We had to be out of the cabin by 11, so we woke up at 10:40, of course. This is the norm for our checkout habits! I was so sad to leave! But I stopped to take pictures on the way out!
Our first stop for the day: Alpine Mini Golf! It's right at the edge of where you drive into Helen, so I'd been eyeing it all weekend! It was affordable, 18 holes, and such a cute little place! They were pretty busy, but lucky for us, the families in front of and behind us were really fun too! And there was a hilarious old couple, probably in their 70s, that couldn't follow the numbers and just popped in and out of line numerous times.
Is it just me or ... ?
After our round of mini golf (Brandon won), we headed into the shopping area for lunch! We researched a place called the Old Bavaria Inn, and found it had some good German food. It took FOREVER and at least 3 phone calls, but eventually we found it! It was nestled in a little nook in the shopping area. It was VERY authentic German food. When you walk in, there's a man dressed up playing the accordion, and all the girls working there were even wearing little German dresses! We got to our table and Brandon ordered a Weiner Schnitzel (the W is pronounced with a V, in German) plate and I got a chicken tender sandwich. I'm not very adventurous! I sampled his though, and it was pretty good! We both thought it was hilarious that the waitress kept coming back asking Brandon how his weiner was.
This was by far the creepiest part of the trip. This man was just sitting out in the walkway, playing random music. He would stop playing, and just sit frozen for an odd amount of time, and then keep playing again. Weird!
After walking around the shops some, we headed back to my dad's house to pick up Charlie and Cammie. I'm a bit of a nerd and I have rock collection, and a shop in Helen sold geodes that you could break yourself! So I gave it a try! This is a before and after shot:
Pretty white quartz inside! Our trip was super fun and a nice little weekend away from things! I really want to go back around Christmas because I've heard they really decorate the place for the season! If you're in Georgia, I'd definitely recommend Helen for a nice little getaway!