Pam allowed (maybe convinced) me to share a few pics from a recent work trip. There are times when work has me traveling to some neat places. Last week was one of those occasions. I had business in Helen, Georgia and was able to stroll around town before my meetings. The weather was beautiful with temps in the mid sixties. Not bad for late February in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. I didn’t have a long visit but thoroughly enjoyed being in Helen again. Pam and I had visited many years ago on a day trip to the area. Hopefully she can ride over with me on my next “work” trip. I hope you enjoy a few of my pics as well as a couple we borrowed to highlight some local activities from different seasons.
Upon reading and talking to a few locals, this statement seems to define Helen: “It’s the charm of Bavaria, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains”.
The Candy Kitchen was established the same year that Pam and I were officially “established”. I peeped in and it appeared candy makers were busy at work, but I knew my will power would not allow me to go inside and come out later still on my current diet plan.
I was told that tubing on the river was very popular so I borrowed a pic from “The Best of Helen Georgia 2019” to prove that what I was told is quite accurate ! Perhaps my next fun (work) visit needs to be this summer.
There are a lot of activities, events, and celebrations that take place in Helen and the surrounding area all through the year. Oktoberfest runs from September ’til the end of October. A warm weather event called the “Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race and Festival” is the nations only long distance hot air balloon race. The above pic from “The Best of Helen Georgia 2019” makes me want to go back in late May and witness this in person !
I encourage you to consider dropping by Helen for a day or for several days if you have the time. There’s fun and food even if you are there for work, but, if possible, do it on your leisure and plan to stay a little longer than I did. I shall return!
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