Monday, April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016 at 04:59PM by advodna_dave

From Athens, we needed to start making our way north and had heard about Helen, GA. Well, turns out, it was pretty much a vaguely German themed strip mall, but it was on the way to Babyland General Hospital, the birthplace of Cabbage Patch Kids (from the reviews apparently quite literally from a "10 leaves dilated" huge plant of some kind). CPK's had been a favorite of @advodna_ann's as a girl and we braced ourselves, perhaps not for "adopting" one of the $250+ handsewn dolls from the staff dressed as nurses at the stately building on the hill surrounded by beautiful gardens, but for a ding in the budget nonetheless. But our two girls quickly deemed the dolls creepy and went right for a rack of the (creepier?) huge eyed, brightly colored animals on the under $10 rack. We didn't argue, although the cat the Mae picked that meowed loudly about 5 times each time she squeezed it did "accidentally" find its way between a hammer and the cement patio at our campsite. #accidentshappen #babylandgeneral #helenga #cabbagepatchkids - posted by advodna_dave on April 25, 2016 at 04:59PM