We have made it successfully and safely to Athens, Georgia which is a cool and hip town, not as cool and hip as Asheville but still, pretty sweet with lots of pretty people. A lot of young people, mostly, as it is a college town and it would appear that the fashion-forward statement for young women right now is bralessness, halter tops, and cut off jeans shorts. Also, vintage high-waisted Levi's.
The drive up here was fine although I have to say that no one can turn a five-hour drive into a ten-hour drive like we can. We drive the backroads, mainly and when we did accidentally allow Siri to goad us into taking an interstate road, we both hated it and got back on to the roads leading through farms and fields and woods and tiny towns as soon as possible.
Quite by accident we found a Mexican restaurant in a very small little town that we'd eaten at a few years ago and we ate our lunch there. I swear to you- I often cannot remember what I ate for supper the night before but I knew as soon as we got to Sylvester, Georgia where the restaurant was and also the antique store right next door to it and sure enough- there they were.
We're both pretty exhausted now. Besides the fact that we drove all day, and that yesterday was insanely busy, our power went out last night about nine o'clock and didn't come back on until 1:45 a.m. which made things more difficult than they should have been including sleeping because it was not a cool evening. And of course when the power did get restored, all the lights in the house came on and where there had been complete silence and darkness there were suddenly fans and the air conditioner and lights on everywhere.
But we're here and I just love this little hotel. Here's what our room looks like.
And then we walked back to our little room-home and we are all settled in.