Blog Archives

Gallery

RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Days 5 & 6 [Two Helen Restaurants]

This gallery contains 10 photos.

Now that I’m done describing Helen itself, our hotel, and our trips, it only remains to report about the two restaurants in Helen we went to for supper, the Hofbräuhaus and the Troll Tavern. RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 5 & … Continue reading

Gallery

RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 6 [Helen: Visiting the Tallulah Falls]

This gallery contains 47 photos.

The day before, as I said in my article about our trip to Brasstown Bald, Popcorn Overlook, and the Old Sautee Store, we had given up on hiking around in the Tallulah Falls State Park because it was pouring with … Continue reading

Gallery

RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 5 [Helen – The Nacoochee Mound and an Indian Romeo-and-Juliet Story]

This gallery contains 1 photos.

Not far out of Helen, at GA 75, formerly the Unicoi Turnpike, which in itself follows the route of an ancient Indian trading-path, we find an old Indian burial mound, the Nacoochee Indian Mound: RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 5 [Helen … Continue reading

Gallery

Bread and Beer

This gallery contains 3 photos.

I’m always – even if I have been buying them for quite some time now – about the enormous size of the Ciabatta breadrolls we get at our local supermarket. Well, actually I think they’ve grownoever the time. Here’s what … Continue reading

Gallery

Meanwhile Inside the House – Got Myself Beer Glasses and a Coffee Maker

This gallery contains 3 photos.

In the last few days I got myself a few new items: two beer glasses and a coffee maker. In der Zwischenzeit drinnen im Haus – Biergläser und Kaffeemaschine gekauft In den vergangenen Tagen habe ich mir ein paar neue … Continue reading

Gallery

Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock

This gallery contains 1 photos.

On Thursday, July 19, it was an incredible 133 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Enchanted Rock, just about 17 miles from here. Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock Am Donnerstag, dem 19. Juli, waren es unglaubliche 56 Grad Celsius auf dem … Continue reading

Gallery

RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 5 [Popcorn Overlook]

This gallery contains 8 photos.

What I completely forgot in my last post was that, on our way from Brasstown Bold to Sautee Nacoochee, we stopped at Popcorn Overlook [quite a strange name for a vantage point, isn’t it?] … RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 5 … Continue reading

Gallery

RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 5 [Brasstown Bald and Other Sights]

This gallery contains 42 photos.

When we were back in our room after breakfast, Mary started planning our tour for the day. We wanted to drive to Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in Georgia first, and after that tour the countryside some more. The following … Continue reading

Gallery

What’s New in the Garden?

This gallery contains 10 photos.

Despite the hot and dry weather I have done some work in the garden myself, but I have also – finally – enlisted some local help. It has taken me a very long time to get over my misplaced ambition … Continue reading

Gallery

Watering Restrictions

For a long time, I think for two years or even more, we have been at stage three of watering restrictions here in Fredericksburg.I don’t want to go into all the details, just that for us it means we can … Continue reading