Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

Rather than tell you about our recent travels in full detail, thought I'd just share fragments of them with you.  Now, aren't you glad you do not have to read all the "itty bitty" details.  Okay, here we go.........

Hubby and I left on Saturday morning, April 6th headed to Savannah, Georgia.  We had never been and decided that we needed to go and I ordered the Frommer's guide and began planning back in January.

We stayed at The Mansion on Forsyth Park and a mansion it was.  I highly recommend it!  When we arrived there was some type of festival going on in the park across the street and there were a bazillion people in attendance.  We were not sure we had made such a good choice at first, but by dark it was over and the folks had gone home. ~thank goodness~

  Our first evening there we met Tim who was a driver for Royal Bike Taxi.  We hired him to take us around and "introduce" us to Savannah.  Tim is a native of Savannah and knew everything there was to know about the city and shared it with us while showing us the landmarks of the city.  We enjoyed Tim so much and liked that way of seeing the sights, so we arranged to spend another 4 hours with him on Tuesday.  It was so much fun talking with Tim and we found out very quickly that he was a Christian with a testimony that would bring tears to your eyes.  I can't recommend Tim enough either!

We ate at the famous Lady and Sons, Vinnie's Pizza , Fiddlers, and the Gooseberry Patch, to name a few.  We saw beautiful old homes, the School of Art and Design (better known as SCAD), several parks, the river walk and lots and lots of candy companies.  On Monday we traveled over to Hilton Head to check out the beach and we were surprised at how many families were there.  It was obvious that many schools were still enjoying Spring Break that week.

 One of the high lites of our time in Savannah was touring the beautiful St. John the Baptist Cathedral in downtown.  We have been to many cathedrals, churches and such over the years and this one would rate right at the top for sure.

We had originally planned to be in Savannah until Thursday morning but decided on Tuesday that we'd just about done all there was to do and decided to go on to Gainsville, Ga. to visit Hubby's sister and her husband a day earlier than we had planned.

They are such gracious hostesses and always succeed at making our time together most enjoyable.

The high lite of our time with them was going to the gorgeous Gibbs Gardens, located in Ball Ground, GA (about 45 minutes from Gainsville).  Jim Gibbs is the founder of Gibbs Gardens and it started out as a 300 acre private family estate in 1980. Gibbs had a dream of creating a world class public garden.  He worked on it for 30 years, creating 220 acres of landscaped gardens, streams, ponds and lakes, surrounded by hillsides covered with woodlands. As you can tell from the above photos, it is like walking through a little piece of paradise.  It is often referred to as, Georgia's Secret Garden.  And, I highly recommend it as well.

It was a fun 8 days but as we always say, there is no place like home.
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This scripture brings such comfort after the week of tragedy and turmoil that so many have faced this week.  Blessings my friends!

    

 
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

14 comments:

  1. Sounds like it ended up being a great trip! To me Savannah is like a smaller Charleston with a European flair. So interesting! And what fun to see family - icing on the cake! Have a lovely weekend, sweet Lea!

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  2. Savannah is on my wish list. Looks so pretty there. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I'm a little jealous of you for getting to stay in that mansion! Goodness how gorgeous.

    Have you read Eugenia Price? You say Savanna and I think Eugenia.

    However I think my fave of her books was the last one in the St Simon Island series.

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  4. It ALL sounds soo wonderful! I'd love to see every bit of it someday. Glad you had a good time. Enjoy your week-end!

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  5. Beautiful pictures. You've got me pining for the Low Country. ;-) We've never toured the St. John the Baptist Cathedral ... and the next time we're in Savannah, I think that is definitely on my list. And perhaps staying at the Mansion on Forsyth Park, too. ;-) Glad you're back home, safe and sound. As much fun as traveling is, it's always great to get back home, isn't it?

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  6. Awe! Now I want to go on vacation!

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    Colletta

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  7. So thankful you had a great time. Oh the garden is beautiful! Have a lovely weekend.

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  8. Sounds like a lovely trip. I don't mind details : )

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  9. Great trip! I've been saying I want to go to Savannah for a long time! And those gardens on the second leg of your trip! Gorgeous!

    I love that scripture and it is really comforting at a time like this!

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  10. Ohhhhh! It looks and sounds like such an awesome trip! Savannah, GA is one of the places I'd like to visit, too. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you until that happens! :)

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  11. What beautiful pics, Cici. I have never been to Georgia, but would love to go, especially to the famous Lady and sons.

    I am starting all over in blogland, and would love for you to stop by sometime.

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  12. Psalm 91 is one of my favorites!

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  13. What a lovely trip! I've never been to Savannah but it's on my list. And I definitely want to go to many of the places you listed. I'll check back with you when I get to go.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  14. This looks like a WONDERFUL trip!

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!