Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Going to the Mountains

Our trip to Helen was a blast but before I start to tell you about it let 1st warn you that this post may have quite a few photos although I tried to limit it this time.

Now, let me introduce you to the characters in our story.

We left for Helen, Georgia Friday morning in a van that the A/C had conveniently quit working in. Thankfully it wasn't as hot as it could have been. Three hours later we got there to find bumper to bumper traffic (which to be honest I was expecting at all).The first thing we did after checking into our cabin... this place was very nice. We had a three bedroom, two bath, & a 6 person jacuzzi.... we went tubing.

I have to say that tubing is a lot of fun and can be relaxing. I have several recommendations with regards to this though: 1) Swim shoes, not flip flops, not crocs, not tennis shoes, definitely not bare foot...SWIM SHOES. 2) I don't know if you can see the guy in the picture on the far right has a pole/stick across his lap. The tubing companies sell these for $5 or you can bring your own. Highly recommend because they are great for getting you unstuck without having to get out of your tube over & over again. 3) Although we had a blast it would have been so much better if the river would have been higher.
We were on the water for about 4 hours and by the time we got off we were definitely ready to be off, but it was worth it. That was pretty much day one.
Day 2
After everyone got up & ate breakfast, we had a great time sitting around playing games. When we got done with the games we decided to go shopping, where we started off at Fred's Famous Peanuts.

It was very picturesque. I brought my camera this weekend and Emily, Olivia, & I were busy playing all weekend with our cameras. So all pictures you see in today's story are brought to you by us and the letter M and the number 7. LOL, sorry I couldn't help it.

They had the cutest setup, very good peanut brittle, and frozen peach cider. Just as an FYI if your in the area.

Next we headed to this German Bakery called Hofer's. Which I don't know if I really need to tell you is very good, but it is!! Sorry, didn't get a picture of that. Right after that we just went walking through downtown Helen looking for normal food, too bad all we found was pizza.

Like said I'm not sharing all of the pictures we took because I don't want to bore you and I don't think either of us have that kind of time.

After all of this we headed down to the Habersham Winery & Nora's Mill. Here's where the warning of entirely too many pictures would definitely some into play so I will only share a few of my absolute favorites because behind Nora's Mill were ducks, turtles, egrets, wrens, fish, waterfalls, etc.

And that was the end of Day 2

Day 3

This was a sad day. This was the day we went home. We didn't go straight home we stopped at Unicoi State park's lake or creek depending on how you look at it.

The cool thing is Alex made a shark in the sand while we were there. He did a really good job. We left right before it started thunderstorming.

On the way back, we also stopped at this really big Farmer's Market named Jaemor's. I mean it is huge. They had all kinds of stuff. Here's Em & I sitting on a Amish made glider bench.


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Laurie in MN said...

Did Ms. Nana go inner tubing?

My 76 year old aunt would like to river raft down rapids. I think either you have that adventuresome spirit or you don't. I am in the later catagory.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Awesome pictures. Sounds like a blast. Tubing looks SO fun. I remember doing that! I miss it! :0)

Anonymous said...

hey who's that really cute guy with the sunglasses on? he looks kinda rugged all unshaven like and all...