Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Weekend Getaway to Helen, GA and Charlotte, NC

Despite our best efforts to escape this miserable heat (even if just for a weekend), we couldn't seem to find a place that wasn't in the 80s in the daytime. We even looked at flights to Minnesota - St. Paul was still 85 degrees ...

We decided to drive up to Helen, GA and spend a day there - where the temperature was really comfortable in the morning and at night. Then we drove over to Charlotte, NC and spent a day there - where the temperature was not so comfortable in the morning, day, OR at night. It was very Pensacola-like. Eh, who cares. Lee and I get a kick out of road trips.

We played putt-putt on top of this big hill in Helen - it had been raining pretty much all day but the course was still open. Only a few holes had water hazards.



Can you tell that my golf ball is floating in water?


The view of downtown Helen from the course




Windmill across the street from our hotel


Our cute hotel


The morning we left, Lee wanted to stop at this model railroad exhibit.
I wasn't too keen on the idea, but it was really, really cool.


Bird's eye view


They even had a marching band :)


We hiked up to Ruby Falls before we left for Charlotte


The shiny-cheeked couple at the bottom of the falls

3 comments:

Eric & Jess said...

Lovely!

Wes & Rae Leytham said...

Hey...I have been to Ruby Falls. I think I was 10.

Jen Tucei said...

Suze!! I love reading your page! So much fun to see what you and Lee are up. Everything sounds like so much fun!