We had a great day today. The forecast was for 80% chance of rain, but we decided to just go out anyway and see what happened. So, after getting up and having breakfast, we took off for Helen. We no sooner stepped out the front door and the sun came out! And it was sunny most of the day. In fact, the only time we had any rain all day was when we were in the car driving. That is what is a called a tender mercy!
We started our day in Helen. We walked through the shops. MA was looking for some little music boxes that Connie had bought the last time we were there. She wanted them for Charles' granddaughters for Christmas presents. We weren't having much luck, and even a phone call to Connie didn't help us figure out which store they had been in, but we kept looking.
At lunchtime, we went to the German restaurant on the river and ate outside. Two years ago, when the roomies were all there, we had a waiter named Brad who had been such fun and we had adored him. Lo and behold, as we walked up to be seated - there was Brad! We really laughed about that. So, we had Brad as our waiter again and, of course, took another picture. It was such a gorgeous day that we relaxed there by the river for a long time!
From there, we hit the last few stores and, surprise!, we found the music boxes. What a successful trip to Helen!!
We decided to head over to Tallulah Gorge to show Charles that we do have some impressive geology here in in Georgia. Almost as soon as we got in the car, we had our first raindrops. We decided to ride it out, and when we stopped at the first lookout, the rain stopped! We then went to the center, looked at a little there, and then hiked a bit. It is not far to the first two lookouts over some waterfalls, so even I could do that. It was absolutely beautiful. That was enough hiking for me, but the others went to one of the other lookouts while I rested.
By the time we got back home, we were all exhausted and starting to get hungry again. We picked up Chinese for dinner and spent the rest of the evening relaxing. It is hard to believe that these days have gone so quickly! They will leave for home tomorrow.
What a great day!