Thursday, June 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend 2014 : Blue Ridge, GA : Railroaded - Day 4

Let's mosey on back to day four of our mountainous vacation and take a train ride, shall we? The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway is a train that runs from Blue Ridge, GA to McCaysville, GA and back. The two-hour round trip follows the Toccoa River and provides some of the most beautiful scenery to enjoy. They have air conditioned, closed cars, but we prefer to take the open air cars, as it really does allow for you to take in the views better. And to get smacked in the face with branches. {I hear some people are into that.}

Once in McCaysville, we ate lunch at a little diner and then stopped in for a little mining. We were hunting for valuable stones and jewels and boy did we luck out. Would you believe that what we found is so valuable that we could use them to pay cash for a house? If so, we have some stones that we would like to trade you for a home to call our own. Signed, sealed, delivered. They're yours.

Taking the train during the middle of nap time, and then mining for precious gems really takes it out of you. Canon decided this bench was a good place to stop and have a meltdown. I didn't agree, though apparently I allowed it long enough to take a photo of his bad behavior. #momoftheyear

On the ride back, Canon suckered Aunt Kara into driving his play tractor on his head, presumably to simulate rough terrain and to show off the tractor's mad skillz. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he just wanted someone to rub his head because it felt good. The boy couldn't even keep his eyes open. To be fair, we were all pretty worn out. That train ride is remarkably soothing.

After leaving the train depot, we headed back to the cabin for a nice dinner at home. While it was being prepared we decided to explore the river in the back yard. Those pictures will come soon enough!

Don't you just love cliffhangers?!

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