Thursday, April 16, 2009

More vacation pics

You know how you will just be driving along and you will see something out of the corner of your eye that makes you say "HUH???" Well, that is what happened to us on the drive to Dillard, Georgia. We are just booking along, and all of a sudden Jamie spots a sign that says "Goats on the Roof" and he looks over and says "Hey! There really are goats on that roof!" So he whips a fast u-ie and we go back to take a look. We squealed up in front of a very unusual tourist trap and got out. First thing we noticed, yup...there were indeed goats on the roof of these buildings. We wandered around and found that the object of this unusual attraction was to do various things to send food to the goats. Peddle a bike, and a cup of food goes up to the goats. Turn a hand crank, and up goes a cup of food. Goats scurry from place to place, listening for their little bell to ring telling them when food is being dumped. Quirky as it sounds, it really was cute! Inside the building we found a very nice gem mining place, a candy shop, and an Amish country store with homemade jams and jellies. It was a lot of fun!

After we were done playing with the goats and watching the snow fall, we headed on up to Dillard Georgia to eat lunch at the Dillard House. Family style dining, all very delicious. Sorry I don't have pictures of the food, but I was too busy eating the BBQ chicken, fried chicken, smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, squash casserole, acorn squash, green beans, creamed corn, tomato cucumber salad, rolls, biscuits and cornbread that they plopped down on our table. And oh my goodness...the coconut cream pie was delicious! However, outside I did snap a picture of the lovely tulips in bloom as I walked around trying to force out a burp to relieve some pressure from the vast amount of food I ate. Jamie tried to force out other things, but I won't elaborate on that.....just enjoy the tulips y'all...

We also went to Helen Georgia during our stay in the mountains and really enjoyed it there. Marissa had her name blown in glass and was proud to pay for it herself!!! We loved the toy shop with all handmade wooden toys adn of course...the candy shop!

One of our favorite places in Helen is the Bear park. They have bears there that they have rescued from abusive situations and you can feed them apples and bread with peanut butter. The big grizzly will respond if you tell him to show you a trick, and he has quite an arsenal of cute moves to ensure that he racks up the yummies!