"Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world."

Gustave Flaubert

Savannah GA: Row houses with ironwork

Sweet Savannah — Pretty homes and favorite spots

Savannah is amazing with the town squares and the hanging moss and the French Colonial houses. It’s brutally romantic. David Morrissey Ah, Savannah. One of the most visited, most talked about, and most photographed cities in the South. And with good reason. It popped up on Southern Living‘s list of The South’s Best Cities 2020, […]

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Savannah, GA - Fountain in Forsyth Park

Sweet Savannah: City of parks and squares

Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city. Marty Rubin One of the most lasting impressions you’ll have of Savannah, Georgia, is that of the parks and squares throughout this lovely Southern city. Thanks to James Oglethorpe who laid out Savannah in 1733, residents and visitors can enjoy the peacefulness that comes with strolling […]

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Honey Crunch Peanut Butter Cups, Chocolat by Adam Turoni, Savannah, GA

Sweet Savannah: Foodie Finds

We’re not food writers. Don’t pretend to be. Just two travelers who love to eat, but not on any kind of schedule. We eat as we go by dropping into an interesting place or trying out a recommendation from someone who’s been there, done that. Like re-acquainting ourselves with Gryphon (227 Bull Street), the little […]

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Mercer family graves, Bonaventure Cemetery

Sweet Savannah: Bonaventure Cemetery

Known as one of the prettiest cemeteries in America, Bonaventure Cemetery should be on everyone’s tour of Savannah, Georgia. Located only three miles outside the city, Bonaventure welcomes you with peaceful, old live oaks dripping with Spanish moss — a backdrop for interesting headstones, family plots, and marble statuary paying tribute to those who have […]

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Wormsloe Historic Site, drive

Sweet Savannah: Wormsloe Historic Site

If you’ve thumbed through brochures enticing you to visit Savannah, Georgia (and you should, you know!), you’ve probably been charmed by a dreamy photo of the main drive lined with over-arching live oaks leading to Wormsloe Historic Site. The site was home to Noble Jones (1702-1775), a humble carpenter who later distinguished himself as a […]

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Blue quilt with colorful stars

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #141: Geometry

Hidden within the architecture of material existence are the geometric forms, the building blocks which make life possible as we know it. Simple Quantum Living Simply stated, geometry is everywhere. So finding examples for Patti’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week meant that searching wasn’t the difficult thing . . . it was selecting. Everywhere we […]

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Surfer calls it a day at St. George Island

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137: Soft

Ann-Christine’s challenge this week immediately brought to mind the softness of fog and gentle rains mentioned in poems by two of my favorite American authors. In the photo above, fog and mist crept in quietly as a cat — unexpectedly yet swiftly — forcing the surfer on St. George Island, Florida, to “hang it up” […]

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Rodeo tribute: Ft. Worth Stockyards

On the move: Ft. Worth Stockyards

Our last stop in Texas had us following the website advice: “kick up your heels” in Ft. Worth Stockyards Historic District. And if you like all things old, new, and cowboy, too . . . well, you’re in luck! Cross-Eyed Moose A short walk from Springhill Suites Ft. Worth Stockyards (a stay we heartily recommend) […]

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Magnolia Home in Waco, TX

Inside Magnolia Home

If you visit downtown Waco, Texas, so you can tour the buildings around The Silos, prepare to be amazed. Chip and Joanna Gaines, creators of the TV series “Fixer Upper” on HGTV and owners of The Silos, expanded at least four downtown blocks into properties that support product and design elements made famous by the […]

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The Silos, Waco, TX - Chip & Joanna Gaines

Silos Baking Company and famous last words!

“Sure. Let’s go see what this place looks like. I saw it on HGTV. But I’m telling you: I’m not buying anything. Watching my weight, you know.” Well, you can guess how that turned out. It was our first day in downtown Waco, Texas, at the Magnolia complex. And now, since Discovery+ network has just […]

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