While we were in Helen this past weekend, we took a few minutes to stop by a place called Goats on the Roof (even though it was rainy and chilly, hence the dark photos). When I saw a sign announcing that it was up ahead, I assumed it was just the crazy name of some souvenir shop or something. While it was somewhat a souvenir shop, it did indeed have goats on the roof!
You could even feed the goats using foot power! They had these bicycles rigged up with feeding cups. You put your food in the cup, pedaled away and the cup would be delivered to the goat. The kids loved it!
They also had some mining set up for free. The man working there assured Larkin he wouldn't find anything. Way to dash the hopes of the young, fella. However, as you can see above, Michael celebrated his discovery of some gold.
So often while traveling I see places on the side of the road where I wish we could stop. I love when we can take the time to visit little gems like this. I guess I love to feed our curiosity. Not to mention, the benefit of just getting the kids out of the car. You never know what sorts of things you will find. Like these lovely folks just up the road at Fred's Famous Peanuts.
Do you like to stop at places like this? Do you have any favorites?