Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Special Valentine's Day Dinner

The lobby area at Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge Restaurant
I thought I'd better get my act together and get this post published before Valentine's Day gets here again next year!!!!!! ha ha ..... Anyhow--I've talked some about our great Waterfall and Hiking Trip which we took from Feb. 13-15.   BUT--what I haven't talked about was the delicious meal that George and I enjoyed on Valentine's Evening...

My Sweetheart took me to the Amicalola Falls Lodge Restaurant (near Dawsonville, GA) for a VERY special meal. They offered a fabulousl buffet with many kinds of salads, breads, soups,  entrees and desserts.  All of it was DELICIOUS and the  place was decorated so pretty.   They even provided live music for us.  We got there early so it wasn't crowded yet... Of course,  that's how we like it!

Here are a few of the pictures I took of that pretty restaurant.  Be sure and click on the photos to see them larger. 




Here is a view from our table ---which showed off all of the FOG outside!!!! ha ha... Usually there is a great view of the surrounding mountains since this lodge sits on the top of the mountain above the waterfall.




That is our table (in the middle).  Now you can get a great view of the FOG....   You can see a little bit of one of the mountain ranges to the right..   This is a gorgeous lodge --so if you ever get in this area,  check it out!!!!




This shows more of the restaurant and decorations.  As I said,  we got there early for dinner ---so there weren't many folks there yet.   I'm sure it would have been full a little later in the evening.




Here were our two musicians.  They were very good ---and George and I loved hearing all of that "LOVE" music!!!!!!!




This was just one more of the pretty decorations ---found all over the buffet area and restaurant.   Some of the entrees we had to choose from were:  BBQ Ribs,  Prime Rib (a favorite of ours),  Shrimp,  and Cabbage Rolls....




After dinner,   we enjoyed sitting in the lodge area at the fireplace...  The photo in the picture is of Amicalola Falls,  one of our favorite waterfalls.




WELL-- besides eating and sitting by the fire,  we also enjoyed our hiking during the day on that Valentine's Day..  Many of you may recognize this beautiful waterfall,  Anna Ruby Falls.  It's one of Georgia's most popular waterfalls.  We had seen it before ---but loved seeing it again this year.   Hope you had as happy a Valentine's Day as we had!!!!!

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

57 comments:

Maple Lane said...

The food sounds wonderful, Betsy. Lovely Valentine decorations, too. As you know, Amicalola is where John and I had our first date!

Ms. A said...

Looks very romantic. (that is if I'm remembering romantic correctly)

Family Best said...

You chose the perfect spot for Valentines day! We live near there and visit the falls and the park often for hiking and picnics. The camping is wonderful there too, clean and well equipped. I love the restaurant, the photos you took were wonderful!

Catherine said...

What a terrific restaurant Betsy ~ very romantic and super atmosphere. And lovely music while you are dining? An extra special touch. You two are just like a couple of newlyweds. Always going here and there and enjoying each other's company. Adorable!!

Kisses to both you and George!
xo Catherine

the cuby poet said...

This looks such a lovely venue for your romantic meal and love all the bits and bobs around and live music is always special. So glad you had a special time together and obviously enjoyed the view of the FOG but when you are in love does the view really matter? :)

Eva Ason said...

That looks so lovely Betsy ^_^
beautiful venue.
Have a lovely day

Eva

Darla said...

What a sweet evening for the sweethearts!!

Sharon said...

Ah, one of my favorite places. I'd be interested in knowing what types of accommodations you and George use when taking your short jaunts here and there. Cabins? Motels? Lodges? Do you normally make reservations in advance or just wing it??

Arkansas Patti said...

What a lovely place. They and George went all out. The fog kind of made it cozy and just for you.
Your guy really knows how to plan a day.

Snap said...

Lovely Valentine's Day. I think fog is romantic! :D :D

diane b said...

A post filled with love. It looks a great place for a meal, shame about the fog. You both look cute under the super falls.

Tabor said...

You are blessed, my dear. But then you know that.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

They really had the place decorated cute! Glad you had such a special dinner :-)

Daisy said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful dinner and a lovely day, Betsy. Your meal sounds delicious too. :)

Sandra said...

a truly beautiful lodge to spend your valentines dinner in. the food sounds great to. even the fog is romantic looking out the windows.

Big Dude said...

Looks like a special Valentines Trip - your man takes good care of you and vice versa I'nm sure.

TexWisGirl said...

the last photo makes it perfect.

LV said...

All i can say, George has you spoiled.

Rohrerbot said...

Betsy, what a wonderful thing:) I'm so glad you have a partner in crime to share and enjoy those moments with....especially if they love the same things you do. It looks very romantic:) Sometimes I have to drag my other half with me to things like this. So for this Valentines Day we had a sit down and made a list of places we'd like to visit together as a couple. I can't wait to get started on our mini adventures together because it's about having fun and spending quality time as a couple. You guys look great together:) Foggy weather, dinner, a lodge....I don't know, but it sounds like perfection to me:)

gigihawaii said...

