Saturday, June 7, 2008

Finally the first night in America........

Note: The segment I posted yesterday about the cabin in the mountains should have followed this one. I'm taking that one off and will post it again after this one to keep them in sequence. Much has been going on this week and I had a senior moment, or hour, or maybe even a day....does anyone relate?


Note: You might want to check out Marion's blog, Reflection of the Seasons, to get a different perspective on our visit......

After leaving the airport in Atlanta, we drove a little over an hour to Mindy, Chip, Davis and Drew's home rather than three hours to our home........





Mindy had prepared a delicious meal for us. Marion and John experienced their first southern dishes of fried chicken, baked pineapple, green beans, squash casserole, biscuits and FOUR LAYER CHOCOLATE DELIGHT..... Edward's favorite dessert or as our guests would say favorite 'pudding.'

After a night's rest, a tasty breakfast, we made plans for the day.....the little town nearby has many interesting shops and gorgeous antebellum homes (Imogene, Chip's Mom) gave us a guided tour and interesting tidbits about many of the homes....the ladies decided shopping was foremost. Edward, John and Davis drove out to the farm to look at the crops.......
Marion perusing 'In High Cotton'.......................
Betty, Imogene, Mary Hayes, Mindy and Marion after a delicious lunch at a popular tearoom.....the men opted to go for a 'man's meal'.
Deciding where we should go next.........let's go to Mary Hayes.....
A guest has beat us there........




Marion, Imogene and Betty on the patio......
Shutters keeping out the sun..........inviting rocking chairs.....
Imogene tries out the swing..................
We like the shelf in the breakfast room.......Mary Hayes has so many interesting collections and antiques handed down from her family.....she is a born entertainer...........
Next, we toured Imogene's friend's gorgeous garden or rather gardens.......It wasn't possible to include all the pictures I made ....
Who wouldn't want to swim in this unusual pool......
The outdoor kitchen........

Marion enjoying the view.......
Beautiful vistas in every direction........
Foxgloves, etc, galore.........
Back porch with masses of pink roses.......
Tiered geraniums........
Reflection pool................
We toured a second garden .....I really like the garage.....
Brick walkways, garden walls, statuary, flowers of all descriptions made this garden a treat to walk through......even had flowers that move themselves.....the swimming pool and outdoor fireplace were very inviting........

John, Marion, Mindy, Betty and Sandra.......
Imogene, Marion and Mindy
Finally back to Imogene's home after a busy but enjoyable day.....we collected Edward and John and headed north to the little cabin in the mountains........

7 comments:

Flip Flop Floozie said...

What are flowers that MOVE themselves? You have me curious now!! I love seeing what you guys done. keep up the posts. Sandy

Mary said...

Betty,

It looks like you all had a fabulous time. I love the gardens and the rocking chairs, the back porch and just everything. Thanks for sharing your friend's visit. I'm looking forward to your next post.

Blessings,
Mary

Cathy said...

I loved all your pictures, Betty. You really showed your guests a wonderful time.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a busy but wonderful day you girls had. Wish I could have come along too. ;-) It's so nice to see you two finally meeting and having such a wonderful time together.

BTW love that cute little doggy!

Thanks for sharing this lovely day with me Betty and it was great to see all your lovely pics! Looking forward to the next instalment. :-)

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I tagged you for a meme when and IF you have the time. Sandy

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Thank you so much for taking us with you by way of the pictures. It was all so beautiful, the people, the places, the flowers just everything. I especially would have love to have had tea with you ladies. It looked like such fun. connie from Texas

Oh, yes and about the senior moments, I've have been there and done that.lol

Betty said...

Betty, I really enjoyed seeing all the pictures you have posted today. Looks like you all had a really nice time. Wouldn't it be nice to have an outdoor kitchen? I would love that.