building in the park.
On another building there was a carousel.
And yes I saw the Chattanooga Choo Choo.
And then we went to have tea at the English Rose Tearoom.
On Wednesday Kim took me to the Neal Pass along the Appalachian Trail before driving through the mountains to a shopping mall where I could indulge myself at Barnes & Noble before taking me to the airport for the return journey to Florida.
This was breakfast on the way.
A great trip. Thanks y'all!
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