Monday, February 23, 2015

Trip to Washington, GA

     A couple of days ago we tried to go to Washington, GA to look at some farms for sale. Grand thought it was a bad idea (It was), but Mom insisted we go. Anyway, my mom picked us up at Grand's house because Grand's car couldn't get out. We all loaded up and tried to go. There was a lot of sleet and ice on the road so Mom had to be careful, but when we got to the second road we almost crashed because of the ice. Mom slipped all over the road (See it was a bad idea). After that, every one's heart was racing. When we started out on the highway I started the G.P.S. and set a route. On the way to Washington, we went through Toccoa, Eastanollee, Avalon, Martin, Lavonia, Bowersville, Canon, Rayston, Bowman, Dewy Rose, and Elberton. Many of these towns we wouldn't have known were there if there wasn't a sign welcoming us or a post office. It didn't look like there was a lot in these little towns, but a number of them had beautiful old homes on their main streets. There were also some local restaurants scattered about. Maybe there's more to them the eye can see. Maybe the people are nice and help their neighbors. All of us were hungry after going through all of the towns and we stopped at the McDonald's to eat. We discussed continuing on to Washington, but it was late, so we decided to call it quits. We finally mad it back to our mountain and then got stuck on the second road. I had to walk all the way up our mountain to my house and call Dad to come get the car unstuck. We did finally make it home, and we aren't going anywhere until the ice melts.

     If you have ever lived in a little town or you know anything about these towns please comment! We would like to know your thoughts!


  1. Might not have been the best idea, but you got home safe, and that's what matters most. What you saw was just typical, small town, rural America -- little towns that are really just communities; but that's important to those people, and that's where they want to be, even though there's not much to see there.

  2. I would have been freaking out! I am so scared of ice and snow! I am so happy y'all made it home safely! The town I grew up in, Byron, used to be pretty tiny. Probably not as tiny as those towns you saw, but pretty small. :)