Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tubing the Chattahoochee

Guten Tag!  We enjoyed a wonderful family respite this week in Helen, Georgia. It was a long, fun road trip to the Great Smokey Mountains and back. We pushed our way through Atlanta 'rush hour' traffic coming and going, but it was all worth it. We had such a great time just being a family and taking our minds off of all the many things of our everyday life. I must truly THANK my sweet husband for insisting on the trip, I really didn't want to go with everything we have on our plate right now. THANK YOU, Babe!

The German village was genuine and slow paced, just what the doctor ordered. We enjoyed our fill of German food - Yum!  Red cabbage, brats galore, homemade pretzels, and the best strudel we've ever tasted. O' and not to forget, Spatzle! Two state parks within 5 minutes, a wooden toy store, and confections/pastries beyond imagination.

It was nice to walk everywhere. Many of the restaurants are on the Chattahoochee River, so it's beautiful and scenic. The highlight of our trip was tubing down the Chattahoochee and stopping along the way so the boys could explore and zipping down the 5-story flume water slides half-way down the river.  Here are their sites, in case you're looking for a fun short trip.  Helen, GA or  Cool River Tubing

Auf Wiedersehen ~
Helen Chapel


Mommy & her Boys

river watching

looking for arrowheads

Mountain climbing with Dad

Whit loves to clown around

Giant Pretzel!

A glimpse of Hofer's treats

a fierce game of tic tac toe

really, people are still tubing at 7pm...

Happy Boy!


Ford was Ready!

No thanks, I've got it myself!

Graham loved the rapids

Cutie, Whit

Ahoy there -

Smooth sailing


Lazy river

Yeah, we made it!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like y'all had SUCH a great time! I am so so glad!