Tinseltown-ny Helen

“Wow! It makes me feel like I’m in Tinseltown.” That was the thought running in my head when we stroll around the City of Helen in Georgia. I just realized how weird it was since I wasn’t really familiar with Tinseltown. I was thinking Tinseltown as a mythical, glamorous and other worldly place, like towns in a fairy tale book. I was so aghast when I looked up it’s meaning “Hollywood, or the superficially glamorous world it represents.” Oh well, I’m doing it again, giving words a different meaning. Tinseltown-ny or not, Helen is still definitely a worthy destination. Come with me as I recollect my memories of Helen in the following pictures.

What You Would See

Welcome to HELEN!
Welcome to HELEN!
Feeling Gretel :D
Feeling Gretel 😀
He's kinda cute. Had to take a picture before he noticed me. Haha!
He’s kinda cute. Had to take a picture before he noticed me. Haha!
The alley while my friends are getting into the ice cream cafe.
The alley while my friends are getting into the ice cream cafe.
Is this not an entrance that makes you curious what's inside?
Is this not an entrance that makes you curious what’s inside?
So what't this little house for? Their version of a police outpost maybe?
So what’t this little house for? Their version of a police outpost maybe?
Managed to take just a view of the outside. I wonder what would I see inside...
Managed to take just a view of the outside. I wonder what would I see inside…
These houses always put me in awe.
These houses always put me in awe.

The pictures I had are just walking distances from each other. We were just strolling around taking in the sights like the ordinary travelers. It’s one of my dream to go to places and do what the locals would do. Maybe next time…

What You Could Do

Eat and chill! We didn't really have the chance to have our meal there. You could try and then tell me if it's something to come back for.
Eat and chill! We didn’t really have the chance to have our meal there. You could try and then tell me if it’s something to come back for.
Relax in the park. This was just for photo. If you really wanna relax, you might wanna find a shade.
Relax in the park. This was just for photo. If you really wanna relax, you might wanna find a shade.
Sightseeing and picture-taking. Of course, my favorite part of the escape. I have a tendency to forget things so the more pictures I have, the better the travel.
Sightseeing and picture-taking. Of course, my favorite part of the escape. I have a tendency to forget things so the more pictures I have, the better the travel.
See Helen on a carriage. It looks grand to be doing this. But we love our feet and we're on a budget so, we make a pass.
See Helen on a carriage. It looks grand to be doing this. But we love our feet and we’re on a budget so, we make a pass.
And of course....Helen is famous for it's water tubing. We stayed for a while by the riverbank just looking at the tubers.  I didn't think it was fun, but the tubers didn't seem to show that they are bored. So it might be really fun. Hmmm!
And of course….Helen is famous for it’s water tubing. We stayed for a while by the riverbank just looking at the tubers. I didn’t think it was fun, but the tubers didn’t seem to show that they are bored. So it might be really fun. Hmmm!

What You Could Buy (For Me?)

If I wasn't that health and budget conscious that time, I would have finished 2 of these yummy looking chocolates!
If I wasn’t that health and budget conscious that time, I would have finished 2 of these yummy looking chocolates!
And there's more chocolate! But yay to my resolve! :D
And there’s more chocolate! But yay to my resolve! 😀
Cool stones!
Cool stones!
I remembered a friend buying me some stones from her travel. And no...I didn't bought a stone for souvenirs because it's rather costly. Haha!
I remembered a friend buying me some stones from her travel. And no…I didn’t bought a stone for souvenirs because it’s rather costly. Haha!
Some arts!
Some arts!
Candles!
Candles!
Beautifully made wooden toy !
Beautifully made wooden toy !
More wooden toys!
More wooden toys!
Signsss! I took the picture because I love their messages!
Signsss! I took the picture because I love their messages!

I really had a great time in Helen. And if ever I’ll visit again, I’ll make sure to try the tubing. Up next is my visit to another famous city in Georgia, Savannah. It was a weekend getaway so I maybe have more posts about it. Yay!

Tallulah Gorge

The next weekend after our supposed last week in Georgia, our friends took my room mate and me to Tallulah Gorge. It was an hour and a half drive from were we stayed. The plan was to have lunch and enjoy the scenery. We did what was planned but with an additional surprise…endured a rigorous downward stairs unto the river. It was an easy trek if my body was still in the climbing shape. Since it was not, I had to catch my breath every 15 minutes or less. A necessary sacrifice to see the beauty of the river up close and a worthy one of course.

The river viewed from the top.
The river viewed from the top.
Trippers: Bart, Clay, Me, Beth, Janice
Trippers: Bart, Clay, Me, Beth, Janice
View inside Tallulah Point.
View inside Tallulah Point.
Overlooking. Group picture.
Overlooking. Group picture.
Cool car!
Cool car!
Lunch!
Lunch!
Nature shots!
Nature shots!
Picture stop!
Picture stop!
Hot dog...err, I mean owner.
Hot dog…err, I mean owner.
The river and me.
The river and me.
Group picture!
Group picture!
On the way down!
On the way down!
Down. Down. Dowwwnnn!
Down. Down. Dowwwnnn!
Bridge over troubled waters. :D
Bridge over troubled waters. 😀
Bridge and the troubled girl :P
Bridge and the troubled girl 😛
Bridge and friends!
Bridge and friends!
Finally...reached our destination!
Finally…reached our destination!
The mandatory view pose!
The mandatory view pose!
Pink socks!
Pink socks!
Remind me not to be to cocky on the stairs next time. o_O
Remind me not to be too cocky on the stairs next time. o_O
Chill in the wilderness!
Chill in the wilderness!

Despite the battered feet in Tallulah, we decided to maximize our time by going to Helen. If there’s one thing I love about summer in the US, it would be the long day time. You can do more with the daylight. Pictures will be in next post. Hurrah! One post done. Cheers to more post on my US travel escapades!