Saturday, October 11, 2008

From The Mountains.....

We headed out last Friday afternoon and booked it up to Amicolola State Park in Dawsonville. We got checked into our cabin, which was at the top of the waterfall. We had 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms so there was plenty of room for all of us. The girls quickly claimed the room on one end of the cabin, and the adults took the two bedrooms on the other end.

Saturday morning we headed over to Helen and to Cleveland to visit the Cabbage Patch Hospital. We found out two very important things.....one, they are building a NEW Cabbage Patch Hospital due to open next year so we were happy to take a last look at our old one. Next. Helen hosts Oktoberfest ALL MONTH LONG so it was nuts. I urge you to avoid Helen at all costs during October unless you enjoy rowdy drunks, loud Harleys with obnoxious people riding them that feel the need to rev the engine constantly and cause the bike to backfire RELENTLESSLY while waiting in traffic, crowded sidewalks, long lines at restaurants, and the general RUDENESS of people who DO enjoy those types of activities.



Moving on....
We did enjoy the winery and the antique mall on the outskirts of Helen, and of course Debbie and I found a scrapbook shop :)










Later that night we built a campfire and made smores, while the girls played with the marshmallow shooters their Dads bought in Helen. I have to say the campfire was probably my favorite time. even if eveyone did make fun of my redneck shoes.





Sunday we went to the falls, ate in the lodge restaurant, saw a nature show about birds of prey, and in general hung around the park until campfire time again.





While we were at the park, we did one of Marissa's favorite things of all....we let her complete the Junior Ranger study and earn her badge. The naturalist we worked with was GREAT and he taught Marissa a lot!



Monday we headed home, happy and content after our weekend away but at least one of us was VERY tired!

5 comments:

Debbie said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. I think state parks are the best for family time! Looks like the princess had a good time also. Glad you were able to enjoy your time away with Jamie out of work. I know it is stressful. It is nice to share time with friends.

Love you all bunches.

Tim said...
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Tim said...

That's a cool Place up there. And if beer is flowing @ Helens Oktoberfest as it is in Germany then I'm there...By the way There is a big Biker shop in dowtown Helen, I've never been when there wasn't a lot of biker dudes on strait pie Harley cruising around and pop there pipes.

Miranda said...

lol I love the redneck shoes! I redneck it up EVERY time I go camping. :)

USDA Prime said...

HEY!!!!!!!!!!! Watch out for marshmallows......LOL :-)