Chestatee River 2021

Kendall and I wore the same sunglasses
The whole Krewe + a dog named Penny
Video highlights, 2021

Notes on our North Georgia kayaking adventures:

  • For kayak rentals, we use: Appalachian Outfitters. This was their Lower Chestatee River trip. Dahlonega is close enough that we do it as a day-trip — drive up, paddle, eat lunch, and drive back. We usually strive to be on the water by 10am (arrive at A.O. by 9:30a).
  • Don’t forget the sunscreen, water shoes and a change of dry clothes.
  • After getting off the river, we enjoyed lunch at: Yahoola Creek Grill (get the fried green tomatoes! And a grouper sandwich!)
  • Kilwin’s in downtown Dahlonega solved our after-lunch dessert cravings (and fixed us up with iced coffee for the ride home).
  • And he was closed when we got there, but if you’re downtown early enough, stop by Brad Walker‘s pottery shop. It’s one of my favorites.

If you enjoyed these photos, you can check out previous years’ highlights here and here, or here.

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sky

best view on water

pirate boat

mom and A

kilgore canoe

josh in kayak

Halfway through our trip down the Chestatee river we paused to celebrate John & Autumn’s one year anniversary with a vow renewal ceremony. Cheers to their first year of marriage & best wishes for many more wonderful years to come!

vow renewal 2

vow renewal

full color

kiss your bride

kiss your bride 2

laughter

flower crown

kiss

boats on water

vintage river princess

kayak selfie

gold

“Every time we see a river flowing forward with courage, deep in our hearts we know we must do the same.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

It was a beautiful day summer day on a gold rush river. Enjoy your long weekend, and may you get to spend part of it outside.