Saturday, we slept in a little later than we had originally planned, but hey, it was a vacation and our bed felt amazinggg. It was also the first day of college football. I don't know about you, but it's difficult to get your husband to leave the television, especially when it's his team's first football game of the year. We watched the first half of the Auburn game, before we headed out for the day!
Helen is an Alpine Village, and they are serious about it! If you don't build to their standards, you can't build there!
Alpine Huddle House!
Alpine Circle K!
I just love how it's nestled in the valley of the mountains!
Saturday we had planned to go tubing! Helen is right on the Chattahoochee River, so there are companies you can rent tubes from and take a nice little ride down the river! It was $5 a person, for an all day thing, so we thought it would be well worth it! We had some difficulties beginning our tubing trip, however. According to their website, there is a 2 hr. trip, and a 3 hr trip. We wanted the 3 hr. since they were the same price. The water levels were low, unbeknownst to us, and the long trip was apparently highly discouraged to go on. The bus that takes you to to your drop-off point gave us the option where to get off, so we stayed on and made it to the long trip spot. We get off the bus and our tubes are gone, and some rude woman working for the tubing company tells us we can't do the long run. Another guy working there said we could if we wanted to, and the woman snidely remarked, "Fine, but you'll be walking the whole way." She really made me mad! We rode back to the 2 hour point, and hopped in there! It was so fun! Brandon had to get out and pull us out of a few spots, but overall, it was a nice little ride!
People even brought their dogs with them!
After we got back to the tubing headquarters, we cooled off with some ice cream and sodas. We had wet butts from the tubes, even though they had bottoms, so we headed back to the cabin, showered, and got ready to go out to dinner! We had dinner Saturday night at the Nacoochee Grill. It was fantastic! Definitely my favorite place we ate at. I had the Chipotle Barbeque Burger (YUM!) and Brandon had pork chops. And we both tried Creme Brulee for dessert! It was pretty good too! We went back to the cabin and tried out the jacuzzis, played pool and went out to make s'mores! What kind of campy trip is complete without them?!
Our S'more faces!
Stay tuned for Day 3! Hopefully sooner than later! :)