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Don’t Go Away Yet… Summer!

I just read a post by “This Blog Needs A Title”… Yes, that is the actual name of his blog… and that’s what caught my interest… the title …

He expresses his statements simply

and the last being…

Where has summer gone?”… http://thisblogneedsatitle.com/

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I don’t know… except it has been an unusual summer weather-wise here in Kentucky

not as many hot days…k10226537

not as many sunny days…

lots of rain all of a sudden…095b0617

dry days for weeks…

and then starts all over again…

Things I’ve done…

Went on vacation to Savannah… and Tybee Island… Making me want to move there…

I’m really very serious about this… but, no one really believes me…

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Have been on numerous short trips to some Casino Hotels… pbu0761

They pay for the room and the food… So, we take advantage of that… A night away is always good to clean out the cobwebs… vl0008b110

Have lost a family member… a brother-in-law… so sad for my sister and the rest of us… watching this coming about for over a year…k5673685

Have had a few lunch dates with my “girl” friends… Enjoying talking… good food… and browsing in shops…u23965518

Have kept up my water aerobics… but, weather has hindered that at times…x23686509

Have managed to get husband to YMCA… and he wants to join… An achievement I’m happy about!…u15313290

Have met so many nice people as acquaintances… and made a few new friends Isn’t that grand!

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and I have obtained a new jobteaching painting classes… That should help me stay busy this winter…x30276018

Things I would have liked to do:

Have my Grandkids more… They are busy with trips… ball games… friends… moved a little further away to a new house… Miss them!k5872361

Still haven’t zip-lined through the trees… b09989

Still haven’t made it to the drive-ink6801775

Still haven’t lost those pounds… k13970169

Still haven’t opened an Etsy Account to sell purses for kids that I like to make… 2839v3-max-450x450

Still haven’t done a few things (Repairs) around the house we need to make…k8994862

Still haven’t got a flowerbed fixed I’ve been wanting to redo…k13745297

Summer! You just need to give me more time!

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Could you just hold on for another month or two?

Our Day In Savannah…

Never had been to Savannah But. I have fallen in love with this lovely Southern City!

So beautiful with the moss hanging from the trees…

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We parked under these lovely moss laden trees…

There are 22 park-like squares throughout the city…

Designed by Gen. James Oglethorpe170px-JamesOlethrope

Savannah was the first planned city… and this plan is today called “The Oglethorpe Plan“… 

and the homes… some huge… but with a classical beauty

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The pastel colors… the laid back atmosphere… the water… the shops… the river traffic…

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We watched as this tugboat moved down the Savannah River…

The history… so fascinating…

I will go there again… A one time trip is not enough!…

It was only 20 minutes to Savannah from where we were at Tybee Island

Loved that!

We viewed the city as we drove through…

I take in all details… the colors, the people, the buildings, the decor…

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I knew we wanted to see the Riverfront

and we found it easily with the directions I had gotten off of a map from the Motel…

We parked… and found the rustic stone/brick steps going down to a lower street level….

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As you can see the steps are steep and original…

Immediately… the Savannah River is before you…

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One of my favorite photos I took…

We decided to go up one way since we seemed to have come down pretty much in the middle

We visited several shops… staffed with the friendliest people…

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This shop had every type of peanut you could imagine and open cans of each for tasting anything you wanted to try!

I tasted several!

We checked out a Store dedicated to all kinds of Honey… Tasting several as the nice young lady explained where they came from…

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Yummy!

We checked out a funky hat store… and It’s there I bought a pair of new sandalsNO, not a hat… I was in for some walking … and my old ones were on their last leg…

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I talked to this Artist ( Simba ) who painted on discarded items… Very friendly… origianally from Jamaica and going to school in Savannah…

There were numerous artists along the waterfront and even a lady singing… but, too far away to get a good picture…

We walked and looked in several shops and then decided to quench our thirst at an outside table area of the Dockside Restaurant…

They had Mimosa on special… and so I chose that…

Quite refreshing… Champagne and orange Juice…

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Bobby checking out the view as we had a refreshing drink…

We walked and viewed the bridge that crosses the River… and the ships that were docked…

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We watched the people and saw two River Paddle Boats…

