Trying to document a girls' trip, with a manual focus lens, under overcast skies, while wine tasting at multiple vineyards, on an empty stomach, will humble you. 

I took so many photos while we were in Helen, but only a few of them came out somewhat in focus. Still, this getaway was definitely one for the books, the kind that makes me realize why I'd much rather invest my time and resources in experiences over things. Good memories have no price tag.

We walked around downtown for a bit, thought about grabbing lunch, then decided to jump straight to the self-guided winery tour instead because we "just weren't that hungry," and all the vineyards were closing in the next few hours. The views were absolutely gorgeous, and I literally stopped the car to take pictures.

After the fourth winery, we realized we really should've eaten... so we went back to the hotel to drop off our bags and head back out for dinner. Six hours later, we woke up.

It was midnight. All the restaurants were closed, so we had to drive 30 minutes to the closest 24-hour Walmart in search of food.

Like I said, one for the books.

Yonah Mountain Vineyards
1717 GA-255
Cleveland, GA 30528

Serenity Cellars
265 Laurel Ridge Rd
Cleveland, GA 30528

Sylvan Valley Lodge and Cellars (also a quaint bed & breakfast!)
747 Duncan Bridge Rd.
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Habersham Winery
7025 S Main St.
Helen, GA 30545