every year since i can remember my family has attended the Dahlonega Gold Rush Days. it’s as much of a tradition as Christmas dinner or Trade Days in Alabama (another good one), or another one of my favorites visiting, collinsville, al. but back to dahlonega. we get there at 8:00 in the morning. eat a biscuit and drink hot chocolate. devise a plan as to who’s going which way. my mom’s first stop is the homemade pralines. always. she wants first dibs…not the leftovers. my first stop as of late are the pottery vendors. followed in second by the honey vendors. i love good, pure honey.

after about 2 hours, we eat again. avery, my t2, gets a huge turkey leg every time. last year it was almost as big as his head. then we finish walking until lunchtime. i mean, half the reason we go is to eat. we’re not ashamed.

all this to say…gold rush is upon us…and i couldn’t be more excited. i cant wait for it!



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