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Old 05-23-17, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Making Memories at Tallulah River

Tallulah River has always been my favorite Georgia river.

My parents took to camping when I was teenager. I think Marty kept dating me because he and my Daddy got along so well, sharing a love of trout fishing. Eventually, Tallulah became a memory-making place for our boys as they grew up... numerous family gatherings with grandparents, cousins, aunts & uncles...

We're now the proud and blessed grandparents of a granddaughter who will soon celebrate her 2nd birthday. During a recent visit, I took her to Goats on the Roof and on a whim, I detoured to Tallulah River, taking the long way home while she napped. From out of the blue -- it hit me -- I couldn't possibly travel this now-paved road without stopping.

The water was quite chilly. However, Katherine was more-than-eager to dip her toes into the frigid water, and she was giddy with delight. I've got a feeling this girl has a love for water in her blood.

First Steps in Tallulah River

Celebrating her heritage

Grandaddy explains about catch-and-release at Fern Valley

For now, throwing rocks with granddaddy is plenty of fun

Katherine at Fern Valley with her Best Friend, Harold

There's nothing like time on the water to bind hearts.

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Old 05-24-17, 05:43 AM   #2
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Wonderful memories there FVG...mine were at Rock Creek

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Old 05-24-17, 07:11 AM   #3
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Awesome story, great pictures.

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Old 05-24-17, 10:15 AM   #4
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Beautiful! I see a fly rod in her future.
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Old 05-24-17, 03:44 PM   #5
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Great story Glad. I am guessing that the Tallulah now has slipped to your second favorite river.
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Old 05-24-17, 07:04 PM   #6
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Caught my first trout on the Tallulah more than 60 yrs. ago. Caught many more using spinning gear and crickets. I had many experiences there, including an encounter with a moonshiner with a shotgun. I still love it there.
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Old 05-24-17, 07:07 PM   #7
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Love it, as it reminds me of times with great gradfather and father cutting teeth at nimblewill creek
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Old 05-24-17, 08:22 PM   #8
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Now that's jes' 'zackly the post I was needin' to see after today's work has come to sn end. Absotively, posilutely lovely!

Thanks for sharing that with us, Glad. That's what makes this world go 'round.
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Old 05-24-17, 08:53 PM   #9
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good stuff, and that shot of her with the dog is beautiful. Makes me wish my boy could spend more time with his grandparents, who are 3 states away. He loves them dearly, just as I'm sure she does y'all.
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