Wanderlust & Wordy Wednesday: Lake Winnie

Hello dear readers! Today’s destination is, I hope, a fun one. I went here many times as a child and always loved it. As a family, we went here instead of Six Flags. Shocking, yes I know. Today’s destination is Lake Winnepesaukah, or as it is more commonly know, Lake Winnie.

For those of you who don’t know, Lake Winnie is an amusement park in Rossville, GA, just south of Chattanooga, TN. It was opened by Carl and Minette Dixon in 1925 and was named after the Native American word Winnepesaukah, meaning bountiful waters. They purchased 100 acres surrounding a 9 acre lake. It was originally home to the largest swimming pool in the southeastern US (22,000 sq ft) but was later removed. The boat shoot ride, designed by Carl Dixon and opened in 1927, is the oldest mill chute water ride of it’s kind still open in the United States.

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The original Boat Shoot, still in operation. 

Flat rides were added in the 40’s and 50’s, and the first roller coasters were added in the 1960’s. The most iconic of these, the Cannonball, is a wooden roller coaster added in 1967. This is one of the first “big kid” roller coasters that I ever road. One time, my brother and our cousins were riding it, and because there was no one else in line the operator didn’t make us get off. He actually sped it up and we jumped the tracks coming back into the station. It was fantastic and I still carry fond memories of this coaster everywhere I go. The coaster actually has a top speed of 50 mph, a 70 ft vertical drop, and 2,272 ft of track spanning three quarters of a mile. It’s only 90 seconds but oh so worth it. Other rides here include more modern coasters now, as well as many kiddie rides.

2013 saw the addition of the SoakYa water park, a 5 acre expansion for the park. The park is set up like a classic American Fair, with a midway featuring food, rides, and games. It also has an outdoor concert area called “Jukebox Junction”. A lot of people will tell you that the park is outdated. Personally I think that it’s classic. I enjoy the fact that it reminds me of a simpler time. It’s not as new fangled or complicated as Six Flags but I feel like that’s really just part of it’s charm.

If you’re ever in the area, do me a favor and give it a try. Reserve judgement for yourself. You can find all the info you need, such as hours, ticket prices, and more here. Do you have memories here? Share them with me!


“I’m looking at her. She’s sitting across the room on the couch, book in hand, arms pressing down the blanket that wraps her body. Lost in words, but sensing my gaze, she looks over the pages and smiles. Then her eyes and mind return to another world, while her heart stays here with me.” – Dean Jackson

“She understood that the hardest times in your life to go through were when you were transitioning from one version of yourself to another.” Sarah Addison Allen

“Do I have to spell it out for you, or scream it in your face? The chemistry between us could destroy this place.”

“Watch carefully, the magic that occurs when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves.” – Atticus

“Don’t let the heart that didn’t love you keep you from the one that will.”

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”

“You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.” – Ernest Hemmingway

“I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.” – Oscar Wilde

“There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

 

Wanderlust & Wordy Wednesday: The Battle of Resaca

Hello dear readers! Welcome back and thanks for stopping in. Today’s destination is also an event. This place is historical so it is also open year round. Today we’re going to talk about The Battle of Resaca. Resaca is a small town in Gordon County, Georgia but also has unincorporated parts in nearby Whitfield County. It lies along the Oostanala River and has a population of around 540. It has 2.8 sq miles, .1 of which is water.

The Civil War Battle of Resaca (the first battle of the Atlanta campaign) was fought here and reenactments  happen every year on the third weekend of May. Which means that is is happening this weekend! It is also home to the first Confederate Cemetery in Georgia. The story goes that Mary J. Green, who lived on a plantation, and her family returned to said plantation to find a horrible sight of scattered graves of confederate soldiers all around their house. They decided to collect all the bodies and re-interring them to a single plot of land. They had no money so in the summer of 1866 Mary began writing to her friends all around the state. They sent what they could and Col. Green gave his daughters 2.5 acres of land, with rustic bridges spanning the stream. This became the Confederate Cemetery.

The battle was between the Military Division of Mississippi, led by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman (Union), and the Army of Tennessee, led by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, (Confederacy). The Confederacy wound up retreating. The 152nd anniversary of the Battle will happen this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday (May 20 – 22). It will happen on the original battlefield, off Chitwood Road (off Highway 41 in Resaca). More detailed directions can be found here. Chitwood Farm is 650 acres of the original battlefield and saw some of the heaviest fighting. It still has preserved earthworks (from the battle, 152 years ago!), the Federal and Confederate entrenchments and the Western & Atlantic railroad lines.

