At the end of March, Louie, Marge, Red (wait - who's Red?! Yeah, I haven't formally introduced him on the MargeBlog yet), and I traveled to the AKC Rally National Championships in Perry, Georgia. Marge has qualified for other Rally National Championships in the past, but the perfect situation presented itself this year for us to go. It helped that the competition was in Georgia - Marge's home state, where she came from. Certainly makes for a good story.
We rented a GMC Yukon XL - an absolutely massive, fully loaded truck. It isn't that we couldn't have fit in my Ford Escape, but this was a lot more comfortable. Yes, I drove it too!
We wrestled a bit about whether to drive through there or not - it was a bit out of the way - but ultimately decided that we had to. Chances are that I'd never find myself in Georgia, with Marge, ever again. How amazing would it be to say that I took her home?
Before our tour officially began, we took the dogs to the Chattahoochee River Recreation Area not far away for a hike. How fun!
Our next stop was to the town of Ellijay itself. We drove around it for a few minutes. It had a touristy feel, with antique shops and gift stores and even municipal parking, but it's pretty far away from everything, so I'm not sure who's going there to visit. It was very cute.
We were taken on some twisty mountain backroads (no dirt roads, though!), and reached a gate to a private road. We couldn't go any further, but my guess is that the house that Marge lived in was just beyond here. Really cool.