Visiting the Market Common is also an ideal way to spend the day and eat incredibly delicious flatbread at Travinia Italian Kitchen. Of course, outside dining and shopping opportunities abound.
A must see for any traveler in the area is Brookgreen Gardens. Archer Huntington a well-known philanthropist and his wife, Anna Hyatt Huntington a noted 20th-century sculptor left it as their legacy. It is best to plan a few days in the 9,100 acre property, one of the top 10 Gardens in the U.S.A.
This museum Wheels of Yesteryears caught Roger’s attention…
We could not miss the GAA classic car auction in Greensboro, just 4 hours away. Roger purchased a 63 Volkswagen, just like his first car😊
We found Waldo in northern Florida 🙂 Actually it was named well before Waldo, the book character came to life. This town was named Waldo in honor of Dr.Benjamin Waldo. The name was probably selected by David Levy Yulee, president of the Florida Railroad. By February 1, 1859, the Florida Railroad was completed through Waldo to Gainesville.
Brunswick is in the midst of the Coastal Islands. Downtown historic Brunswick is host to quaint shops and an impressive marina.
Life slows down on Jekyll Island. There is a 25 miles per hour limit on this Golden Isle. The island is owned by the State of Georgia and run by a self-sustaining, self-governing body. Miles of walking and biking trails make it a most popular destination.
Beaches, classic cars and perfect walking weather… This is the Gulf Coast in Mississippi.
But during Hurricane season…maybe not…Hurricane Katrina caused 1 800 casualties in August 2005.
Thanks to then Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway, wood sculptures now line scenic Hwy 90. They are a creative tribute to the live oaks that lined the Hwy before the saltwater surge killed them at their very roots.
New Year’s Day! We are at Pearson International Airport in Toronto, expecting crowds. We are happy to find ourselves almost alone at U.S. customs. After spending December home, we are returning to our motorhome in Lebanon Tennessee near Nashville. When we left Canada beginning of November, Omicron was non existent in Canada and the U.S.
A young lady at Air Canada helps us enter all our information at the self check-in booth. It helps to look <older> and a bit helpless lol. When she tells us we can upgrade to business class for 100$, we accept. Good move in Covid Times. There is only one other person in business class.
Actually, the plane is only 1/3 full. We are super lucky that it was not cancelled.
We are rushed to board. They do not ask for proof of rapid test that we had to obtain the day before…
When the stewardess announces that they are distributing free pretzels because they do not have sandwiches for purchase, we find it odd. The pilot tells us to expect turbulence, especially nearing Nashville. That is not odd because the weather channel says 25 Celsius today and only 6 tomorrow…Cold front coming in.
Then, just before landing, the stewardess informs us that in the event that we need to exit the plane rapidly, we should leave our personal effects behind… Now that is odd!!
We land without anything more serious than turbulence. But 20 minutes later, it is pouring and the wind extremely strong. What luck!
The following morning, surprise, surprise, snow on the ground! Who would expect snow in Nashville?
No golf today lol
Roger is adamant he will visit the American pickers. Masks are mandatory at least.
They are located in the Marathon Village and home of the Marathon Motor Works Museum. The restoration of this 1881 building is quite impressive. The fact that it houses the museum, a brewery and so many special boutiques is amazing.
So many other points of interest in Nashville but this is not the time…