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Vacation time

Posted Friday, May 23, 2008, at 11:56 AM

Yes, it is that time of the summer again.

This year, instead of wasting these precious days at home, my lady friend and I will be hitting the road early tomorrow morning to head to Savannah, GA. After a couple of days in this historic town, we will slowly head south, checking out some of America's oldest towns, hidden homes of mega-celebrities, and whatever else that falls into our path.

We will also work on our tans.

The journey ends in Titusville, FL, where we hope to see STS-124 take off from the Kennedy Space Center.

I'll be back June 2!


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Have a great vacation!

-- Posted by cherylrichardson on Fri, May 23, 2008, at 12:03 PM

Have a great time and keep a check on the gas prices that way..

-- Posted by rebelrose on Fri, May 23, 2008, at 12:36 PM

Enjoy your trip but use sunblock.

Y'all are too nice to get blisters and melanomas trying to look like beef jerky.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Fri, May 23, 2008, at 2:27 PM

Don't know if this is of any interest to you, but a little off the beaten path. Trinity Episcopal Church, 215 St. George St, St. Augustine, Fl., is in the historic district just across the boulevard from Flagler College. It is the oldest Protestant Church in Florida and contains some of the most beautiful stained glass to be found in the United States. There is one signed original Louis Comfort Tiffany window (the dove over the entrance). The sanctuary is small and open daily, free admission. Definitely worth a few minutes to be blown away by some of the most unbelievable glass in the Western world.

On the same note, a wonderful Louis Comfort Tiffany museum is in Winter Park, Fl. (part of greater Orlando and home of Rollins College). While the museum is great, it does not compare to the windows of Trinity. You may already be aware that Winter Park is a hidden retreat of many celebrities and uber wealthy, a hidden Shangra-La. A fun place to eat at a sidewalk cafe, and drive or stroll through street after street of unbelievable mansions with even more unbelievable landscaping.

-- Posted by dmcg on Fri, May 23, 2008, at 7:04 PM

I forgot to mention, we go to Savannah frequently. Two restaurants of merit, and usually frequented by locals:

Mary's Seafood & Steak House, 10002 Abercorn St. Savannah, Ga. 912-927-1300. A wonderful sort of quaint English charm with great food.

Elizabeth's on Thirty Seventh, 105 E 37th St., Savannah, Ga. 912-236-5547. Fabulous, old mansion built by the founder of Dixie Crystal. The food is worthy of the atmosphere. A call ahead to the executive chef and you can arrange an intimate dinner for two, pre ordered, once you arrive the fun begins. It is so nice not to deal with menus and ordering, allowing you to just enjoy each other's company. A fabulous evening, sure to impress your significant other.

We keep both these on speed dial.

-- Posted by dmcg on Fri, May 23, 2008, at 7:16 PM

We once drove through Savannah on our way south. It has been on my agenda ever since to go spend at least 1 night there. A childhood friend of mine has lived in Savannah & taught in a private school there for more than 30 years. I thought we would contact her & take her out to dinner.

We may have the opportunity to see Savannah again later this year after I finish a meeting in Charleston. Unfortunately, my friend passed away last month as a result of cancer which had plagued her on & off for years.

I don't think Savannah will be as enjoyable now.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Sat, May 24, 2008, at 11:06 AM

Since you are the only one that downs and takes up for the foreigners at the same time! Where were you Fri. Night when a hispanic ran out in the road in front of a 16 yr old girl at McDonalds? Where were you????? I did'nt see you there! No name, no address,just a hispanic????? Where were ALL of you??? I'd just like to know???

-- Posted by Disgusted on Sat, May 24, 2008, at 6:09 PM

Disgusted, I think all of that will be posted Sunday when they add to the site...

Btw, I was in town when that happened.. EXTREMELY scary, b/c all I saw were blue lights everywhere and no cars ... I feel bad for everyone involved.

And Brian, I'm glad you get to go on vacation... Reminds me of the one thing our president knows how to do... Vacation.

-- Posted by jesuslovesevery1 on Sat, May 24, 2008, at 8:59 PM

And what exactly is a vacation??? With the way the economy is these days, and gas prices, vacations are becoming way out of reach.

-- Posted by bratgirl1216 on Sun, May 25, 2008, at 9:35 AM


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