Written by Mini on Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Day 7

Today is a big day. We are headed to Helen, Ga., where we would float around all day. The town of Helen is a very small Swiss town. They have all kinds of little shops and eateries. We didn't want to spend any time doing that, so we signed up to go on the Chattahoochee River.

We took an old school bus ride up the river for our two hour tube ride. It was an easy float for the most part. There were some sections that got a little rapid, but not too much that a small child couldn't handle it. I tried to stay back a little to make sure that everyone was ok. This was hard because depending on which part of the river you were on, you could speed past someone else quickly. I eventually had to hold on to some rocks to get some distance. The water was cool, but it was such a hot day, nobody minded flipping their tube. The water was also shallow, so there was nothing really to worry about.

While on the river, Jeff spotted a rattlesnake. The girls also saw a snake, but they weren't sure what kind. There wasn't much wildlife or fish to be seen, so they were lucky.

After the tube ride, we were all hungry. We stopped in at a restaurant that had a great selection of food. Everyone ate good, ok, time to head back to the RV. Well, there were cries of pain, "I can't walk anymore", so Jeff and I fetched the RV so no one else would have to walk. Aren't we thoughtful!!!

We were now headed to Lake Hiawassee, which was recommended by some fellow Floridians that we had met on the river. Well not to be coarse, but it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. No place to swim, what, on a lake. Can't be....but sure enough, it was. So needless to say, the kids were not happy about that, which in turn made me unhappy also. During the whole trip I had tried to keep them happy, nobody wants a nasty kid on vacation, much less five of them.

The kids played for a while on the playground that over looked the lake, and of course, I had to find the positive side to this. So this is what I found!!!

Alright then, this is a reason to deem it a great place to stay. The sunset was awesome that night. The first night that we actually paid attention to it, horrible thought, but it was magnificent!!! Sunset only means one thing, that it is getting dark and time to hit the hay. Day 8 coming tomorrow and it is going to be fun!!!!

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  1. 3 comments: Responses to “ 6 STATES, 9 DAYS ”

  2. By jamie on June 25, 2008 at 2:12 PM

    What a gorgous sunset!!! I am going to be on a lake over the 4th and I can't wait!

  3. By mreddie on June 25, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Sounds like you are in the midst of a grand adventure. The tubing reminded of when my younger daughter and I went tubing up around Clevend TN with a group from our church. Great photos - especially the sunset. Thanks for stopping by the "blueberry patch". ec

  4. By Queenie on June 26, 2008 at 7:02 AM

    I am loving your trip recant here. I almost feel like I was there. And you are right, the sunset was beautiful. Totally worth a stop over to see that.