Dahlonega, Georgia

Dahlonega, Georgia is located about an hour north of Atlanta. IMG_6015

In 1828, Dahlonega was the site of the first major gold rush in the United States.IMG_6010This is the Dahlonega Gold Rush Museum Historic Site. It stands in the middle of the town square. Around the square are cute shops and restaurants.IMG_6012  IMG_6016

I met my friend Paula and her boyfriend Tommy and this wonderful pub, Shenanigans. IMG_6036  The food was great! (I forgot to take food photos) It was great catching up with Paula and meeting her boyfriend for the first time.(He is a good soul) It was a wonderful afternoon. IMG_6029

IMG_6031Oh and this coffee shop was adorable.IMG_6032So go look around, pan for gold, go tubing, or kayaking or hiking.

Historic Oakland Cemetery

Staycationers Historic Oakland Cemetery is a great place to visit. IMG_5954

IMG_6004It is a huge gardening cemetery. IMG_5959  IMG_5999

This is Maynard Jackson’s grave.IMG_5962He was Atlanta’s first African American Mayor and served for three terms. Atlanta’s airport is named Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

This is where Bobby Jones is buried. IMG_5989

Then across the street is Six Feet Under…a restaurant.IMG_5969More about that later.