There’s Reading and Then There is READING

20 Jul

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

 

Yesterday, I decided that husband and I needed to go on an “outing”. He had spent the early part of the week painting his workshop and we needed a change of scenery. Traveler’s Rest in Georgia is a historic plantation I had been wanting to visit so I went online and found the address and read all the pertinent information. I say I read it, but did I really? I must not have because when we arrived there, Traveler’s Rest was closed. A sign stated its hours to be Saturday and Sunday only. We walked up on the porch and marveled at the rough wood. The original structure was built in 1815. I wonder how many times the wood has been replaced. We took a few pictures and plan to return in August when our daughter comes for a visit.

 

 

We had packed a picnic lunch so we headed to Tugaloo State Park. We have passed the turnoff for the park many times but this was our first visit. The day was quite warm and my phone battery was low so I only took two pictures.  With lake front cabins and campsites it is a boating and fishing paradise! We ate our lunch under a pavilion overlooking the lake.

 

 

We enjoyed our adventure, roaming back roads and seeing new places. On the return trip, husband spotted a new Harbor Freight store so of course, we had to stop and shop! He found a couple of items he needed and I found a nice pruning  shear mounted on a long pole. Just what hubby needs to do the trimming I have been nagging  gently asking him to do.

You can bet I checked out the Traveler’s Rest website when we returned home. Sure enough, it clearly stated Saturday and Sunday. I guess there is reading and then there is reading. 

Life lesson: Never skim a webpage when planning a trip.

3 Responses to “There’s Reading and Then There is READING”

  1. LOUISE GIBSON July 21, 2017 at 2:42 pm #

    RIGHT AFTER i SENT MY POEM IN YESTERDAY MY COMPUTER DIED, SO I WAS DENIED THE PRIVILEGE OF READING YOUR POST. I DIDN’T GET BACK ON UNTIL NOON TODAY. WHAT GREAT ADVENTURES YOU AND MIKE SHARE…AND INTERESTING.

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    • Onisha Ellis July 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm #

      Glad your computer is back up and running. Mike and I are planning more adventures.

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  2. divoran09 July 21, 2017 at 11:38 am #

    Good story and very good advice.

    Liked by 1 person

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