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There are different events all day as well as sutlers and vendors. There will be a memorial service at the Confederate Cemetery and the main re-enactment will happen both Saturday and Sunday at 2. It is $5 per adult and $3 for kids, I believe. It is an educational and fun time for all. It’s well worth the visit and the cannon blasts can be heard for miles.

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They just opened (May 13, 2016) a brand new Resaca Battlefield Historic Site right off of the 320 exit of I-75. It is just miles from the reenactment site and features miles of hiking trails and interpretive markers. There is also the new Fort Wayne Civil War Historic Site on the other side of I-75, just yards from downtown Resaca. This historic fort was part of the defensive earthworks guarding the river and Resaca during 1864. After the battle and retreat of the Confederates, it was occupied by Federal troops.

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I have not had the chance to visit either of the new Historic locations but I plan to soon. I will make another post for them when I do. Please let me know if you visit the Battle of Resaca this weekend! I would love to go back but have prior obligations this weekend. For more information, visit The Battle Of Resaca Reenactment and Civil War Trust: Resaca for more information on the battle. Be well, dear readers.


“Live as though you can fly away any moment you wish; live as though you can but have always chosen to stay.” – Tyler Knott Gregson

“There was a tiny house in town, that has always stayed the same, Home to a girl wearing a sundress Calling each flower by name. It was calm within the chaos, The sun around which we revolved, As stubborn as a stone, In its refusal to evolve. I thought it had forever Trapped within its weathered walls, Watching all the lives They built around it rise and fall. But one day with no warning The world felt shallower and strange, And the view outside my window Seemed all at once to have changed. I ran with lungs near bursting To that tiny house in town, Yet the ashes of forever Was the only thing I found. Walking home it felt the world Was made of me and salty tears, And the woman in a sundress Who watched me slowly disappear.” – Erin Hanson

“oh my darling, it’s true. Beautiful things have dents and scratches too.”

“Introverts are collectors of thoughts, and solitude is where the collection is curated and rearranged to make sense of the present and the future.” – Laurie Helgoe

 

 

Wanderlust & Wordy Wednesday: Old Car City

Hello Dear Readers, I apologize for those personal posts if they weren’t for you (which judging by the feedback, they weren’t). We’re back to travelling today. Our destination is one I absolutely cannot wait to go to. It’s Old Car City in White, GA.

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Old Car City is the world’s largest known classic car junkyard. The vegetation that we’re famous for here in the South intertwines with cars that have been left there for good. It started as a family run dealership in 1931 and is still family owned and operated in its current state. It’s like a museum and grave yard all rolled into one. As someone who values classic cars (and owns a semi-rare one) it breaks my heart a little. However, I also find it fascinating.

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There are over 6 miles of trails and 4,000 cars in Old Car City. They are open Wednesday thru Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are two separate admissions prices, depending on whether or not you want to take pictures. Having never been, I assume it works on the honor system now in the age of camera phones? But I would pay the second price anyways so I could take all the pictures I want. It’s $15 for no pictures, $25 for making or taking pictures. If you are not making or having pictures taken, then it’s $10 for children 7-12. Active military members get half price on either option. They do ask that all commercial photography contact them ahead of time.

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It is interesting to mention that the city of White, Georgia is relatively small itself, with a total of 618 acres and a population of only 670 (2010 census). White acts as a stepping stone between it’s urban (or urbanizing) neighbors to the south and the rural towns to its north. Who knows how long it will be before places like this are swept away to make room for more high rises, malls, or parking lots? Places like this are special to me because they represent a different way of life that is unfortunately being passed by for more modern conveniences. Pretty soon, the only place to see cars like this will be in books (hah!), on the internet, and in museums.

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To me, road side attractions like this ran by families and “characters” are just the bee’s knees. They’re what I grew up on and they are something that I love. They’re so different than the mass produced theme parks and tourist traps that are turning every town that was touristy because it’s different (had something unique to offer) into the same mega-mart kitschy place. I’ve watched this happen to towns I grew up loving that you know can’t tell apart, except in name. So please, when you find places like this, stop in. Slow down. Enjoy them and enjoy life. Get to know the people who run them. And help them hold out in their little corners of the world. old-car-city-photo-shoot-web41

I know that this probably doesn’t appeal to everyone. “Who wants to walk SIX MILES through junky old cars?” That’s ok. Stick with me for a post that does show things you want. I can’t please everyone all the time but this one hits close to home for me, seeing as how my “day job” is in the automotive industry. If there is somewhere you would like to know more about, please leave it in the comments or message me!

