The very easy 205 mile drive from our last stop in North Carolina to this place near Fair Play, South Carolina was a nice one that day. This is another of the Thousand Trails preserves, one of our favorites.
The next day after landing here, we packed the four of us and Bambi into our pick up and went to spend the day in the little town of Helen, Georgia. It's up in the hills of NW Georgia. A very popular vacation and touring town with a Bavarian theme. Longtime readers of this journal know Rebecca and I have been here before, but our traveling partners haven't. It is one of those places one doesn't mind coming back to. Our lunch time was taken on the banks of the famous Chattahoochee River at The Troll Tavern. It's named that because it's at the underside of the river bridge where we all know that trolls reside. Though it has regular tavern fare, the German food is "more than fair fare."
After a resting day, we took a long drive north to the Cowpens National Battle Field. This is the place where a colossal battle of equally (roughly) numbers forces met on 17th Jan 1781. Gen Daniel Morgan led his army of tough Continentals and militiamen to a brilliant victory over Banastre Tarleton's large force of British regular's. The battle lasted only about one hour and gave the local citizenry faith in revolution and in fact, became "the beginning of the end." That is, only ten months later the final rout of the British at Yorktown occurred.