|As our last "destination stop" on our summer tour we booked five days at a resort in the mountains north east of Atlanta. We figured it would be an easy drive of about 95 miles. We did not anticipate the nature of the drive. Many 6%+ grades. Lots of curves and a bit hair-raising especially going downhill. The engineer straining at 4000 rpm and trying to use the brakes judiciously to avoid overheating. We got here safe and sound but a bit drained. Nice place, but we probably are here in the off-season. Lots of water parks and tubing. A bit too cool for that now. On Saturday we drove over the quaint little town of Helen. We had heard that it is a very interesting town done up in the German style buildings. Well, it is October and the place has a german theme, Oktober Fest was in high gear. Nowhere to park, the place was jammed. We decided to return another time. One morning I walked down to the lake for a few pictures... condensing water vapor from the lake... would have been better if I had been there a couple of hours earlier, though (ho hum, laziness prevails sometimes). We are gearing up for a mad-dash to our Bradenton home when we leave here: just overnight stops.