After enjoying a lovely continental breakfast at our hotel, we traveled to Helen, Georgia for a visit.
Helen is a small little town in Georgia that reminds me a lot of Gatlinburg. This waterfall, Alana Falls, is near the park at the end of the main street of shops.
There are lots of little shops and it’s definitely a tourist spot, but it’s fun to visit. Just remember…
They take their noise seriously.
We found a great little grocery spot called Betty’s Country Store. It was adorable and had lots of unique items, including candied ants and a working bee hive (behind glass of course).
After wandering through shops and taking a horse drawn carriage ride (to escape a drizzle that day), we stopped for lunch at the Old Heidelberg German Restaurant & Lounge.
I ordered the Bratwurstplatte that came with two delicious bratwurst, a side of mashed potatoes and a side of mixed veggies.
We were all so full from breakfast still (and a few snacks we picked up while shopping…nuts, ice cream, jerky…the usual tourist fare), that I couldn’t finish all of this.
The tot shared her chicken strips and fries with her Pepaw.
Good thing I didn’t finish my lunch though, because Hofer’s Bakery was nearby and on the way to our car…so I stopped in and purchased this lovely German chocolate cake cup.
We made our way from Helen to nearby Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia to make a quick stop into The Lavender Cottage.
This adorable shop carries Phickles Brand products and, after following them on Twitter for a while, I decided to pick up a couple of jars of goodies on our way through Georgia.
I bought some pickles and asparagus!
We continued our road trip South to Dunwoody, Georgia and checked into our hotel for the evening. We found a restaurant nearby for dinner called Taki Japanese Steakhouse. Similar to Kobe, but no white sauce.
I started with salad (their ginger sauce wasn’t the usual Kobe dressing either),
then I enjoyed some chicken, veggies and noodles (I skip the rice). So much food!
I ordered a special firecracker roll they were offering. It was really good!
Well, the next post will be the last from my road trip/vacation food adventure. One last amazing restaurant that was definitely a favorite from this trip!