My husband and I escaped from the blast furnace of SC for the North GA mountains last weekend, where it was a bit more pleasant. The old saying is true, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity." Even though it was pretty hot at times that weekend, the lower humidity made it more bearable. We stayed in Dahlonega. Dahlonega made the news last week when a donkey and zebra mated and produced an offspring that basically looks like a donkey except it has striped legs. We were planning on visiting "Pippi" but got sidetracked, as you'll see later. Friday night, we found a restaurant near Dahlonega on the Chestatee river called The Oar House by looking at food choices in my Nuvi GPS. That name sounded good, so off we went. It turned out to be an old river house converted to a restaurant. They have decks on multiple levels out back next to the river, or you can choose to eat inside. After being in 100* heat earlier that day, we sure didn't plan on eating outside, but it was quite pleasant. The red spot below is Speedy's T-shirt. They have an excellent chef, and make their own salad dressings and bread. I can recommend the basil vinaigrette. We both opted for the Triple Tail with crab imperial sauce, cranberry wild rice and sauteed veggies. Yum. The next morning we rode Forest Service roads in the Chattahoochee National Forest from Dahlonega to Suches. The forest in the misty morning was absolutely gorgeous.