Monday, July 9, 2012

Alphabet Summer -Letter H

On Sunday we skipped church and drove up to a little town called Helen. The entire town looks like a German village.

Helen is a tourist type of town and has lots of little shops and restaurants. There are several national parks with waterfalls and hiking and the Chattahoochee River.  During the summer it is popular to float in an inner tube down the river, so that is how we started our day.
I wanted to try floating the river last summer, but we ran out of time. So I was excited for us to give it a try this summer. We went with the Cool River Tubing Company.
    They had hundreds of inner tubes! Lots and lots of people float the river each summer. We grabbed a tube and headed to the bus that takes everyone to the river.

We had three tubes- Rachel and I had our own and we were tied together. Raphael and Rebecca were together on a tube. The water was cold, but felt really good because it was a hot day.

The girls loved it. Rachel and I did manage to float into just about every big rock there was. And twice we flipped out of our tubes. Rebecca did jump out a few times- thank goodness for life jackets!

                          We stopped and let the girls play in the water for awhile.

                                                              We made it!
                      We took the "short trip" which was about an hour and half.
After floating we went for lunch and then walked around town. We had ice cream in a cute little shop and the tables had little kids shoes on the bottoms of the chairs.
                                             A few other pictures of the town.

We had a great day in Helen.
Hope we can go floating again next summer.

Our alphabet summer so far:

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1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love your pictures. What a fun adventure. You are making some wonderful memories with your family, good for you.