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similar to our Belle of Louisville here in Louisville

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( The Belle )

We viewed a memorial for World War II Veterans shaped like a globe… very pretty!…

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We sat at benches along the River… and viewed the Open Air Market… full of all kinds of items for sale…

I asked the clerk at one of the shops I liked , “Where is “The Waving Girl” statue …I wanted to see this in particular after reading about it… and he said, “You are almost there… just pass the Open Market and where the greenery starts”…

We found her and I just loved it!… It represents Florence Martus (1869-1943) who supposedly greeted the sailors and fisherman returning home … By day she waved a handkerchief and by night a lantern… for 44 years…The staue was created by Felix de Weldon

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Another statue that was made popular by the book and movieMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil“…  called “The Bird Girl“… is replicated in smaller statues in lots of the shops we visited… Very pretty also!… I found out later it was moved from the “Bonaveture Cemetery” to the “Telfair Museum of Art”… Maybe next trip… I’ll get to see it in person…yhst-10599332836763_2273_58564033

A Statue depicting a remembrance of the suffering of Slavery was beautiful…

The words of Maya Anjelou were engraved on the base…

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We walked and looked until we finally had to give it up

Hopefully we will be able to make another trip to this beautiful city of Savannah!

Day #1… Vacation…

It’s taken me a few days to recuperate… Like it says, “I need a vacation to help me get over my vacation!”…
I knew I had walked a lot!…

to the pool…to the shops…to the pier…to the store…to the beach…on the beach…to eat

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I liked it!… so handy…
but, I wore out the flip-flops I brought with me…AdmiralInn_BANNERS_attrac1
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Needed for sure!…
Our hotel was handy…
Room on first floor – non-smoking- near snack machines/drinks/ice- near front door and right down the hall to the pool… 05922_g1
Everywhere we went the people were so friendly…
but, I know this from going to Georgia for 44 years

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My husband is from Maconso I have been many times

My youngest son used to tell my Mom and Dad…”Grandma and Papa… If you visit there… They are going to hug and kiss you!”…

and he was right!

Bobby hadn’t been to Savannah since he was quite young and had no remembrance of it… and never to Tybee Island

So, when I heard about it from a Facebook friend I knew from school…

I wanted to go!
and proceeded to make plans
I’ve learned… if you don’t make plans and start on them… it will never happen!…
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Leaving around 6:30am… it was quite foggy…

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Didn’t take long to hit the Tennessee line…

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After a quick pit stop… in Tennessee… we were on our way to Chattanooga

I was driving… so no photos through there…

Bobby got a Tennessee scratch off ticket and won $100.00… Nice way to start our trip!

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Atlanta traffic is always bad!… but, Bobby gets through with little hang ups…

just slow and easy is the way it’s done!

Our first stop was near Griffin, Ga… to spend the night with one of Bobby’s sisters and her husband…

Dinner ready… and delicious!…

Visiting with two of her sons… a daughter-in-law and a granddaughter…

Just love them!

We are totally at home at their house!

The next day after breakfast we headed to Gray , GA… near Macon, where Bobby grew up…

Staying with another sister/husband tonight…

with their daughter/grandson…

and seeing his 3rd sister/husband… their daughter/her son

After hugs and kisses…

and “sweet tea”…

we went to the cemetary of Bobby’s Mom, Dad, two brothers and a nephew…

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Since we have been married… he has lost his Mom, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, three brother-in-laws, 1 sister-in-law, a niece and a baby nephew…

Lots of memories were flowing…

We visited another nephew/wife… a friend of my family that has moved to Macon… and my oldest brother and his daughter were visiting her…

Icing on the cake!…

After returning… Jimmy prepared homemade BBQ… slaw… corn on the cob… baked beans… fresh tomatoes… and cake…

Can’t get better than that!

We would be heading out early… Anxious to get to the beach!

More to come…

Is It Finally Time To Leave???

