Tourists Go Home (or Not)

Tourists Go Home (or Not)

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Gaboy

Senoia, GA

#1 Jul 15, 2009
I hear this sentiment from time to time, from locals. My story: I grew up in a small Georgia town, not in the mountains. As Atlanta grew, my small town eventually became a suburb of Atlanta. Over the years, my small town became run down and crime increased. Today, it's a place most of us would not want to live. Very sad. All my friends and relatives moved away.

I'll take the tourists here in Blue Ridge any day over what happened to my small town. These folks are typically educated and bring money and jobs into Fannin county. Sure, some are rude, and uppity. But, so are some of our locals. I think Blue Ridge will be fine. We have so much national forest that at some point the development will slow down.

I say we treat them with kindness and respect. The way that we would want to be treated when we visit or buy property in other places.

Blue Ridge will grow to be different, but will be nice for decades to come.
JMO

Covington, LA

#2 Jul 15, 2009
But, so are some of our locals. (amen from the back pew)
Tourist

Blairsville, GA

#3 Jul 15, 2009
"If theirs a Tourist season why can't we shoot them?" July 4th weekend for example sucked the town was over crowded and most of us varmits were rude pushy and just plain sucked. What happened to your suburbs will be happening to Blue Ridge soon. The average person in Fannin doesnt actually benefit from us tourists. Now I was one of those tourists and got yelled at to go home once or twice and asked directions to Merciers from a local and he sent me to Murphy. But I totally understand. Everywhere I looked it was other Floridians and everytime I met some rude driver it was a fellow Floridian. Well its a shame what we have done to the mountains and don't worry Im one less "Floridiot youll have to bother you". Thats just my input
Real American

Morristown, NJ

#4 Jul 15, 2009
Merciers.....love that place!! Just turn north on Hwy 5 if you are on 515 and it's about 1 mile on the left side of the road. Love those HOT fried pies!!!!
John

Paonia, CO

#5 Jul 15, 2009
Tourist wrote:
"If theirs a Tourist season why can't we shoot them?" July 4th weekend for example sucked the town was over crowded and most of us varmits were rude pushy and just plain sucked. What happened to your suburbs will be happening to Blue Ridge soon. The average person in Fannin doesnt actually benefit from us tourists. Now I was one of those tourists and got yelled at to go home once or twice and asked directions to Merciers from a local and he sent me to Murphy. But I totally understand. Everywhere I looked it was other Floridians and everytime I met some rude driver it was a fellow Floridian. Well its a shame what we have done to the mountains and don't worry Im one less "Floridiot youll have to bother you". Thats just my input
Bravo finally at least someone from that place gets it.. I love that slogan "if theirs a tourist season why can't we shoot them"..Thats awesome. I seen a great bumper sticker on a car yesterday it said Florida called it wants all the village idiots to come back. Good stuff

Since: Feb 09

Ellijay, GA

#6 Jul 16, 2009
It is not the TRUE Floridians that are rude, It is the Yankees that transplanted to Florida. I have found the TRUE Floridians to very polite and I welcom them to this great place we call home but the FLORIDIAN YANKEES are the worst ever, bad attitudes, rude and just down right mean. I wish they would vacation in Alabama and never come to Georgia again.
theyallsuck

Blairsville, GA

#7 Jul 16, 2009
Gilmer Thunder wrote:
It is not the TRUE Floridians that are rude, It is the Yankees that transplanted to Florida. I have found the TRUE Floridians to very polite and I welcom them to this great place we call home but the FLORIDIAN YANKEES are the worst ever, bad attitudes, rude and just down right mean. I wish they would vacation in Alabama and never come to Georgia again.
True Floridians are just as bad. They fly Florida flags everywhere and talk about back in Florida. They suck also and are just like the Puerto Ricans and Cubans their so proud of a place but won't go back. Im not from there like the other poster thats just my IP. Georgia would be better off without any of them. Once you breathe the Florida air too long you automatically become a D#$k cause I know some cool country yanks. But if ya come from Florida it ruins a person.
Devin

Paonia, CO

#8 Jul 16, 2009
theyallsuck wrote:
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True Floridians are just as bad. They fly Florida flags everywhere and talk about back in Florida. They suck also and are just like the Puerto Ricans and Cubans their so proud of a place but won't go back. Im not from there like the other poster thats just my IP. Georgia would be better off without any of them. Once you breathe the Florida air too long you automatically become a D#$k cause I know some cool country yanks. But if ya come from Florida it ruins a person.
I agree I go up hunting and fishing up north in places like western New York and Penn and let me tell ya thats country as It gets and folks are layed back and as country as cornbread. I think what it is they need to flush their crap down somewhere and what better Toilet then Florida. But Florida Crackers are just as bad as the actual yankee..yankees. There loud and cover their vehicles with Floriduh emblems and constantly talk about back in Floriduh. There like roaches too they move everyone they know up here and so on and so on. Floridians have also ruined Murphy and many mountain towns and will continue to do so. But they think we need them and everyones so nice too them. The only people that are so nice too them see them as a dollar bill not a person. If their coming outta Floriduh they all suck but I love overcharging them on stuff at work I get a little something off them that way. Floridas Americas D%"k and anyone from there acts like one. F"?k Florida
True Floridian

