Linda & James Young's Photo Album: November 2004, Trip to Helen

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November 9, 2004

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Helen, Georgia

James and Willow

We drove up to the "Bavarian" town of Helen, GA, to catch their Christmas finery;
we brought Willow along--here she is with James at Nora Mills,
the circa-1800s still-working gristmill outside of town

Millstone at Nora Mills

Hand-made wooden trenchers on top of an old millstone inside Nora Mills

Nora Mill products

The fruits of the mill: bags and bags of different types of flour and meal;
their Pioneer Porridge is excellent!

The falls at Nora Mills

The falls that run Nora Mills

Helen Christmas tree

The Christmas tree in the Helen town square

Helen skyline

The Helen skyline and sky so blue it hurts;
although it was November, later in the afternoon it got very warm--
James peeled off his jacket and Linda had to roll up her sleeves

Chattahoochee River from the overpass

The headwaters of the Chattahoochee River run through Helen,
a clear cool mountain stream as opposed to the muddy river downstream

Alleyway in Helen

This is one of the alleyways in Helen that lead between the shops

Motel with windmill

This picturesque windmill is in front of a motel

The Christmas store

The old Helen Christmas Shop. The store has since moved and the stock is not quite as good

Linda at Christmas store

Linda at the Helen Christmas store

Snowflake decorations on the gazebo

Snowflake decorations on the town gazebo and on the street

Water Wheel Ice Cream

A typical Helen building;
sadly, this whole block of buildings was destroyed by a tornado
generated by Hurricane Katrina's landfall

Horse and carriage and friend

This is one of several carriages that tour the town of Helen--
looks like the horse has found a friend!