Got up early and and headed to The Center of Puppetry Arts. We head heard they had a good Jim Henson exhibition. They also currently have a Labyrinth exhibition on also, so this was a must do on our trip. When we got there it was really quiet, only one other family and they ended up going off somewhere else, so we pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. We checked out the Labyrinth display first and it was super cool.
Wow. It was so good. There were Muppets, and Fraggles and Doozers and Sesame Street characters and all the things that anyone who grew up in the ’70’s and ’80’s would lose their mind over. We spent a lot of time in there, and as previously mentioned we where the only ones in the whole gallery.
After we had officially lost our minds at the exhibition, it was time for lunch. A lot of people had recommended a Southern cooking restaurant called Mary Macs, so we thought we should probably go and check it out. Glad we did because it was delicious. Really good home cooking all made from scratch – and very generous portions of course. Blainie had the roast pork with cornbread gravy and Steve had Chicken Fried Chicken.
After lunch we decided to go for a drive to the county to check out the Chattahoochee River and a small town called Helen, which incidentally is a German themed town. It was a bit of a drive to get there, but the scenery was pretty spectacular. When we got to Helen it was REALLY hot and REALLY humid. We had a bit of a wander around, then stopped for a coffee.
Feeling a little rejuvenated we went for a wander down to the river. The smart people were keeping cool by renting tubes and floating down the river. We only put our feet in the river.
We wandered around a bit more, then decided it was time to head back. Just as we started driving, from out of nowhere a huge storm hit. Thunder, lightning and a lot of rain. We had to pull over briefly at one point.
We decided to go to The Varsity for dinner. An Atlantan icon, it is the worlds largest drive in fast food restaurant in the world. You can eat inside the restaurant too, which is what we ended up doing. It’s not somewhere we would rush back to in a hurry. It was cheap though, so that was something.