Jake and I went away for a weekend while the girls were on a Student Council Leadership Conference. We stayed in Cleveland, Georgia not far from Helen. After Jake was done with work we headed into Helen to grab a bite to eat. We had looked at a few restaurant reviews prior to going so we had an idea of some of the places we may want to check out.
Once in Helen we parked on the edge of town and took a stroll through the quaint little shopping area. We passed several of the restaurants that we were considering. We finally settled on Cowboys & Angels Restaurant When we first arrived there were only a couple tables inside (but they were reserved) and several tables available outside. We considered staying because it was probably going to get cooler as it got darker. The hostess and staff reassured us that they had outdoor heaters. They found us a table in an area that would be a little warmer and a little quieter. A musician from Nasheville, TN was singing on the outdoor patio, but wasn’t too loud.
The weather was a little bit cooler, but it was still comfortable. The staff was quick and accommodating. The food was delicious. Jake had the Longhorn Burger with Broccoli. I had the Grilled Maverick Chicken with a House Salad both were delicious.
Overall: Yes, would definitely try again on a future visit to Helen, GA. They would probably benefit from more indoor seating especially during the cooler months, but I can imagine it would be a really neat venue for eating on the porch & patio throughout the Spring and Summer seasons. The food was great and the service was excellent so if you are looking for somewhere to eat while visiting the area we recommend you check them out.
With a new year comes a lot of excitement! The feeling of a fresh start in many areas of our lives, planning for future events and adventures, new goals, and more! Everyday is a blessing! While we welcome in the New Year don’t forget to reflect on the many blessings that you have enjoyed over the past year(s). I encourage you to initiate a conversation with your family (it can be during a family dinner, game night, or any good time when everyone is present). During this family time focus on these three things as a family to start off your New Year right. This time together will make a positive impact on the hearts and lives of each individual family member and is worth it:
Setting aside a time when everyone is together can be difficult, however it is important. It can be during a family dinner, game night, or another time when the family is together. Make sure it is a convenient time with as little distractions as possible. A time when everyone is more relaxed (not hungry, ready for bed, or trying to multi-task while having this conversation). The reflecting on memories helps create a happy bond, the tough times allow family members to see that they are not alone and have the support of people who love them, and looking ahead gives you the opportunity to improve and grow into a better individuals and family unit. If you do write down the family goals please do your best to follow through as much as possible because these goals are important to the members.
Life has a way of staying busy. Taking the time to spending reflecting on good memories as a way has a way of bringing everyone together. It may cause some laughter, tears, and healing. It is good to be reminded of the many blessings in our life and to realize that we are journeying through this life together. Yes, we make mistakes along the way, but we can can make the best of it and have a lot of fun too. Many blessings to you and your family this 2017 New Year!!!
Welcome Home signs made by Karlie over the last couple of trips
Thankful for my girls. I love to travel, but it is always wonderful coming home again. Grateful to Jake for taking care of the kids while I was away. They had a great time together.
Love that the girls are so sweet and thoughtful. Their adorable signs to greet us upon our arrival home whether Jake is coming home from a work trip or me coming home from a trip to visit extended family. Love our girls! I am blessed!!!