Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

We set off for Helen, Georgia on Tuesday. Our first stop was Unicoi National Park, where Mike had been with his Boy Scout troop. We missed it the first time and drove 15 miles out of the way, but when we finally got there, we went to the Lodge for the buffet. After eating way too much food, we headed to downtown Helen. Helen is a charming town, where German architecture and accents abound. We went to wine shops, craft and quilt shops, a doggie boutique, a sword store, and lots more. We got some candy at Hansel and Gretel’s and presents for the people who are watching our pets. I really enjoyed Helen, it was just so pretty and peaceful. The “detour” we took on the way to Unicoi was actually quite nice because we got to see lots of mountains. We almost made it all the way to Hiawassee! Much as I have enjoyed Atlanta, I think next time we’ll go straight to Helen!

Apparently people in this part of Georgia like to name their towns after already-existing ones.

Mike made a beeline for this store

The sign reads, "Bored Wife Chair"

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