Welcome on our field trip to the North Georgia mountains! In history we are studying the Gold Rush...did you know Georgia had it's own gold rush, only ten years prior to California? In Dahlonega, we toured a gold mine. NOT for the claustrophobic!
There were bats in there as well. Not flying around, thank goodness!
Then we tried our hand at panning for gold. We all wound up with a vial of little gold pieces and a few small gemstones- amethyst as well as peridot.
Then we had a picnic lunch at Amicolola Falls! The weather was wonderful...in the mid-60's and very Fallish! This picture was taken from the top of the falls...I love the view.
You can walk down the steps to view the falls....many, many steps!
Ain't it purty?
20 minutes or so up the road is Ellijay, Georgia. We stopped at an apple orchard to pick some apples.
And sampled one or three during picking...
And I love being able to reinforce our lessons with hands-on field trips like this!