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IF YOU GO
spotting woman wasn't the only
one. About two years later, a man
stopped in the courthouse and
said, "You know you have a ghost
And then he drew a picture,
which resembled that woman's
sketch of the shaggy-haired "Hector," sporting a beard and wearing
a long coat!
Still in Blairsville, we take a drive
beyond the courthouse, following U.S. 19 to Grandaddy Mimm's
Moonshine Distillery and Museum
(706-781-1829), which plans its
"Second Annual Grand Opening" at
5 p.m. on Oct. 7.
Also, just steps from the old
courthouse, we feast on a scrumptious salad plus pizza and pasta
pillows stuffed with spinach inside
the recently-relocated Michaelee's
(italianlifecaffe.com), a renowned
restaurant and coffee bar, once operating in nearby Towns County.
For two nights, too, we make
waves in Towns County, the home
of Lake Chatuge.
For one night, we settle into a
ground-floor room of The Ridges
of Young Harris (706-896-2262) and
enjoy father-son talks on the dock,
the sidewalks and in the salt-water
swimming pool. We make s'mores
Top left: Pinnacle Lake at Table Rock State Park is a popular place for canoeing,
fishing and sunbathing.
Center left: Be ready to root for the Tigers when you visit Clemson, South Carolina.
Center right: The Union County Courthouse stands at the middle of Blairsville, Georgia.
Far right: Jerry Hamilton leads a tour at The Stables of Brasstown Valley Resort in
Young Harris, Georgia.
Above: Hiking is popular in Kentucky's Red River Gorge.
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