Countdown to our Favorite Christmas DestinationThe Christmas season is taken pretty seriously in
the southeastern US, and the Richardson Tribe has a dozen suggested destinations
to make your holidays more adventurous. Over the next 12 days, we will reveal
each of our favorite RV camping and recreation spots until we reach our #1
Christmas Holiday Destination. Come back each day to see the places this
southern family has grown to love.
Ok, I admit it's a bit
crowded and touristy, but Helen has to be one of our favorite Dixie Christmas
holiday destinations. The "ginger bread"
architecture of the simu-German alpine village lends itself to the Christmas
season. Enjoy Christmas music and bratwurst as you browse through dozens of
nic-nac shops offering-up all sorts of candy, fudge, t-shirts, knives, and
otherwise, pretty cool stuff.
Chattahoochee River flows through Helen, barely a creek at this point. In
the summer season, visitors
can "shoot the Hooch" in inner tubes and kayaks. Tubers can pull over and enjoy a brew
and sandwich before proceeding downstream. The water is a
little too cool this time of year for such activity, but
you will still enjoy sitting by the river enjoying a hot beverage as the sun
sets. Then the light show really begins. Everything in the village is outlined
with lights, even the horse-drawn carriages. It's an awesome
On one particular visit to Helen last winter, the kids found a phone
booth. They had never seen a phone booth, but soon discovered the cold hard fact
public phones, they seldom work.