Tuesday, April 19, 2011

What state are we in now? (Raney Vacation 2011 - Day 6)

Ok. So I know this vacation happened over a month ago...but I have one more post!

On our final full day of vacation in Georgia, we loaded up the minivan and headed to Helen, GA. This is a small German town located in North Georgia. They have great little shops and the building are a real sight to see!

Our first stop was at Nora Mills, a local shop that grinds their own cornmeal, flour and grits. We all got some yummy treats here!




Our next stop was to see the giant model railroad at Charlemagne's Kingdom. It was absolutely unbelievable! The guy who designed this (and owns the shop and gives tours) is actually from Germany. He created a model railroad to look like small towns in Germany. It was AMAZING! The pictures do not do it justice!





To get an idea how big this model railroad actually is...look in the picture below. Do you see me holding Cohen by the mountain?


Next stop...a local toy store. The owner of Jolly Toys showed us all sorts of fun toys. Cohen really enjoyed this shop!



 Of course, after all that shopping and sightseeing, we had to stop somewhere for lunch. I got this suggestion from my Family Fun magazine. It was a great place to get a taste of German food.



Here are a few shots from around town.




We stopped off at a fudge/candy store. I don't have any pictures of that, but it was very yummy. We also stopped at a local glass blowing shop and Cohen got to see the lady in action. She's making dragonflies (I think).


Our last stop for the day was on the way home. Mrs. Katie, Cohen's teacher at school, asked Cohen to bring her back a rock from Georgia. Cohen and I are searching the creek for the perfect rock for Mrs. Katie.


Here he is pointing it out.


I'm cramming two days into one post...so bear with me. On our day of departure, it SNOWED!



By the time we made it down the mountian, there was no more snow to be found.

As mentioned before...we are learning our states, so here is the final state sign, Mississippi. So for those keeping count, Cohen has visitied Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee.


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