Saturday, June 25, 2011

Helen, GA

We're back from vacation, and what a wonderful time we had!   We stayed in a little cabin outside of Alpine Helen, Georgia.  Here's our "Cabin, Sweet Cabin" at Mountain Lakes Resort:
On the first morning, I burned the biscuits and set off the smoke alarm!
Then we realized that the little oven's thermostat was not working.  Whew!  It wasn't my bad cooking after all!
The owners there were so very nice!  When my husband mentioned our little mishap with the oven, they had a brand new little stove installed before we returned from our outing! 
I just loved that little stove!
Alpine Helen was truly a beautiful little town.

We went shopping...
...visited the grist mill...
...bought some freshly ground oatmeal and whole wheat flour.  Can't wait to make some homemade bread!
Got some antiquing in...
...watched a Cabbage Patch Kid being born...
...and went ALL the way up the river without a paddle.  Well, actually, we were in a paddle boat and did a LOT of pedaling...
Then if that wasn't enough torture, we bumped our way down the Chattahoochee River on tubes meant for much younger people.  We didn't get any pictures of that.  We were too busy trying to hold on.
We just took our time and came and went as we felt like it.  The resort had everything we needed.  We fished, hiked in the Unicoi State Park, cooked out, swam, and just rested. 
It was one of those vacations that really FELT like a vacation.  Next time, however, we're taking the granddaughters and our little puppy! 


  1. Great pictures! Looks like you guys really had a wonderful time!!! :O)

  2. Sounds like fun! My son and dil are going there this week-end.
    I remember the Cabbage Patch craze. :))