Yesterday I was chomping at the bit to photograph somewhere I hadn’t been or been in a while…and low and behold, found a new place and a few cute spots on the trip there today. This morning, we woke up and cooked some biscuits a gravy and headed west to Providence Canyon, near Lumpkin, Georgia. We visited once before, but it has been years, so we figured we would go check it out again. This trip, the canyon was much greener than the first time, as we must have gone in fall last trip. We did the small loop and ventured down into canyon 1-3. Three miles for me up and down hills, was a feat in itself. But I can say I did it, and did it pain free…slowly, but this is the biggest feat post L4/L5 fusion surgery. We started the loop backwards from what most people do, so we could see the rusted cars first since rain was in the forecast. I DID NOT want to miss the cars due to rain. We actually made it all the way through the loop, and yes had the camera bag raincoat just in case the rain came in.
As we were leaving Providence Canyon, there was a sign right at the exit for Rum Distillery and Tours. Who can pass up on free tastings and a tour of a Rum Distillery? We can’t! So thank goodness for the digital age, we put it in the GPS and next stop, Richland Rum Factory, Richland Georgia. We had a tour of the building, got to taste a few drinks and have some rum samples. Derick even got a non-alcoholic mocktail. The people there were SUPER nice and knowledgeable of the ins and outs of their rum distilling. If you are ever near there or just passing through, I would check them out. They are open Monday-Saturday. They also have an event center there.
Check them out here! Richland Rum
This is their ONE bottler! Every bottle gets filled here. It is really amazing! Makes for a unique rum.
The building used to be a bank, so they found this safe and keep it on display there.
My hubby always has his eyes open for great photos spots and as I was driving this morning, he found this old bridge. So we had to take a pit stop to so I could photograph it on the way home.
This is one of my favorite views out on the back roads in Georgia. I have photographed these silos many times, but its always nice to see what I get, because its normally a drive by and I take the photo as we are driving out the window.
Here is what all the hype is about, this rum is not only delicious, but it is packaged to the nines and in my opinion if a bottle of rum could be sexy, this one is! When we got home, I took the opportunity to get some photos of the rum and syrup we bought from Richland Rum.
Well this is all for now, I think there is some crafting to be done tonight!
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Love the pics you took – especially the one of the rusty old car. 🙂 I've never been to Providence Canyon but after reading your post and looking at the pics, I'd like to go some day. 🙂