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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Tranquil Place and Anna Ruby Falls...

We had the BEST time in Blue Ridge, GA. This is the road to the Cabin... A Tranquil Place is it's name.
I could not believe this sign when I saw it...I have this on a bench in my garden, it's on my sidebar.
Fightingtown Creek was our backyard.

The most famous local creek for Trout fishing.



We did 'Sit Long and Talk Much' on this swing.
We were captivated with the beauty around us.

We heard this dog barking. My husband says, "There's Rupp." He read in the guest book that this dog visits everyone in the cabins. We opened the door and visited with Rupp for a few minutes and then he was on his way.
We did manage to find Anna Ruby Falls on Friday.
In the heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest. These Falls marks the junction of Curtis and York Creeks. Both creeks begin on Tray Mountain and are fed by underground springs, rain and snow. From the falls, Smith Creek tumbles downhill to Unicoi Lake and then to the Chattahoochee River. Continues south, eventually joining the Appalachicola River in Florida and ending it's 550-mile journey in the Gulf of Mexico!
Just breathtaking!
I love the way the natural rocks were used to make benches along the trail to the Falls.
If you really want to get a way from the hustle and bustle of your daily life, I suggest you visit Blue Ridge Mountains. It truly is A Tranquil Place.

33 comments:

Jamie and Randy said...

Darla,
Could you email me a little more info about where you guys stayed. It looks like something I would really like. I would appreciate it. :-)--Randy

Dorothy said...

What a wonderful post!! Great pictures that make you actually FEEL the tranquility!! Would love to go there. Betsy will be jealous of you seeing those falls! ☺

Lzyjo said...

What a beautiful place for the perfect vacation! I love the bit about Rupp! LOL!

tina said...

Welcome back! That stream looks most refreshing!

Prospero said...

A Tranquil Place is an appropriate name. The Blue Ridge Mountains area is gorgeous. And that Rupp, what a gracious host.

Becca's Dirt said...

Sounds like such a good and relaxing time. I would love the waterfall and the creek. What a cute doggie that came to visit.

sweet bay said...

Looks like an absolutely wonderful getaway!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I'm SO glad you all had fun... Isn't that just a fabulous place??? Your cabin looked perfect...

We've been to Anna Ruby (in 2005). It is a gorgeous waterfall.

My question: Did you find some good places to eat???? You know me--always thinking about food.

Hugs,
Betsy

Lois said...

Gorgeous place Darla! The dog is so cute. Looks like you two had a wonderful time. My grandfather used to take me and my sister to that area when we were kids.

Dirt Princess said...

Oh!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!! So refreshing. It looks so wonderful! I am going to check it out....that would be a great place to go visit. Glad ya'll had a great time!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Darla, just looking down that shady tunnel of road, I knew it was going to lead someplace quite and relaxing. Love the little greeter dog. What a great place to spend a few days.
Marnie

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That does look a place to sit and talk. Just so pretty! I love that the dog visits everyone! Glad you had a nice getaway.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! It's a beautiful place. I love the cabin feel. -Jackie

Tootsie said...

wow Darla!!! what a beautiful place!! I am loving the road to the cabin...I want a lane like that one day leading to the acerage in my dreams!!!
some day when I don't have the 6am hockey practices to attend...I want to move to the country and have a place with this feeling!!!
I got my tooth pulled yesterday, so I am just hangin out and trying no to crave crunchy foods!!! lol

Tootsie said...

hey girl...I have some Ideas for you for that under the deck hideaway you posted last time....email me at gduchak@shaw.ca
I will send you the inspiration photos I have collected!!!
I am so wishing I lived closer so I could get my grubby little hands on that thing!!!! hee hee

Jake said...

Wow, looks like you had a nice and quiet weekend. It is amazing to think if you were a drop of water in a river all the places you could see, lol.

Jake

George said...

It looks like you had a fabulous time in Blue Ridge. We really enjoyed our visit to Anna Ruby Falls, but we didn't have a nice cabin like you had.

Susie said...

Oh I know you guys had a great time there! We passed thru there on our way to the Smokies. That is such a pretty area.

Cute story about the little dog.

bennie and patsy said...

What a great place, glad you could get away. Now back to the garden and my grapefruit.LOL
patsy

Valerie said...

Darla, Is it not the most peaceful place? We are going to check out that trout stream. My husband has never heard of it. I am so glad you got to go and visit this little piece of heaven.

Anna/Flowergardengirl said...

Oh!!!! You were in my world and I loved reading how much you enjoyed it. I'm so sad you weren't able to stop by my little neck of the woods. Well it was a bit far--but way closer than where you are from that's for sure.

The pictures are truly fun to see and you are so pretty. I like that swing right out in the water like that---wonderful.

Frances said...

Oh my gosh, what a spot!!! And what about that Rupp, such a good welcome by that sweet face. This is very similar to the area not far from where I live in Tellico Plains. The adirondack chairs and swings were well used, I am sure. Cool about the same sign too, good karma! :-)
Frances

Smilingsal said...

I've heard about Ruby Falls but have never been there. I'm so glad you took pictures and blogged about your trip. It looked wonderful. Trupp is a cute one. Happy OW.

perennialgardener said...

What a lovely name for a lovely place! Glad you had a nice time with hubby. :)

Joyce said...

We are thinking of going there this Thanksgiving with the family and I was wonderdering if there is enough to do up there that time of the year with two toddlers?
Joyce

Heather said...

Absolutely breathtaking pictures. The shots you took made it feel like I was there. Thanks for sharing them, Darla.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I want to go there! Sounds so relaxing. Even a visit from the resident hound.
There's just something relaxing about the sound of water. Whether it be the ocean or a creek.

Teresa said...

What a wonderful vacation. Beautiful photos.

Carla said...

How lovely! I hope you guys were really able to recharge!!! I could easily call such as this home;)

Sunweeds Secret Garden said...

What a wonderful place to visit.

Gail said...

A new place to visit! Thank you Darla...we need a road trip and this one sounds delightful...Btw, your photos are fantastic! gail

Leedra said...

Darla loved the visit with you. That looks like a nice long bench, but it sure looks hard too. :)

Sue said...

What a beautiful place! It's good your husband read about the dog before it showed up. What a hoot! Was that on the Blue Ridge Parkway? We were on part of it in 2007. It was foggy, so we didn't stay on it long. That is a lovely area!