AOL

#9 Jul 17, 2009
I am a country girl from Florida born and raised. If you want to judge a Floridian make sure you know they were born there. True Floridians are southern and eat grits too! Most of my family settled in North Carolina and North Georgia in the late 1700's. When I visit Blue Ridge I shop in the local stores and treat people nicely. Dont assume everyone with a Penninsula on their license plate is from Florida. We arent rude to Georgians when they visit us!
a bit of your own meds

Onalaska, WA

#10 Jul 18, 2009
Yeah, When the folks from Georgia go on vacation they head south. What a joke and by the way Devin we also like to over charge you. Your lack of education and ability to count your change helps us get a little something off you too! Dumbass!

Since: Feb 09

Commerce, GA

#11 Jul 18, 2009
I see they caught a Blue Ridge Ga. resident in Boca with child porn...who'd a thunk it...LOL
True Floridian

AOL

#12 Jul 18, 2009
Mort Couilles wrote:
I see they caught a Blue Ridge Ga. resident in Boca with child porn...who'd a thunk it...LOL
Thanks for the support of Floridians!

Ever notice that criminals always run to Florida? Thats why we head north to escape all the people hiding where we live. Oh and by the way Devin if someone calls it "Floriduh" with out a southern accent they are not from Florida, DUH.
Stacy

Paonia, CO

#13 Jul 19, 2009
True Floridian wrote:
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Thanks for the support of Floridians!
Ever notice that criminals always run to Florida? Thats why we head north to escape all the people hiding where we live. Oh and by the way Devin if someone calls it "Floriduh" with out a southern accent they are not from Florida, DUH.
Theres nothern Soutrhern about Florida...only its location. The rest of the United States is just waiting till it floats away and becomes A island like Cuba. This weekend you roaches were all over Blue Ridge everywhere you looked there was a Floridiot. I personally can't stand yall either and its a shame what yall are doing to the Mountain towns of North Georgia and the Carolinas.
Stacy

Paonia, CO

#14 Jul 19, 2009
Youll notice that I misspelled Southern...because Florida and that word dont belong in the same page together. just like Florida and country don't belong together.
Stacy

Paonia, CO

#15 Jul 19, 2009
a bit of your own meds wrote:
Yeah, When the folks from Georgia go on vacation they head south. What a joke and by the way Devin we also like to over charge you. Your lack of education and ability to count your change helps us get a little something off you too! Dumbass!
Hmmm I notice that your trying to defend Florida but your posting from Blue Ridge. So your just another typical sell out Floridiot who tucked their tail between their legs and came running up to the Mountains..How sad.
Morts Tired

Paonia, CO

#16 Jul 19, 2009
Mort Couilles wrote:
I see they caught a Blue Ridge Ga. resident in Boca with child porn...who'd a thunk it...LOL
Like no one from The Asslanta area or Floridiot scum have been arrested for being sick bastards. Your lame ass point is canceled and the city is calling for you to come back where you belong.
lewis

Kingsland, GA

#17 Jul 19, 2009
Yeah, the Florida and Atlanta folks can be a pain in the a$$, but there's not alot anyone can do about it. Look at it this way, at least the county and some local buisnesses are making some money off of them. I think my biggest bit(h with them is that they are the reason home prices here are so outragious. I mean, who in their right mind pays $250,000 for a two room cabin? If you want to feel better, try to figure out your own way to make some money off of them.
True Floridian

AOL

#18 Jul 21, 2009
My relatives fought in the Civil War for Georgia and most of my family lives there. So if you want to judge people read my earlier blog, and next time we visit I will go to CVS instead of the local pharmacy and eat at Wendys instead of the trailer and bring movies instead of going to the drive in. Dont let me see your car at Daytona or Panama City Beach buying airbrushed t shirts, we think tourists are funny. I am glad people move to Florida so we can make a living
True Floridian

AOL

#19 Jul 21, 2009
P.S. where are your relatives really from???? Pennsylvania, Ohio or somewhere north of the Mason Dixon line? I am sorry you dont know real floridians. Judgement and generalizations are ignorant and start communism.

Why do you think the FCC left your area out of the digital signal coverage area?

I'm not your every day FLoridiot!:)
Its a shame

Blairsville, GA

#20 Jul 22, 2009
True Floridian wrote:
P.S. where are your relatives really from???? Pennsylvania, Ohio or somewhere north of the Mason Dixon line? I am sorry you dont know real floridians. Judgement and generalizations are ignorant and start communism.
Why do you think the FCC left your area out of the digital signal coverage area?
I'm not your every day FLoridiot!:)
You sure sound like the typical Floridian who goes up to Blue Ridge. Loud mouth and arrogant and a parasite to the Appalachian Mountains.

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