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