october 26, 2013 | helen, ga. | it's the last weekend of its yearly month long event, oktoberfest, where the locals come to dance, the visitors come to drink and well, everyone else just comes to watch. touted as one of the top five in the nation, helen's oktoberfest assembles the best polka players, and if you're lucky, the cool mountain air and the ever-flowing beer transport you to another place and time. [see more]
october 2013 | blairsville sorghum festival | 2nd and 3rd weekends each october if you're interested in the 'how-to' of sorghum making or you just want to increase your stockpile of this southern staple, this is your event. [see more] here and [read more] here, including recipes from southern chef linton hopkins who is one of the most vocal cheerleaders of this insanely good sweetner.
october 4, 2013 | adventures in zip lining | as an admitted chicken, i had doubts as to whether or not my heart would withstand the jump. however, observing the 75-year old in front of me take off without flinching, i felt ashamed. so i listened; i jumped, and i checked off another bucket list milestone. zip lining in hilton head, south carolina. [see more]
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blue ridge parkway by rv