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“It was winter when he left, Her heart stood shivering with the trees, Afraid unlike that mighty forest She’d never get to bear new leaves. But branches know a thing or two About needing to let go, That even with no audience You never cease to grow. So when spring seeped though her skin (As spring is always wont to do), Her heart sent out its roots And like the world around she grew. Stronger than she thought she could And braver than before, She left her former self To rot amongst the forest floor. It was summer when he came searching Back to the place where she had been, Feeling small beneath the forest And its brand new coat of green. She smiled to know he’d never find her For the person that he missed, Was a version of herself That long ago ceased to exist.” -e.h.

“It’s said she’s made of storm cells And a wild wolf’s hungry heart, That she’s learnt the lightning’s secret To ripping darkened skies apart. The power of her presence Can bring the mountains to their knees, Her song is one of chaos As she stirs the angry seas. But if you’ve met you’d be no wiser For she is also born of light, Another face amongst the crowd; The hidden hiding in plain sight. Great power doesn’t always come Inside the forms that you’d assume, But you would never down her strength When she is howling at the moon.” – e.h.

“Sometimes the most beautiful people are beautifully broken.” – r.m. drake

“I promise you these storms are only trying to wash you clean.”

“I can say with great certainty and absolute honesty that I did not know what love what until I knew what love was not.” – P.T. Berkey

 

Wanderlust and Wordy Wednesday

Well friends, my wanderlust got the better of me for a moment and I forgot my blog. I have a nice entry to share with you about this lovely hike the bestie and I took the Saturday before last. But I’m going to save it for a night when I have more time to blog. Things, as always, have gotten a little busy for me lately. I made my first trip to the dentist in over 6 years, but that’s a post for another day.

Today my wanderlust isn’t as much a destination as it is a question. I try my best to give you destinations every Wednesday, but wanderlust is about so much more than that. I usually tend to gravitate towards places that I’ve been so that I can recommend things to do, see, and eat while you’re there. However, I also LOVE road trips. Would you, my dear readers, be interested in me showing you some of my favorite road trips? These would include destinations, stops along the way, side notes, restaurants, and hotels.

I do enjoy making road trips for people and I’m lucky that my parents took me on some pretty neat ones when I was little. If you guys are interested, I’ll incorporate them every now and then into my Wanderlust and Wordy Wednesday series. Variety is the spice of life, right?


“The only thing standing between you and your goals is that bullshit story you keep telling yourself.” – unknown

“She was a shooting star, Her smile so bright and rare, That by the time you had blinked, There was no sign it had been there.” – e.h.

“What if the grass is greener on the other side, Because it’s always raining there, Where the ones who never fail to give, Hardly have enough to spare, Where people with the broadest smiles, Have pillows filled with tears, And the bravest ones you’ve ever known, Are crippled by their fears, It’s filled with lonely people, But they’re never seen alone, Where those that lack real shelter, Make you feel the most at home, Maybe the grass looks greener, Because they’ve painted on its hue, Just remember from the other side, Your grass looks greener too.” – e.h.

“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery. And I promise you something great will come of it.” – benjamin mee

“The most dangerous woman of all is the one who refuses to rely on your sword to save her because she carries her own.” – r.h. sin

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.” – Shakespeare

” Be the same person privately, publicly, and personally.” – Judah Smith

“You need to understand that life isn’t what you’re given. It’s what you create, what you conquer, and what you aim to achieve.” – unknown

 

Wanderlust & Wordy Wednesday: Rome, GA

Hello all! Back again for another edition of Wanderlust and Wordy Wednesday. I had every intention of posting sooner, but things have been…complicated. I will most more later. For now, I stick with this weekly edition to keep me coming back and to keep me sane. Welcome!

Quotes first, today I think.

  • “She wore her scars as her best attire. A stunning dress made of hellfire.” – Daniel Saint
  • “That’s the problem with being the strong one. No one offers you a hand.” – m.t.
  • “I knew who I was this morning but I’ve changed a few times since then.” – Alice in Wonderland
  • “That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” – The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  • “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep. Slowly, and then all at once.” The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  • “Nothing haunts us like the things we don’t say.” – Mitch Albom
  • “She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).” – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol

On to the wanderlust. I have been asked by my dear neighbor, Sarah C, to cover a town this week that is not only near to my home (nearer than any I’ve covered so far) and near to my heart. Rome, GA. I’m here pretty much every weekend so prepare for a LOT of information.

