When we left Warm Springs, we headed up the road
to LaGrange, Ga.
We had reservations here... where the reviews
said we would be treated warmly...
and we were!
This is the scene that greeted us when
we walked in the door...
almost like coming home!
After a little rest and dinner, we took
a swim in the pool.
And, no, to answer your question...
there are no pictures of us in our swimsuits! -)
After breakfast, we packed up and headed to
This mural greeted us as we started around the square.
The tree-lined streets were pretty...
...and the shops were interesting.
We loved the name of this one !
When we got to the corner where we turned to go to
our lunch destination, we saw this impressive building.
Can you guess what it is?
The movie theater!!!
|We ate lunch here...|
...and had ice cream here!
Cute retro decor!
This is the town square. It was lush and green...
...and huge crepe myrtles!
Neat benches, huh?
The statue is of LaFayette, who visited the area in 1825.
The city was actually named after his country
estate near Paris.
LaFayette was a French general who helped
us defeat England in the Revolutionary War.
LaGrange was also the home to the
Callaway family who founded the famous
Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Ga. in 1952.
It is a resort complex that covers 13,000 acres
and is visited by over 750, 000 people each year.
Here is where we spent most of our time...
looking at lots of pretty things!
I thought of many of you as I browsed...
I've come to know some of the things
that are dear to you.
This basket reminded me of Kim and
her beloved chickens!
And this flax spinning machine brought
Debbie, the spinner of wool, to mind.
I know Marianne, a lover of all things vintage,
would have enjoyed seeing these.
And though it is not a John Deere,
I did think of Judy and her life on the farm
when I saw this great little tractor
I made one small purchase here, but I'm going
to wait until later to tell you about that! :-)
We stayed until they were ready to lock the door
and then we hit the road for home.
We really did have a wonderful time...
lots of talk and laughter...
good food and fun!
We had not taken a trip together in a long time...
we won't wait that long again! :-)