Thursday, May 29, 2008

Yay, cupcakes!

Today was our first Take Off Trip of the summer!  We went to Watkinsville, GA to see the sites...both of them.
We started with lunch at a little Italian restaurant (because Kim and I, we are ALL about the eats!)
Next we visited the Eagle Tavern Museum.  The Eagle Tavern began life as a fort around 1750,  making it, at the time, the farthest west any settlers had pushed from any of the 13 colonies.  It  was later a stagecoach stop on a route carrying students to the University of Georgia (and apparently, gained something of a reputation!)  It was spared the torch on Sherman's March to the Sea during the Civil War (or the War of Northern Aggression, as it's known locally!)
The kids always LOVE getting their picture made...
Next we visited Elder's Mill Covered Bridge, built in 1897 and moved to its current location over Rose Creek in 1924.  It is one of the few covered bridges in Georgia that still carry traffic.
There is a path off to the side of the bridge leading down to Rose Creek.  Which the kids HAD to ford!
And what road trip would be complete without a stop at the ice cream parlor? 
 This one even had checkers tables as lagniappe (that's a "little something extra" for all you non-Louisiana folk!)
The kids were excited to start our Take Off Tuesdays again...even if this one was on a Thursday!


Kim Thomas said...

This makes me want to come to Georgia!!! I love take off Tuesday's!!!!!

Looks like it was a blast!

Jinjer said...

Looks like so much fun! I would have totally had to go investigate Rose Creek!

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