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Wednesday, July 25, 2012


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
historic downtown.

 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...

...with caladiums...

 ...and petunias...

 ...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! :-)


  1. Been to Warm Springs and La Grange too - my daughter looked at that school for college. You had such a great time and those photos were so pretty!


  2. No, we won't make it that long till we go off together again! LaGrange was wonderful! Enjoyed every minute. Love you!

  3. Sounds like so much fun.... I'll bet the two of you talked and talked and talked... That's what I do when I get with my old friends...

    What a nice little place to stay and visit... It looks like it would be so much fun. Love the Caladiums and of course the Crepe Myrtles...

    Thanks for sharing.. Glad you two had fun!

  4. What a great get away Miss Debbie. I wouldn't have shared bathing suit shots either...
    I enjoy exploring these kinds of towns and those kinds of shops! Glad you had a good time with your friend.

  5. I am so glad that basket reminded you of me. :) It was a very cute basket. It looks like such a nice way to spend a weekend. I love all of the things you found. That flax spinner was wonderful.

  6. nice tour of LaGrange -- but what I really like in this post is your blouse - so pretty!

  7. Okay gotcha in my mind now! Lovely. sandie

  8. Thanks Rebecca, but that's my friend in the colorful blouse! :-)


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