Rome is on the border with Alabama, in Floyd County. It’s the largest city in northwest Georgia and 19th in the state. It’s built where the Etowah and Oostanala rivers meet to form the Coosa River. It was once occupied by the Creek Indians and later by the Cherokee. The city sits on seven hills, with the rivers flowing through them, inspiring the early European settlers to name it after the city in Italy. It was popular in the antebellum age due to it’s strategic location on the river.

It is the second largest city (behind Gadsden, AL) in the interstate triangle between Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN, and Atlanta, GA. It’s known for it’s medical care (Redmond Regional Hospital and Floyd Medical Center) and education (several colleges). In the 1920’s, the U.S. partnered with an Italian company to build a rayon plant here. The project (and Rome, GA) were honored by Benito Mussolini in 1929 with a replica of the statue of Romulus and Remus nursing from a mother wolf. It still sits in historic downtown.

Rome is home to many beautiful things. We will start with one of the most well known. There are four colleges in Rome: Georgia Northwestern Technical CollegeGeorgia Highlands CollegeShorter University, and Berry College. Berry is far and away the most popular and I’ll focus on it mostly.

Berry College was built in 1902 by Martha Berry. With a campus of over 27,000 acres, Berry claims to have the largest campus in the world and is often ranked on the lists of most beautiful campuses. There are numerous hiking, biking, horseback riding, and other things available to the public on campus (more than 80 miles andtwo disc golf courses). The Georgia Department of Natural Resources oversees about 16,000 acres. The property may look familiar to you because it has been used in Remember the Titans, Sweet Home Alabama, and Disney’s Perfect Harmony. Be sure to visit the House ‘o Dreams and the Old Mill. They are not to be missed. The Old Mill is a photo op for many.

There are four churches on campus. Berry was founded on christian principles and works with Chic-fil-a to run one of the WinShape Foundation CampsPossum Trot is a really neat church on campus and was built originally around 1850. This is where Martha Berry got her start by desiring to teach those in her community to use their talents and resources better. Frost Memorial Chapel is one of the most beautiful buildings (in my opinion) on the campus, whether you are religious or not. It stands atop one of the hills on campus and was built by students and staff in the mid 1930s. The other two chapels are Barnwell Chapel and the College Chapel.

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Rome has a great historic downtown. There’s tons of places to eat, from standard like the Mellow Mushroom and Jefferson’s (perhaps a local staple?) to the The PartridgeCurlee’s Fish House & Oyster Bar, and the Honeymoon Bakery. I recommend any of them. For a small (ish?) north Georgia town, Rome has a decent nightlife. There’s always a crowds at the Mellow (mushroom), 400 Block Bar (a cozy little bar above the upscale Italian restaurant, La Scala), Moon Roof Bar (behind/above the Harvest Moon Cafe), Dark Side Of The Moon (Beside the Harvest moon), and of course, the Brewhouse Bar & Grill. Food and drink are in no shortage on downtown Broad Street.

There’s also many places to get your outdoor fill. There are two cycle shops, Ordinary Bicycles and Cycle Therapy are both located on Broad Street. There are many great roads in and around Rome for bicyclists to travel on. Blue Sky Outfitter is another great place to get your outdoor gear fix. Perhaps one of my favorite sports related places on Broad Street is the River Dog Paddle Co.. Mike (the “Chief Paddle Officer”) and Connie (the owner) are awesome people. I met both of them in the shop this summer, along with “River”, the dog behind the name and logo. Now, allow me to say that my knowledge of paddle boarding was very limited. Connie and Mike both were more than happy to answer my questions and spent over an hour (in between customers, of course) to welcome me and my boyfriend to the world of paddle boarding. They do courses and rentals!

Rome is a vibrant city, if you couldn’t tell. It’s always alive with some event, whether it’s something at the forum, a play at the Historic DeSoto theater, or a block party. There are also many parks and forests here (not including Berry’s campus).  For a full list of parks, visit here. I’m going to touch on a few of my favorites.

