Thanksgiving was great! I got up early to help my youngest sister, Galang, prepared a gourmet meal for the family. We feasted on enormous fried turkey wings and our favorite holiday fixings for lunch. I ate just enough to put me in a food coma until dinner time.
The next day, I skipped the Black Friday shopping all together. Inspired by REI’s #optoutside, I packed my camping equipment and headed north to spend the weekend at Tallulah Gorge. Of all the camp sites I’ve been to in North Georgia, this was my first time camping at Tallulah State Park.
Thanksgiving weekend at Tallulah Gorge was semi-busy. I wasn’t expecting the number of hikers surrounding the 2-mile mini canyon. Each day, 100 visitors are given free passes to hike to the bottom of the gorge. There you will find some of the best hikes in North Georgia. Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of those 100 visitors.
I spent the weekend hanging out at the campsite with Galang and her family. My two-year old nephew, Grayson, had the experience of a lifetime. He played in burnt out fire pits, got stuck in a tree, ate dirt, and fell 11 or so times. I know he had a great time. That was the point of this trip – #optoutside.