We went on a mini road trip to Franklin, North Carolina to check out the gem mining. We decided to go to Rose Creek Mine. It was cute. After we grabbed a quick lunch at a fast food place and headed back to Georgia to pan for gold. We went to Duke’s to pan for gold. The place was nice enough but I didn’t like panning for gold much. Cute idea but by the end my arms hurt. Next we headed over to Cafe International in Helen for dinner. Pretty views but the food was boring at best. I’d probably go again but I wouldn’t make a special trip.