The Rocky Mountain Project is a great fishing hole. There are also primitive camping sites, picnic shelters, and hiking trails. James H. Floyd State Park (known nearby as Sloppy Floyd) is technically up the road in Summerville, GA. But it’s worth it to visit if you’re going that way. It’s part of the Chattahoochee National Forest, has over three miles of trails, and two stocked ponds. A trail head of the Pinhoti Trail is only 1.6 miles away. There are a few cottages and you can also rent paddle boats. There’s a great playground for kids.

Be sure to check out the Marble Mine Trail while you’re here. I haven’t conquered this one yet because I just learned about it this past summer. It’s an “easy” 1.7 mile trail to a seasonal waterfall and the start of an abandoned marble mine.

Well, dear neighbors and readers, I hope you’ve learned some things you didn’t know and perhaps I’ve sparked your sense of wanderlust. Rome may not be an ideal destination when you think of a place to go, but if you really dig into the heart of the city, there is something here for everyone. If you ever find yourself over that way or just passing though, take a chance and stop! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to share them!

Wanderlust and Wordy Wednesday: Ellijay, GA

Hello dear readers! I apologize for my absence! It’s getting to be that busy time of year. I am so glad to be back though! I’ve been to two festivals I really should have posted about but I will tell you about one of them now.

Our destination today is Ellijay, GA. It’s another great little mountain town and is known as the Apple Capital of Georgia. It’s home to the Georgia Apple Festival (which is two weekends in October) and there is basically an apple orchard on every corner. No matter how you get here, the drive is gorgeous and people come from all around to buy apples and watch the leaves change.

But there’s more to Ellijay than that. One place you’ve GOT to stop at is Col. Poole’s BBQ. You’ll know it by all the pigs on the hill. It was started as a road side bbq joint by a husband and wife in 1989. Now, it’s just a great place to grab a bite. People from all walks of life, including political candidates and celebrities have been here. It’s one of those “so tacky it’s classic” places.

Ellijay also has tons of antique shops, restaurants, orchards, and wineries. It’s also the mountain biking capital of the world. No matter which orchard you go to, you’re guaranteed to get some great apples, jams, jellies, pies, and more. My favorite (mostly because I’ve been going here since I was a child) is the Panorama Apple Barn. Their pies are delicious and their cider is fantastic. No sugar added. They also offer an apple cider or a muscadine cider slushie that is not to be missed.

They have fantastic apples, pies, nostalgic candies, hand dipped ice cream, and more. Be sure to stop by and get your picture with Chief Ewe-Needa-Pie. And if there’s a guy selling boiled peanuts in the parking lot, buy some! He’s really nice and they are fantastic.  He’s also who you pay (usually) if they’re selling pumpkins. 🙂

If Ellijay is on a list of your places to visit, but is too far for a day trip, consider renting a cabin on the river. There are plenty of companies offering them and it’s well worth it.


“Your smile looks like the answer to every time the world asks “why”, like you have stars beneath your pillow and fingers stained blue from the sky. There’s not a constellation quite like the freckles on your cheeks, and if we listened to you closely I swear we’d hear the cosmos speak.” – E.H.

“You may not believe in magic, But don’t you think it’s strange, The amount of matter in our universe, Has never slightly changed, That all which makes your body, Was once part of something more, And every breath you ever breath, Has seen it all before, There are countless scores of beauty, In all the things that you despise, It could once have been a shooting star, That now makes up your thighs, And atoms of forgotten life, Who’ve long since ceased to roam, May now have the great honour, To call your crooked smile your home, You may not believe in magic, But I thought that you should know, The makings of your heart were born, Fourteen billion years ago, So next time you feel lonely, When this world makes you feel small, Just remember that it’s a part of you, And you’re part of it all.” – E.H.

“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

“Now that I’ve opened that bottle of memories, they’re pouring out like wine, crimson and bittersweet.” – Ellen Hopkins Impulse

“Falling in love with someone is the surest highway to hurt that I know. When the door to love opens, the window to control closes.” – Ellen Hopkins Fallout

” ‘I still care for you, you know…’ That phrase again. Everyone cares for me. They just don’t know how to love me.” – Ellen Hopkins

“The problem with resolutions is they’re only as solid as the person making them.” – Ellen Hopkins Crank

“She looked my demons in the eye and smiled. She fell for the very thing I thought she’d fear.” – Vazaki Nada

Wanderlust & Wordy Wednesday: Blue Ridge, GA

That’s right, dear friends and neighbors. It’s another edition of Wanderlust and Wordy Wednesdays! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, but if you don’t please let me know! Our travels today are going to take us … Continue reading

Wanderlust & Wordy Wednesday: Helen, GA

Hello Friends & Neighbors, and welcome back for another Wanderlust and Wordy Wednesday! I know I’ve been absent this week, and I will eventually finish all the prompts from Writing 101, but today is not that day. It’s been a literal emotional roller coaster in my world this week, and it’s only Wednesday. So I feel that keeping with this regular feature, that I enjoy, will help me keep blogging and also calm me down.


