Tuesday, April 23, 2019


We started our trip in Savannah, Georgia, Marvin's home town. He had a meeting with the Savannah High Class of 69 reunion committee but we planned a long weekend to see some family while we were there.

We stayed at Marvin's sister's home. The neighbors had a kumquat tree full of fruit. It was so pretty but we think when the fruit all falls to the ground it will be a big mess.

On Thursday evening we rode out to Tybee Island to have dinner with Mina, her son, Benjamin and his wife, Ami.

It was our first visit to Stingrays.  Benjamin and Ami live on Tybee and are renovating an apartment to lease as an Air BandB. It looks so nice. We told them we would like to rent it sometime.

On Friday we spent the afternoon driving through some of our favorite neighborhoods and shopping down town on Broughton Street.

I have always admired this house. I altered the colors a bit as I did want to put a picture on my blog with any information on it.  This house reminds me of houses in Little Golden Books that I read to my children when they were small. The sun room on the right would be perfect for a stitching room.

Oh the Paris Market is a must visit shop if you are in Savannah.  I loved wandering around among the beautiful things. I bought a small piece that I brought him to use in some stitching finishing.

We stopped in at the Savannah Bee Company.

Don't you love their doors?

 Pardon the flash!! I picked up this book for Grimmwood. The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci. When I was checking out the young lady at the counter told me that the owners of Savannah Bee Company make all their new employees read this book. I have to say I found it informative and on my level.:)

Friday evening we had dinner at our favorite seafood restauarant.  They make the best fried shrimp!! We met up with Marvin's childhood friend, Charles....who our Charles is named after.  I really enjoyed spending time with his wife, Marcia. She is a cross stitcher too...we were off to the races discussing our shared hobby.

Saturday Marvin had his meeting so Mina and I went to a painting class sponsored by Generation One. It is a service for Senior Citizens and they have so many activities you could never be bored.  It is sponsored by one of the large hospitals in Savannah.  Saturday evening we had a cookout with some of the extended family. It is so good to sit, eat and visit.

Sunday morning we packed up and headed north. We tried  a new route to Grimmwood that bypassed Atlanta. It was a pretty drive and we did not get stopped in traffic.  If you are interested in our route...we took Interstate 16 from Savannah to Dublin Ga. We got on highway 441 to Athens then picked up 129 to Gainesville Georgia...then 53 to the cut off for Ellijay and from there skirting Fort Mountain to 411.  It will be our go to route from now on!


Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

What a fun time you had in Savannah. It is so good to get away!

Sandy said...

I love that house! Shoot, I love Savannah; such a pretty town. I enjoyed all the pictures and I also love taking the backroads. Lots more to look at even if it takes longer.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful place to spend time! So many great shops and restaurants. I like the route you took to travel too! Enjoy your day!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, it sounded like you had a marvelous time in Savannah. What fabulous pictures you shared! Those doors at the bee store were beautiful. I have a friend who would love them for her house.

Carol said...

I've never been to Savannah, but your photos make it very tempting, Arlene! Looks like a fun trip and so glad you found a better road to Grimmwood :)

Terri D said...

You seem to have had a great little get-away! Savannah is such an interesting and historical city. Taking the back roads is always the best and usually doesn't take any longer when you consider the traffic jams in the bigger cities. Atlanta is awful!

Mari said...

What a fun time! You packed a lot into your time away. I love the house and I always enjoy seeing Spanish moss on the trees.
Hooray for a back roads route!

RJ said...

I think Savannah is my very favorite city and we always enjoy going there. I have never gone to Tybee Island but want to. I will be asking you more questions about it.

Your whole trip sounded wonderful...good food, good shopping and good friends and family. What could be better? RJ

Mary said...

Oh, what a great trip. Did you have a nice time at the reunion? My friend Laurie and I have been trying to plan a trip to Savannah for the past couple of years, we both want to go and I'll be sure to stop at that French Market!!!