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Dilly Dallying in Dillard

Fun in Spite of Everything.


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Tuesday June 14

I am not sure what we did June 14th (the disadvantage of not writing trip reports because everyone you write them to is there with you). I think there was zip lining and white water kayaking, and golf, and I'm pretty sure some people did horseback riding ($50 per ride)..
Oldest daughter

Oldest daughter


Then before we had a family dinner at Dillard House, we took a group picture. I gave my camera to my granddaughter's friend and she took the photos.
Family group

Family group


Two daughers behind Bob and me

Two daughers behind Bob and me


As we walked over to the restaurant, I got ahead of them and took photos of them walking toward me.
Great grandson sporting cool sunglasses

Great grandson sporting cool sunglasses

Great grandson, grandson-in-law and granddaughter from CT

Great grandson, grandson-in-law and granddaughter from CT

Granddaugher on right and her friend who took our photo

Granddaugher on right and her friend who took our photo

Grandson's fiance pushing the stroller, her brother and her father with our great grandson

Grandson's fiance pushing the stroller, her brother and her father with our great grandson


We had one dinner family style at the restaurant. Reservations are taken for 15 or more and counting the two great grandsons (age 1 and 3 who weren't charged for) there were 23 of us. We sat at two tables.
Oldest daughter at the  second table with her husband

Oldest daughter at the second table with her husband


There were three prices
Adults - $24.95
Young Adults were 11-17 - we had 3 of them (TX granddaughter, FL granddaughter and her friend)
Children - they were age 4-10 and I think we had one child in the group (my youngest granddaughter from TX) $18.95
All the rest of us (17 people) were adults. Dinner is served: 5:00-8:00. They charge for drinks extra.
Son at the head of the table with his daughter

Son at the head of the table with his daughter

Son-in-law at the end of the table, and fiance's brother

Son-in-law at the end of the table, and fiance's brother


The dinner is served family style - you pass the food around in serving dishes. After you are finished, they let you take whatever is left over home with you. They two of our granddaughters grilled chicken because one of them is allergic to gluten and the other one is on a diet set by her coach.

The rest of us had fried chicken, country fried steak, dried out meat loaf, green beens, corn on the cob, cabbage casserole, squash (yellow and zuchinni), boiled potatoes, cole slaw, lima beans, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, yeast rolls, cornbread
Dishes to pass around

Dishes to pass around

Food on the table

Food on the table


and strawberry cobbler with melted ice cream (it wasn't supposed to be melted, but it was) for dessert.
Melting ice cream

Melting ice cream


Except for the green beans, there was a marked lack of green vegetables, and while there was plenty of food, I thought most of it was on the level of the Old Country Buffet where all the old people eat
My plate

My plate

Wednesday morning June 15

Texas family leaving

Texas family leaving


Some family members left to go home. After we said goodbyes, Bob and I went graving. We drove up into NC (after stopping at the PO)
Dillard PO

Dillard PO


but couldn't find any of the cemeteries that were supposed to be there, so we went back to GA and went to Wesley Cemetery.
Wesley Chapel cemetery

Wesley Chapel cemetery


Adjoining Wesley was Rabun Presbyterian.
Rabun Gap cemetery sign

Rabun Gap cemetery sign

Ellis I deGroff- Rabun Gap Cemetery

Ellis I deGroff- Rabun Gap Cemetery


Bob didn't realize that the two cemeteries adjoined. Then we went to
Wolffork Baptist Church Cemetery.

Wolffork Baptist Church Cemetery.


Some really old stones there - including one for a girl who was murdered by her cousin because she wouldn't go out with him. (He made threats, but no one took him seriously)
Gravestone of girl shot by her cousin

Gravestone of girl shot by her cousin


We saw a sign which pointed to a very small cemetery (invisible from the road which had no shoulders) which had no location in the database. I took a photo with my cell phone.
Pinson cemetery cell phone photo

Pinson cemetery cell phone photo


It took me quite some time to figure out how to get the location out of the photo, but eventually I did manage it.

June 15 afternoon

I was going to go to another cemetery which was in a state park, but we were hungry. We were going to go to Burger King for lunch, but there was a big semi-truck parked across the parking lot and there was also a bus there. Bob didn't like the parking situation, so we unparked, and went to Wendy's. Bob got a single hamburger and a medium Frosty, and I got a baconator triple, and a small Frosty and water. They gave us the Senior discount ($1.54), so after tax the bill was $14.79.

The Baconator was good, but it was very very fatty - the fat dripped out of it.
Triple baconater

Triple baconater


So I had to eat holding it over the wrapper so it could drip the fat into in instead of on me. I should have gotten just the double - the triple was too much to eat.

Clayton is a little bit bigger than Dillard where we were staying and had more restaurants and things to do. So in the evening two daughters and our son and Bob and me went to the Wicked Pig in Clayton for dinner.
Wicked Pig BBQ

Wicked Pig BBQ

Daughter and SIL

Daughter and SIL

Son and DIL

Son and DIL

Daughter-in-law's meal

Daughter-in-law's meal


The restaurant was decorated with pictures of blues and guitar players. Bob and I ordered Brunswick stew for $4.00, but it was a little more spicy than I like. I ordered a salad, but they were out so I had a one bone spare rib for #3.00, but it was quite fatty.
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large_xIMG_6491.JPGI probably should have ordered the brisket which looked good.

After dinner our son and daughter-in-law checked out and that left just us and one daughter and son-in-law at the Dillard House. I was still struggling with the Wi-Fi. So Bob (remembering the long drive to get here) suggested checking out a day early - our original reservation was for a week - from Saturday to Friday. I don't remember whether we paid a penalty for leaving early, but I think not.
Sunset

Sunset

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