Sunday, June 8, 2008

Whirlwind vacation

We packed a lot of driving miles into 6 short days! Savannah did not disappoint - what a gorgeous old southern city she is. We visited the historic district and enjoyed the beautiful squares filled with moss-draped old trees, flowers and monuments. Our daughter's wish to dine at Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady & Sons, was fulfilled. And though her hope that Paula would magically appear didn't materialize, she did buy a couple of Paula's autographed cookbooks, and a lovely coffee mug that will remind her daily of the visit. We visited nearby Tybee island where we played on the beach for a short time, bought a few souvenirs, and got a parking ticket (not the happiest of memories since we had earlier paid for parking then moved to a new area near some shops that we didn't realize required paid parking!).
Along the way we visited DeSoto Falls near
Mentone, Alabama - beautiful!

We meandered through Augusta, Athens and Gainesville, GA as we headed back toward Missouri. One of our favorite stops was in Franklin, TN - where hubby got to visit the Darrell Waltrip car dealership and I happened on to some yard sales and brought home a few little treasures!

We saw a lot of beautiful scenery in our trek through Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. I daresay we won't try to pack that many miles into a week or less again - too little time to enjoy it all.

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