Last weekend, we decided to take a family weekend getaway to Helen. We really love the town, and it’s definitely beautiful during fall in the mountains. We rented a cabin in the woods, and we were completely surrounded by fall foliage. Sitting in the hot tub Sunday morning listening to the little rain and looking at the leaves was my favorite memory from this trip.
We left out Friday after work. We stopped just north of Atlanta for dinner at a place called Taqueria Tsunami. It was pretty good – and Sheff got his cheese dip. It was pretty late when we got to the cabin, so we poured a glass of wine and just chilled out.
Saturday morning we went and got breakfast at Dottie’s Kitchen. They had enormous cat-head biscuits and were so good. We were incredibly disappointed with the lack of mask wearing the whole trip. It was honestly like a pandemic wasn’t happening. Luckily, we protected ourselves the whole time and wore our masks walking around Helen. We really wanted to watch the Auburn game, so we were incredibly lucky when we found a patio bar that wasn’t crowded. They had wine slushies and some German beer, and we just sat there for pretty much the whole afternoon. So glad we pulled out that win – AU desperately needed it.
After the game we went to Habersham Winery. We had been before and loved it, so we went back to try some different wines. We ended up buying two bottles that were both delicious!! When we were driving back around town, we noticed there were so many more people and so many without masks or social distancing. We didn’t really feel like being out in that, so we picked up a pizza and had a pizza party in the cabin. Sheff had been super good that day, so he got to play video games while the adults went into the hot tub and watched football.
We woke up Sunday morning and went into the hot tub one last time. The rain made the scenery even more beautiful. We got dressed and went back into town to shop around before everyone else got there. They have a fun playground, so before we left, Sheff got out some energy. He crossed the monkey bars for the very first time! He was so proud of himself, and we were too!
It was a much needed weekend away, but was very disappointed in how Covid is being handled and perceived. This shit is real, and I don’t understand how people can just be so nonchalant about it. It really is disheartening.
This weekend it’s Halloween, and it’s my most favorite. Plus we’re playing LSU, so B is going to make his gumbo. We’ll dress up and pretend all is well – we’ll do our best to make sure Sheff has a good time.