The destination for our weekend was Perry, Ga.
It was founded in 1823 and was named for
Commodore Oliver Perry, a hero of
the War of 1812. It is home to about ten thousand
people, the Georgia National Fair (every Oct.),
and the New Perry Hotel...which is not new at all!
It was built in1870 and rebuilt in 1925
(thus the new in its name).
It is also a Registered National Historic Landmark.
This guy greeted us as we pulled in the parking lot.
This magnolia tree graces the front left corner.
You can see how huge it is by comparing
it to the height of the building.
Happy flowers surrounded the front door.
The lobby had comfortable seating, a silver tea service...
and a grand piano!
The front desk and staircase.
An old victrola graced the desk...
and there were records!
The dining room where we ate dinner one night
and breakfast one morning.
How long has it been since you had a hotel room key like this?
One of the double beds in our room...
the bathroom, and
a coke bottle opener! I was tempted to go buy
a glass bottle of diet coke just so I could use it!! -)
And there were more flowers by the pool.
It was a pretty, quaint place to stay.
Next time, a little tour of the town!