Finally a weekend getaway!

As much as I love that we run our own IT service business it makes it VERY hard to plan to get away- even for a weekend. So when I got a call from Paul Friday at 4 asking if I felt adventurous I was elated!

We drove up to Helen, GA on Friday and spent the night. We have been a couple of times before but never at night. It was very pretty all lit up.
It was also super crowded and seemed smaller than I remember it being. We had reserved the very last hotel room available and of course it was a smoking room. Luckily we bought along some Febreeze so it wasn't too bad, but we were glad to check out.

Saturday morning we headed up to Hiawasee for the Georgia Mountain Fair. I had no idea what to expect and while it was a little small there were some very interesting crafters there and tons of history. It has been running for 58 years! Unfortunately you weren't allowed to take photos of the craft items but you could take them in the permanent exhibit hall. There was a phenomenal camera collection someone had donated. They also had home made jams and jellys and relishes and we bought several. After the fair we drove to the Dillard House for lunch. This place is famous and people travel from all over to eat there. Its an all you can eat restaurant served family style. They set out tons of vegetables and meats and then you can just order more of what you like. Paul was in seventh heaven! The vegetables were great but the meat left something to be desired. I was super adventurous and even tried the peach relish which I actually really liked.

Feeling mighty stuffed we drove over to Tallulah Gorge and Falls to walk off some of our lunch. Unfortunately it was getting late and we had already had a long day so we just walked to the first overlook and then headed home.

It was so nice to get a mini vacation as we haven't been able to get away for months. I think it did both of us a world of good!

1 Response to "Finally a weekend getaway!"

  1. tesstrue Says:

    Z and I got married in Clayton... just south of Dillard. As we were prepping for the wedding, we made LOTS of trips through Tallulah. We always stopped at the store there and had a drink or just sat on the porch overlook. Aaaah. Those were the days.