Well, Scarlett and I made our first and possibly last solo trip. We went to see my mom, my sister, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. I will not go into all of the gory details, but lets just say that copious amounts of vomiting, pooping, crying, and screaming were involved. I had brought enough clothes for the whole week plus an extra outfit and I had to do laundry 3 times while I was there. Everyone in my family got some sort of stomach virus. Scarlett decided that I was the only person allowed to look at or talk to her, otherwise she'd scream and cry as if she were dying. In all of the ensuing chaos, I was able to have a few bonding moments with different members of my family. The calmest part of my trip was when my sister, Scarlett, and I met up with my mom in Helen, GA. This was after stomach viruses had mostly run their course and Scarlett had decided my family wasn't as noxious as she originally thought. We decided to go to Helen because Babyland General is there and I wanted to see their new facilities and take Scarlett to a place I loved very much as a child. It's located in the North Georgia mountains, so we decided to stay in a cabin and make a little mini-vacation out of it. So, here are some of the happenings in Helen, GA.
The awesome view of the changing leaves from our cabin. It's really the end of the leaf changing season, so a lot of the trees were bare. It was still beautiful, though. There's really nothing quite like the Appalachians in the Fall. The pictures didn't do them justice.
Helen, GA is a re-creation of an alpine village complete with cobblestone alleys and old-world towers. Here is a shot from my mom's camera, yes the sky was really that blue. It was a perfect day complete with crisp cool mountain air.
One of those cobblestone alleys I told y'all about.
This is Babyland General Hospitals' Fancy New Building!
Scarlett in her BIG cabbage patch!
This is where the magic fairy Bunnybees sprinkle cabbages with magic crystals causing babies to grow out of them. Babyland General is a safe place for them to be until the are adopted by someone who will take them home to care for them and love them. You too could come and see one being birthed every half hour!
Scarlett loved the Cabbage Patch Kids.
Can you tell which one's not a Cabbage Patch Kid?
Well, of course Nana adopted a baby for Scarlett. Everyone, meet Ivy, complete with adoption papers!
Funny, Scarlett seemed more interested in Ivy's bottle than Ivy herself. At least for the time being!
This is Goats on the Roof and there were...well, goats on the roof. It was a funny little place. You could mine for gems as well. We didn't, but when Scarlett's older I'll let her mine for gems one day. When I was a little girl, I always wanted to, but my parents said it was a waste of money because they weren't real. Thanks Mom and Dad, I've been left emotionally scarred over that one!
And that was our trip home. Fortunately for all of you, I kept the camera tucked away during the low parts of the trip and saved all of you countless pics of me drenched with Scarlett's vomit!