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    It seems I’ve been going to take this vacation for a month… Well, I probably have…
    I had made the reservations over a month ago…
    I thought, “If I make the reservations.. it is really going to happen!”…
    Vacations for us can’t be made on the spur of the moment
    Money has to be available first thingk9179637 … and it seems everything tried it’s best to take what we had saved…cwa0003
    car repairs…
    house repairs…
    and numerous other things…
    But, I tried to hold on tight to what I could… after paying all of the bills for the month…
    I do feel safe in going… with the car thoroughly checked out
    The house is in orderEven clean!…
    Doug will be here to take care of our cat, Jill
    and he is very responsible!…
    I only had to get the fridge full and lots of drinks
    If he wants more he will have to go get it!…
    He worries a lot … so I left him with all of the numbers and addresses of the places we are staying…k3453684
    Good idea anyway…
    We are packed… x14795731

clothes… shoes…toiletries…swim suits/towels… beach chairs…medications…directions… and the car is filled with gask14237804 k0283067
And of course this week… gas goes up almost 40 cents on the gallon!…
the cooler has drinks… will put ice in tomorrow morning…k8506907
snacks bought… Even if Bobby says , “We don’t need to take any snacks… we can stop”…

As soon as we are a hundred… or less miles away from home…

he asks, “Did you put in any goodies?”
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We are visiting 3 sisters of his… in Georgia… on the way down… spending a few nights…
Then to Tybee Island 160px-Tybee-island-sunrise-ga1 … I mentioned it before in another blog…
Near Savannah Georgia which we hope to tour a little 220px-Eugene_Talmadge_Memorial_Bridge … but, the beach is what I’m looking forward to…k9883283
Since we’ve never been… it should be lots of fun checking everything out… and have heard it’s a really nice vacation spot
We are told we are in walking distance to lots of things 220px-Tybeelightright up our alley as they say!…
Looking forward to blogging about our trip… but, I might be quiet on my site for a few days…
Relaxing and enjoying our vacation!

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Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

Kim at Tranquil Dreams reminded me that I hadn’t made my Summer Bucket List

My Summer Plans

1. Plant more flowersbul0276

2. Go to pool at YMCA more… roof comes off in about a month!YMCA-SVG-Common_International_svg

3.  Go see my cousin in Illinois again with my husband and whoever else wants to go!270px-Illinois_in_United_States_svg

4. Vacation at Tybee Island, Georgia and Savannah with cousin and her husband… God Willing…

including visiting 3 sister-in-laws on the way…

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5. Put up a privacy fence near swing area and new porch rails… k11102756

6. Take some short trips… including a Zip-line tour through the trees… b09989

7. Going to drive-in… Haven’t been for many, many years… sounds like fun!k6791251

8. Going to our beautiful Amphitheatre in Iroquois Park for summer movies

They are FREE!…

Wreck It Ralph“, “Psycho”, “Lincoln”, “Ghostbusters“, “The Goonies“…

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9. Enjoying times with my kids and grandkids… Cook-outs , etc. k8907377

10. Watching my Granddaughter Taylor… graduate from High Schoolk6351412

11. A wedding of a nephew and a 50th Birthday Party for my niece… Fun!

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12. A get-away with my sister for at least a night… she deserves it… and we both need it!…k9436933

My list grew as I wrote… Isn’t that the way it is!… k9486576

Simple Times…but, fun to me… even the work in the yard! x19491403

Just A Little Preparation

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friend I’ve known since I first started working at Thomas Jefferson Middle School has been praising a place called… Tybee Island, GA

My husband… being from Macon85px-Seal_of_Georgia_svg

… had never heard of it… Can you believe that!…

I’ve been checking it out on the internet saf0034 … listening or rather reading what Pam had to say about this unheard-of little place… and she hooked me!…

I want to see it!…

A small town of around 3000 inhabitants… “Quaint”…  seems to be a word I hear a lot…

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It’s near Savannah GA… 17-18 miles from what I’ve read…

Refurbished beach houses… some hotels… bed/breakfast places..

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We usually procrastinate about going places…

So I made reservations this morning!… 5-1/2 months in advance…

Am I anxious???… Yes!… I can hardly wait!… k9465121k2883984

Pam is going to get back with me on places to eat… things to see… things to do and shops to visit…

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Of course we’ll find our own way to some things…

and touring Savannah 100px-Savannah_official_seal is a must!

There’s a new book out about the Hotel Tybee… by Harry George Spirides…

I plan on reading it before I visit…

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