Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Look Around

I loved visiting this place in Helen Ga.
We could look off of the porch and see huge trout.
There is a place right up from this store that takes you
on a guided fishing trip and you have the opportunity
to catch some of these. I am sure it cost a pretty penny
to do that. We enjoyed going in this store and stayed quite a while
just looking around. We went here as we were heading out of Helen
before our stop at the Dillard House and then home.
This is a candy counter that was in the store.
I would love to have that cabinet in my sewing room!

They were grinding corn on 125 year old stones
powered by the Chattahoochee River.

These are some wooden bowls that we saw at the Granary.
They had grits cooking and something that tasted like oatmeal but it wasn't.
You could get a sample of both. They were delicious.
We all bought some grits and corn meal.

Now we are at the Dillard House and we are hungry! Here is the menu when you walk in. It is the best and most food!
Behind the Dillard House there is a petting zoo & horseback riding.
We did the horseback riding one time. He said when fall comes we will come and do that again.
They have goats, chickens, pigs, buffalo, horses, cows, ducks, horses & more.
The first time my sweet honey took me here he didn't
tell me about this until we started to leave.
He knew that I would just love it so every time we come to eat here we
always go back to the animals!
I don't think Maranda was too fond of this long horn cow!

Is this goat pregnant or what? She is a pygmy goat and they
have multiples. I had one that had 6 babies one time!
I took a picture from the top down so you could see how big she is!
She is huge!

This is part of the Dillard House. There is the Dining room, Chalets, Lodging & stables.
I just love it so I took a picture to share.
The restaurant is on the right and then there are places to stay over night.
We didn't get to go to the Dillard House the last time we were in Helen so my sweet honey took me there this time. It is very expensive and you have to go hungry but it is sooooo good!
We try to go once a year or so! They seat you and then just start bringing bowls of food out. You can eat all you want and they fill up the bowls as you empty them. You are even allowed to take home what you don't eat. It is a very nice place but you must go hungry!


Faye said...

Oh Valorie,This is so neat! Thank-u for sharing.Sounds like you had a great time! I love the pics! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

quiltingnana said...

what a great store and you seem to have had a wonderful time

Faye said...

Valorie,Thank-u so much for leaving a comment an abbys blog. She will be so excited when she gets home!As for the button, the easiest way is to right click and then save pic as,then go to your layout and add a gadget.Click on pic and it should work.Love Faye

Darla said...

What a charming country place to visit. Love the store!!

Suze said...

Fried Okra..........They had fried okra... I could eat my weight (and that is a considerable amount) in fried okra.

Good to see you are having a pleasant time.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Between your Helen posts and Mildred from Nalley Valley, I am totally convinced that my family MUST go and visit Helen, Georgia. Thanks for sharing your fun time with the blog world ;-)

Scottie and Patty said...

Looks like fun. I will have to remember this place. Thanks

Becca's Dirt said...

That sounds like a good place to visit. I haven't been to Helen GA yet but it is on my bucket list. Glad you had such a good time.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a great trip. I would love to eat at Dillards House. The acorn squash casserole especially caught my eye. Take care...Latane

Anonymous said...

I long for fried okra!!!!!!!

Alice Grace said...

That is such a wonderful place! I haven't been to Dillard House in a very very long time! I am so glad all of you had such a wonderful trip!

G'G'ma said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Good company, good food and a relaxing time....what else could a person want?

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing your pics and trip

Brenda Sue said...

I felt as if I were there! Great visit! Love, Brenda

Our Cross Stitching Home/Historie/OneofGod'slittlePrincesses said...
This comment has been removed by the author.