Thursday, July 30, 2009

Homes of Atlanta

One of the things I remember the most about my last visit to Atlanta was the charming neighborhoods and beautiful southern homes. Today after Dennis got back from his meetings I asked him to drive me around so we could explore. Unfortunately for me it started to rain. Not just a little rain, but a "can hardly see the car in front of you downpour"! So I didn't get to take any pictures. Instead when I got back to the hotel I got online and found some to share with you.

All of these homes are for sale. They are priced between $550,000 and 1.6 million.
Just for fun if you'd like to see inside these and other homes like them visit this website.....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Summer is Coming to an End

It's the last week of July. School starts in a few weeks, August 12th. Fooball starts next week, August 3rd. Summer is coming to an end. We've had a lot of fun traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks MO in June. In July Logan went to New Orleans to rebuild Hurricane Katrina homes, Isaiah went to church Camp in Washington IN and Jodie went to Charleston and Savannah with a friend. We're rounding out our summer travels this week as we have tagged along with Dennis to Atlanta GA. We are still crossing our fingers that our dear friends that were supposed to meet us here this week can still come!

I'll leave you with a picture of the beautiful Atlanta skyline. I hope to have pics of my own to post soon!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Tigger!

Last birthday of the month, isaiah's was july 12, mine was july 13 and today is our girl Tigger's birthday. She is 9 years old today! That's 63 in dog years.

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! We love you and could not have asked for a better dog!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Savannah Day 2

I'll start day 2's post with a few more Paula Deen pics that I forgot to post yesterday.

For those of you who are planning a trip to Savannah, my advice is plan only one day from morning till dark. Stroll down the canal and visit the shops. Tour the Mercer House Mansion. Walk around or drive around and see the beautiful cobblestone streets and beautiful/ charming homes located on little garden square blocks. Find the Gullah Man and say hello from me and listen to him tell a story. He's a good storyteller and then buy one of his creations. Visit Paula Deen's Lady and Sons restaurant (see previous post for reservation instructions). Then call it a day. We did not find too much to do there. I wish we could have driven out to Tybee Island to see the ocean. I'm so glad that we decided to head to Charleston later that day. Much, much more to see and do!

Me with my baby~

Grass weaver

The guy behind me must think I'm crazy!

This is Gullah Man. You can search for him on you tube. He's worth talking to!! In this photo he is weaving a rose with his eyes closed telling us the story of how he became a master weaver.

The Savannah skyline from our hotel across the canal
The hotel pool ..... awww, it was a good as it looks!!

My friend Michelle who I traveled with.

This is the Old Pirate House resturant. We ate lunch here. They have good wraps and pirates dreesed up and in character giving tours all day. Fun place.
The Mercer house mansion
Fence around Mercer House

The Cobblestone streets ~ hard to walk on that's for sure!
Our hotel

Next we'll tour Charleston and it's many beautiful doors and iron gates!!
Until then, thanks for stopping by!

Savannah Day 1

What do you do when two out of three of your kids head off to Mission Trips and Camp? You go back to someplace you've lived before and visit friends. I flew back down to NC to visit my friend Michelle. We could have been content to stay at her place on the lake, but we decided instead to head farther south and visit a few places we'd never seen. I'd never been to Charleston and Michelle had never been to Savannah, so that's exactly where we went.

Savannah Day 1

Paula Deen's Resturant
We didn't eat at Paula's restaurant. We talked about it, but when we found out that you had to get there at 7:30a.m. and form a line that would wrap around the building, wait to see the hostess, get a slip that would tell you what time to return for either lunch or dinner, we thought it was too much work just to eat a fried chicken buffet. I bet it would have been good though!

Savannah has a beautiful waterfront shopping district. We enjoyed strolling along taking photos of everything and everyone. Here are a few quick snaps.

More trip photos to come!
Thanks for stopping by.