Monday, November 21, 2011

Memories Monday: Our trip to Germany

OK, so we didn't really go to Germany. In August we really took a day trip into the mountains of Georgia, to a little spot known for looking like Germany....



Helen, Georgia

In the late 1960’s, Helen was revitalized from a remote mountain community into a replica of a quaint Alpine Village located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.



We have visited Helen, GA many times and we always enjoy taking in the little German town...only a couple of hours from our home, a mini vacation.



On our way to Helen, Ga we passed by this place...

Goats on the Roof



This was truly a sight to see, well if your city folk ;)

You can see more pictures of them at this YouTube link
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The model railroad museum was our next stop.....




Charlemagne's Kingdom
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you can see more here





It was amazing all the tiny details, truly nothing was overlooked. We spent almost 2 hours there watching the trains pass by, it was fascinating to see all the locations, events, and imagination that went into this display.



This was a replica of Neuschwanstein Castle, the history behind this famous castle is so interesting and you often see it used in books and magazines.




You can see one of the trains going through in this picture.




These are just a few of the pictures we took while touring, you can see more HERE on there web site!



We had a great little day trip here. It was very hot that day so we ended our trip at the frozen yogurt shop :)

9 comments:

Laura said...

How fun! We went to Helen on our honeymoon. :)

The Munck Family said...

Now that is funny Laura, Arthur and I went to Helen for our honeymoon too:)

Amy said...

Looks like a lot of fun!! I think we would enjoy the train museum.

Lori said...

We live about an hour from Helen.

The next time you come through, you have to stop at Baby Land General Hospital the home of the Cabbage Patch Kids(if you've not been) in Cleveland which is about 20 minutes from Helen. Very exciting place!

Anonymous said...

It really looks like Germany! And I need to know, because I'm from Germany ;)
Eve

Teena said...

We have only been up there once and it was years ago... several children back... he he. I would love to go again...

We are about 4-5 hrs from there. We are south Georgia.

Do you ever get to GHEA? The annual home school convention? It would be great to meet.

Hugs,
Teena

Joy said...

Oh my, I love Helen! We live about an hour away [from Helen] and visit fairly often.

Theresa said...

LOL. My first reaction was "wow, they went to Germany?!" Ha ha. Just beautiful!

The Adventures of a Simple Life said...

I love Helen! As a child, we would go there every summer to visit my dads army buddy. We took our kids about 31/2 yrs. ago & I still enjoyed this little town! Did you get to go tubing? Our kids are asking to go back...

Glad you had a nice time!