Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Geezers Get South

Hello from two Geezers who are seat-weary, but glad to have left the snow behind. Day 2 had us up moving early, considering our 2:30 AM bed time. After a delectable Days Inn continental breakfast (did you know that WonderBread makes bagels?), we hit the road at 8:45, going south on I95. Starving by noon, we tried the GPS search method for something sounding like a non-chain restaurant. We got off the exit for Yemassee, SC and struck out on two places – neither was open for lunch.

Then Mike spotted a tiny antique shop, also advertising sandwiches. A short time later, basking in the sun in our T-shirts at an outdoor table, we feasted on the special of the day, wonderful tuna melts and fruit cup. Paula Flowers, the shop owner and a vivacious, energetic entrepreneur, gave us a great commentary on the surrounding low-country area. She runs the combination shop, plus a bed & breakfast and seems to be the one-woman chamber of commerce! Now we have an invitation to return here on our way home in a few weeks.

Paula and Mike outside her shop - note the lace table cloths!

Later, we got tired of I95 and took a cut-off through the pine flats of Georgia, north of the Okefenokee Swamp. Finally reaching Tallahassee after dark, we picked up a kayak from friend Andy's house (he's away). We're afraid we scared his wife, who he neglected to tell about this. Now we've gotten him in trouble...

On the road again, we are headed across I10. Tomorrow we make a brief stop in Mississippi and go on to New Orleans. That will be the last of our long travel days for a while – yeah!


  1. Very cool! Glad you guys are having a good time. All is missing here is the deep freeze...brrr. Save travels!

  2. Pictures like this one are the reason I follow your blog.