Sunday, July 8, 2012

Road Trip 2012, part II.


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On Wednesday the girls and I left Atlanta and drove south to Tifton, Georgia where my sister Marian and her family live. Marian kindly hosted a Happy Hour that afternoon for her friends to stop by and visit with me. She had prepared a beautiful spread of delicious food, and I thoroughly enjoyed the chance to spend time with her nice friends.

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Marian, me, and my niece Guinn

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Vivian loved Marian's dog Tallulah

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Dinner with Marian's family

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Waiting to pick up Marian's son Henry from his day camp

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Henry's camp, Winshape, was sponsored by Chick-Fil-a. Vivian was very glad to meet the Chick-Fil-a cow. She walked over and gave him a hug and then promptly told the cow he needed to go back to the barn


On Friday we left Tifton and drove to Thomasville, Georgia where my friend Anne-Murray's son was getting married the following day.

I have always thought Thomasville was the prettiest town in Georgia. It is in the far southwest corner of the state and is one of the few areas Sherman missed when he burned his way to the sea during the Civil War. Thomasville thus retains many huge old oak trees and historic plantations.

Robert and Will flew into Tallahassee Friday afternoon and drove the hour north to Thomasville to join us.

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Beautiful downtown Thomasville

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Vivian didn't mind strolling up and down the main street, but she balked whole-heartedly at going in any stores. Never mind that it was unbelievably hot and humid outside {sigh}

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We took turns going into shops and waiting outside with Vivian

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Dressed for the wedding Saturday. My wonderful sister and her kids drove over from Tifton to babysit Vivian at our hotel during the ceremony and reception

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Will and Dots with our friends Cynthia and Larkin before the wedding

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The bride's parents were also married in this beautiful old church

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Me with Anne-Murray and Cynthia at the reception


To be continued...

5 comments:

JMW said...

Looks like it's been a wonderful get-away - being able to reconnect with family and old friends. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Mom on the Run said...

Love Will's suit! And I've recently been through Tifton a bunch of times since Josh is going to Valdosta State. In 29 days!

It's fun to go "home", isn't it?

Gigi said...

Great pictures. Looks like a fun trip!

3 Peanuts said...

Can I just say that you all look great but Will looks awesome in his seersucker suit and bow tie. Such a Southern gentleman!!!!!

linda said...

You all look beautiful!
-linda,ny