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Friday, January 31, 2014

Sights of the South

Bonjour Ya'll!
We're still camping here in South Georgia, taking a much needed break from the cold and snowy arctic Midwest!  Today we visited downtown Valdosta, and had lunch at the nicest restaurant called "Steel Magnolias" (love the name!).

 I also love the quote on their chalkboard!!
 Cute little outdoor tables, with chairs painted my favorite shade of aqua blue.
I'd read many good reviews of the restaurant on line, and knew this was a place after my own heart, as soon as I spotted those cute folding chairs!
I also fell in love with all the gorgeous mirrors on the wall!
 The wall behind me had the neatest wallpaper, again with that pretty aqua.
Our lunch was delish, we will definitely eat there again!
 Below are some photos I snapped of a cute shop we went in.  It was full of all sorts of painted furniture and home decor.  I was a bit shy to snap any photos inside, so these are of their window displays.
 Love that neat birdcage!
 Great vintage furniture transformed with chalk paint.
 I fell in love with this Frenchy chair!
 The next photo I took in another nearby town.  It's their courthouse,  I really loved that amazing architecture and the neat silver dome.
 Ok,back home at the rv, here is our Katie taking a little break.
 She loves camping, and especially loves the long hikes we've been taking her on each day!
I'll be sure to share more photos with you in future posts. 
Have a great weekend!


Bente said...

Hi dear Donna. What a great trip you have. LOVE that chair too. I see I have missed some posts here. Have been very busy and lazy visiting blogland.
You have plenty snow back home. Can you imagine, we have nothing here, so far.

Wish you a great weekend

Hugs from here

NanaDiana said...

What a cute restaurant and shop, Donna. Looks like your girl is enjoying her trip, too! You are not missing a thing weatherwise up here (well, except stuff you would want to miss). xo Diana

Joyce Mayer said...

Oh my goodness, that Courthouse, we've been there and it brought back some fun memories but so glad to be up in the NC mountains.


Debby said...

Great photos. Good picture of you and your little girl. Her second picture looks like she is listening to you about something. The sunshine looks so warm. Stay where it is warm.

Tete said...

What a wonderful place to be. I so remember your trip from last year, so I know you will have a wonderful time there. Happy Birthday to Katie! Enjoy the sunshine and all the hikes, the fun shops and of course all of the great food you find! Soak up some warmth for me!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like you are having a great time, Donna...wonderful photo of you! That sign is too funny!

Tete said...

I just went back to check to see if my memory was right before I said anything. It was this trip last year that Emily crossed over. Amazing how much healing can happen when you open your heart to a new love, especially if that new love comes with a wagging tail...you know Katie was born just for you. God knew your arms would soon be empty and he made her extra cute. ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

You take the best trips!! I love the pictures and your adventures! And I love that your little baby is part of it all! :)


Celestina Marie Design said...

Hi Donna, What a darling place to have lunch. Love the wonderful pics you share of the pieces on display. Love that French chair too You look so pretty at the table with that unique wallpaper behind you.
I bet you are gathering lots of creative ideas.
Katie is a doll too and looks right at home in the rv.
So glad you are having fun and enjoying better weather.
We hit 75 degrees yesterday. Yahoo it was great!! But Superbowl will bring us cold and possibly ice. Can you believe that??
Have a great weekend.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Valdosta is a nice little town. Is the courthouse in Moultrie?? That is where my kids grew up. Little Southern Town!


Musings from Kim K. said...

What fun adventures you are having! You are so darn cute. I'm cheering your this evening with my own glass of wine. Do I dare tell you that we got another six inches of snow in the last 24 hours and another storm is coming our way in a few days!!! I swear we live in Alaska.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Glad you're having a fun trip down South! Love the pics!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Hi Donna, I am so glad to hear you escaped the cold. I'm shivering just thinking about it. That shop looks like it had tons of goodies, but I know what you mean by snapping photos. Thanks for sharing what you did. Have a great time with your precious little Katie.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

So happy to see y'all are having a great time down South, Donna. I'm jealous, as we brace for another snowstorm tomorrow. That cute cafe is so YOU and you look happy & adorable with that nice glass of wine. :)

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how fun! Katie looks like "pardon me I was trying to sleep"

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I just love pictures of Katie and oh I love that wall paper behind you!


Jan Tanis said...

Oh, I love that chair, too! Sounds like you're having a warm and delightful time! Katie's so cute, posing on the bed.