Guess where I spent last week.
I know summer has been over for a few weeks now,
but my sister Nanniepannie and I
took a late vacation this year.
We spent the last week of September
lazing on the beach at Hilton Head, SC.
Hilton Head is beach and...
Although we don't golf, we found plenty of other things to enjoy.
There are miles and miles of lovely trails for walking or...
These two were complimentary with our condo.
This sign was posted just across the car park
from our condo's front door.
It was one of several like it.
When I first saw it, I thought it was
placed there for local color.
Nancy snapped this one while on a bike ride.
The one I saw was swimming in a canal,
directly under a small bridge walkway
I was crossing.
We took a day trip to Savannah,
which was only an hour's drive away.
Be still my heart, I am smitten with Savannah.
The city was built on a grid pattern and
has twenty two squares, like the one above,
spaced every few blocks.
So, walking this "garden-city" is enchanting.
The architecture and charm of the historic district
had me wondering how I can manage
to live there someday.
We had lunch at Paula Deen's, Lady and Sons Restaurant.
I adore Paula, love watching her on television,
and often use her recipes.
That being said, the restaurant was
a bit of a disappointment.
She's so vibrant, I expected the restaurant
and food to be the same.
It wasn't. It was typical comfort food buffet,
which you can find anywhere in the South.
There are plenty of decor and interesting shops
A particular favorite of mine was
"The Paris Market."
You get the idea!
I'm the kind of person who enjoys the merchandising of
a shop's goods as much as the goods themselves.
I love looking at and analyzing displays.
The Paris Market was outstanding with its displays.
(Come back Wednesday, when I'll share more
eye candy from there.)
After a stop in Charlotte yesterday at IKEA
(Nancy and I can't get within fifty miles of an
IKEA without stopping),
we got home last night to a house so cold
we had to crank up the heat for the first time
Summer is now officially over.