After checking into the Heidi Hotel, we put on our walking shoes and, after a moment’s reflection, decided to drive to the other side of town and walk around.
We parked near the river and set out to see the sights.
The first thing we did was check out all the people cooling off in the Chattahoochee River that runs through town. Dozens and dozens of brightly colored tubes floating down the river, enjoying the day.
We were hoping for some cooler weather than what we had in Savannah, but no such luck. It was hot and humid and if we thought about it too much we probably would have just stayed in the hotel room in the air conditioning, flipping TV channels, but we tried not to think about it. Too much.
We popped in and out of a bunch of stores, looking at all the things each store had to offer… and to stand under a few well placed air conditioning vents or in front of a fan or two.
We didn’t have too much money to spend on souvenirs, but it was fun looking. And post cards are cheap. We took a bunch of pictures of course and I’ve narrowed down a few to share with you!
I always want to take a ride in a horse drawn carriage, but I can never get up the nerve to do it in the heat of the summer. I feel sorry for the horses!
My favorite part of town was the Alpine Village.
Mary’s favorite store was in this little section, too.
They had tea pots and tea cups and dishes. And real wooden shoes! I told Mary I’d buy her some if she walked through town with them on her feet. She declined.
There were so many little shops, we didn’t get in all of them.
The Art & History Museum was closed, much to our dismay.
The Christmas Store was closed, but Mary just like the guards, anyway.
This sign was just confusing.
I loved this building with the beautiful flowers growing along the balcony. It wasn’t until I was going through all the pictures that I noticed the two cuties in the picture and that the name on the building was Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen. It was so bright and humid out it was really difficult seeing what I was taking a picture of. (Actually, I think Mary took these pictures, anyway.) It was such a nice surprise when I found this shot in all the pictures we took!
Found this painted on the wall of one shop.
A few more pictures tomorrow of Helen! Then we’ll be off to Anna Ruby Falls!