Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday Memories: Vacation!

We took an unexpected vacation this year. 

There were a lot of last-minute challenges and changes, but we finally got it figured out; we were going to go to Helen, Georgia.  Mountains. Oh joy!

We agreed that we would spend part of Saturday up in Franklin, North Carolina at the Tartan museum (REAL mountains) and the rest of the time we would bum around Helen. 

Have you ever been to Helen?  Think small-scale Gatlinburg with smaller crowds and no Pigeon Forge shopping close by (both those things are a plus in our book).   Helen is charming.  The Chattahoochee River runs right through the middle of town from one end to the other.  You can get an inner-tube and laze all the way through town (it's great as long as you don't start hearing banjos).  There are little touristy shops, restaurants, Mini-golf, and even the ubiquitous taffy shop.  You can wander through town if you like the crowds, or you can take a drive through the mountains.  You can have a meal at one of the lively restaurants in town or drive a little way out and find a nice, quiet spot.  We had a blast! 

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy the trip with us.

Our Welcome

The trip over to Franklin by way of Hiawassee


Nancy said...

Loved your pictures but there weren't any of the little town. Do you have some, would love to see. Have never been there.

Virginia said...

Believe it or not (and you probably will), I didn't take a ton of pictures. We were so busy looking and enjoying while we were in Helen that I didn't think about the camera until we went to North Carolina!