Today’s wanderlust is going to take you to another North Georgia town; Helen, GA. This town is about 90 miles north of Atlanta. What makes Helen special? I’m glad you asked. Helen got it’s start as a logging town that found a way to turn it all around when that started going south. Helen made itself a replica of a town in the Bavarian Alps, only in the Appalachians. The design is now mandated so every building built must follow the classic South German style, even the national franchises (like the Huddle House).  As you can imagine, Helen is a really popular destination in the fall and winter. It’s popular for motorcyclists because of the excellent curvy mountain roads that surround it. It’s popular for a lot of people because they celebrate Oktoberfest every year (September thru November). It’s, of course, a very popular place during Christmas too. The whole town is decorated accordingly. Catch it before they close up shop for the worst part of winter. The town basically shuts down as temperature and tourism drops.

In addition to great food (try Hofer’s for baked goods and an awesome breakfast or The Troll Tavern under the bridge) and shopping to be found, the Chattahoochee River runs right through downtown. For around $5 per person, you can spend a few hours “tubin’ the ‘hooch” It’s a good time and I recommend it, just be warned, if the water’s low you’re gonna scrape your butt a little.

Helen is also surrounded by many natural wonders. Unicoi State Park is immediately north-northeast of Helen. It’s over 1,000 acres with a 53 acre lake. It’s part of the Chattahoochee National Forest. It’s also hiding the gem, Anna Ruby Falls. The paved trail is about 1/2 mile but it’s great. There’s also a trail called the Lion’s Eye Trail that goes along the creek and is meant to help those who are visually impaired experience and learn about the park. There are hand rails and braille signs.

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Helen is a great little town surrounded by tons of natural beauty. Whether you go for the food, environment, shopping, downtown carriage rides, hiking, waterfalls, or tubing, if you ever get the chance, you should go. Whether you stay at The Castle Inn or rent a secluded cabin, you’ll find an enjoyable weekend ahead.


  • “She was a liar and he was a thief, Suspended inside different stages of grief, When nobody listened despite how she sung, She learnt to twist truth on the tip of her tongue, His pockets were laden with diamonds and keys, So no one would notice the blood on his knees, They lived worlds apart but one thing they both knew, “I’m fine” sounds the same even when it’s not true.” – e.l.
  • “I am sending you this post card, From the dark side of the moon, So you know I got here safely, And that I will be home soon, For today I held our planet, Between the fingers on my hand, And learnt there’s more stars out here, Than our earth has grains of sand, So now the life I ran from, Doesn’t seem like such a wreck, When the town that I grew up in, Isn’t more than just a speck, And although my life feels tiny, As I look back at our home, I’ve realized we’re the only ones, Who don’t live it alone, That sometimes even shooting stars, Send pieces down to earth, When their solitary beauty, Starts to cost more than it’s worth, I am sending you this postcard, From the silence of the skies, To remind you that there’s beauty, In our microscopic size, So I hope next time you feel alone, The moon shows you you’re not, And how lucky we all are to find, Our home on this blue dot.” – e.h.
  • “I promise you, these storms are only trying to was you clean.” – Jessica Katoff
  • “When they called you a heartbreaker, there’s no way they could have know, That you’d left no heart more broken, Than the way you’d left your own.” – e.h.
  • “Just like the loss of love, it ain’t the bullet that kills you – it’s the open space it leaves behind.” – Michael Xavier
  • “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” – David G. Allen
  • You can’t change what you refuse to confront.
  • “And there were always those nights where she preferred the rain over people. Because the rain would remind her of how she should feel and people would remind her of the things she always wanted to forget.”- R.M. Drake
  • “Perhaps we only leave So we may once again arrive, To get a bird’s eye view Of what it means to be alive. For there is beauty in returning, Oh how wonderful, how strange, To see that everything is different But know it’s only you who’s changed.” -e.h.