Sunday afternoon we took a short drive up to McCaysville to see the sites. This is the destination of the Blue Ridge Scenic Railroad. (We are planning to take a ride with SANTA the day after Thanksgiving-how fun!)
McCaysville was...underwhelming. There are a few cute shops and a few restaurants, but it isn't nearly as nice as Blue Ridge. The Toccoa River runs down through the middle of town and on one side of the river is McCaysville, Georgia and the other side is Copperhill, Tennessee. Coleman saw this sign and said, " We came all the way to Tennessee?" As if he slept the whole way and didn't know it was only fifteen minutes away!
Look! We're in Tennessee! And Georgia! At the same time!
We ate at the Mexican restaurant in town. Eh. Jim's just happy to be there.
But we had fun! While waiting for our food we read some of the pamphlets we picked up at the visitor's center. Coleman is now an expert on what to do if he sees a bear and Carolyn is outraged at how we treated the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears. Just goes to show that Mom can make a history lesson out of anything, including mediocre chicken nachos.