I haven't posted lately because I had so much to do to get ready to go on a little trip. We go to a pastor's conference each year (although we didn't go last year) in Florida. We really look forward to going each year for many reasons. Most of the pastors who come are really needing a renewal of sorts. A recharging of their batteries, so to speak. If you are the pastor, sometimes you need hear a sermon from someone else! I love hearing different pastors preach all day and night ! And the music is just awesome!
So we are looking forward to getting to the conference the end of this week.
This year we decided to take a few days before the conference and take a little "side trip" to Savannah, Georgia. We have always wanted to go there and it's just a few hours north of our destination in Florida.
I wanted to show you a few pictures of what we have spent looking at today!
We are staying in the historical district. It is charming and full of parks, historical statues , homes and museums.
We toured the Owens-Thomas house today. I was fascinated by the interiors of this 1800's house in the fact that the original house had wood painted in a faux marble finish on the baseboards. Looked like the real thing!
The gardens, even in the middle of January, were just beautiful. I can't imagine what it would look like in June!
Wouldn't you know Hubs and I would find historical churches interesting. We have been in many very ornate churches in Nicaragua and Romania. This was a Lutheran church which is open to the public daily. It had the most beautiful doors ( I love doors) and of course, the stain glass was really something
to take in!
See, I told you I loved doors! Aren't these just gorgeous?
There are so many interesting buildings to look at......I love the architecture of the "brownstone" look.
This picture shows the Spanish moss that hangs in nearly all the trees. I think I have bought moss in a sack before....maybe it comes from Georgia!
We got the chance to eat at Paula Deen's Lady and Sons restaurant for lunch today. We were told to go by in the morning to sign up to get a place for lunch. We signed up and they told us to be there by 11:45. We were given a card to take in and they sent us to the third floor.
The first thing the waiter brought us was a hoe(?) cake and the best biscuit I've ever had. I had never had a hoe cake but I intend to look up the recipe when I get time. It was delicious. You pour a little syrup on it. It was like a cornbread pancake!
Do you like the lacy doily on the table? Thought it was a nice touch! Hubs might have thought it was a little too"girly" but he really enjoyed the food!
This afternoon we drove out to Tybee Island to look around. It was a little windy and chilly to really
enjoy the beach. But it was beautiful!
This little seagull stood still for the longest time and I took numerous pictures of him. Guess he gets use to the tourists!!