Cave Spring is located
near Rome in Northwest Georgia. It has been compared to
Mayberry of Andy Griffith fame. There are antique shops and
a couple of pretty decent restaurants. The cave is certainly
worth the visit, especially in the heat of the Summer. Cave
Spring is also near Lake Weiss and
Creek RV, so there is plenty to do while visiting.
While camping at
Cedar Creek Park, we made the short two
mile drive into Cave Spring to check out its namesakes (the
cave and the spring).
Downtown on the left is Rolater Park, a neat little place
with a pavilion, playground, historical buildings, a cave, a
spring, a trout pond (for looking and feeding, not fishing),
and a giant pool? Jury's out on the pool, but
the park was really neat. The first thing we noticed when we
approached the cave was the cool air coming out. It was like
a big air conditioner. We talked about how this would have
been a perfect place for Native Americans to have lived.
They had all the fresh cool water they could ever want, nice
flat land for farming, and air conditioning!
Before heading home on Sunday, we revisited Cave Spring,
which I might ad is a Mecca for antique stores, but little
was open. We ended up spending a while at the Creekside
Cafe, and enjoyed a very very good meal. Service was a
little slow, but we came-in on the back end of two large
groups, and they just weren't prepared for such a crowd.
They did a good job, and considering the Cave Spring Cafe
across the street was closed, they seemed to be the only
game in town. Cheers ladies and cook, you did a fine job.
The Richardson Tribe