So many things to see right in America! Why am I going to China, instead??? Lol.

imac said...

Romance is still alive and around,
Which suits Betsy and George to the ground.

Lady Di Tn said...

A very nice place to spend a special day with your sweetheart. I gave Prince the same big card displayed in your first photo. Wow, you just made it with the heart post and what if we had not had this Extra day, you would have been late. LOL Peace

Pam said...

What a lovely day!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

One word BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!

Stay safe from all the storms today....m....

Sylvia K said...

What a lovely way to celebrate Valentine's Day, Betsy! I do love your photos and what a beautiful lodge! Of course the waterfall is breathtaking! Thanks for sharing the fun and the beauty!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

Everything looks so beautiful and romantic, and the fog through the windows just makes it look more romantic! So did you both get prime rib, or different things? I hope you got a Valentine's kiss in front of the falls!

Loren said...

I wish I could just put into words just how your posts make me feel! I have never seen two people who love so sweetly, live life so fully, and celebrate your blessings each and every single day!

Thank you for sharing all of that with us!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Looks like the whole day was very special and that is as it should be. The decorations are beautiful.I am so happy for you,that you are able to share each day with the one you love.

Happyone said...

Looks and sounds like a lovely dinner! You two are blessed to be able to share your lives together. : )

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Loren took the words right out of my mouth!! You two are just precious and you share by way of wonderful photographs. Thank you Betsy

Glenda said...

Sounds like a very special place to spend Valentine's Day. The photo of you and George is so good!

As I write this, CNN is saying that tornadoes are moving into TN. I pray that you are safe.

Photo Cache said...

what a lovely end to a day of hiking. we should learn from the two of you. romance lives on.

Ann said...

What a lovely place that is. They sure went all out with their decorations didn't they. Glad you two had a good Valentines Day.

Ann said...

What a lovely place that is. They sure went all out with their decorations didn't they. Glad you two had a good Valentines Day.

Andrea said...

You two are always really so sweet, I am sure you are a source of inspiration for couples. When i started reading, i thought i will ask you naughtily if you are again in uniform, and the last photo appeared, still 'true-to-type', LOL. Happy hiking and waterfalling!

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful place that was - and you know you were about an hour from me - and I didn't get an invite to your Valentine's party. :( Kidding aside - nice place. sandie

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

A wonderful Valentine's day! Rusty and I like to go eat early too.

carolina nana said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful Valentines day.
I said a prayer for you today when I heard about the severe storms in your area. Hope you didn't get any damage.
We dodged the bullet here as the storm split and went north and south of us,thankfully.
We still got some thunder and lightening,wind and a period of hard rain but nothing really bad.
Blessings
Marilyn

Linda said...

It's always so much fun traveling with you and George via your blog. This post was no exception.

Annie said...

I would have very much enjoyed the foggy view. The lodge is a lovely place, indeed.

Out on the prairie said...

Alovely evening. I have to say Iowa Prime Rib is the best.

SquirrelQueen said...

That is a beautiful lodge. The fog would have mad it seem more cozy and I would have wanted to snuggle by the fire even more. Glad you two had a great time.

mudderbear said...

It's beautiful. Couldn't think of a more romantic setting.

Carletta said...

You and George really know how to celebrate your life together and you make so many wonderful memories!
Lovely post Betsy!

BlueShell said...

wow...what a festive and happy post, my dear! My day is much more bright!
Thank you.
BS

JDS said...

Looks like a fabulous Valentine's Day in a beautiful setting. I have never been to Amicalola, but have a feeling that if I ever do, the AT will suck me onto it like a magnet!

Denise said...

What a lovely and very special way to spend Valentine's Day Betsy. It all looked super and thank you so much for sharing it with us. Glad you and George had such a great time.

Pranavam Ravikumar a.k.a. Kochuravi said...

festivals means being together.. Hope u had a great time. prayers..

Beth said...

What a lovely Valentine's trip you and George had, Betsy! It's such a treat to see two people that are so in love. You are both richly blessed.

Beth said...

By the way, I meant to say that I love your header! So pretty!

Neal said...

Very nice Betsy. That food sounds really goooooooood. :)

Shug said...

Hi Betsy...this was a lovely Valentines post...Everything was decorated so beautifully and I can only imagine what the view was like..
sounds like a lovely evening that the two of you shared..
hugs,
Shug

Linda G. said...

The restaurant is very pretty; love the decorations! The buffet selections sound excellent. I saw that waterfall on Facebook the other day; love it!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I loved seeing the photo of you and George on your facebook page, Betsy! It looks like you had a wonderful Valentine's Day! Your celabratory dinner sounds delicious!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Beautiful place for a Valentine Day's outing and dinner! Love your photo with the waterfalls in the background!

Lana Wallpe said...

:-) Love your smiles. They say it all.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Last picture is great!