Short Trips

Pictures from 2 or 3 night trips we've taken.

Nashville skyline from General Jackson

In the Summer of 2004, Deb, Mom, Rod, and I took a few days and went to Nashville for a getaway. These pictures are from that trip, and include some from the General Jackson Showboat, downtown Nashville, the Natchez Trace Parkway, and the inside of the Opryland Hotel.

In October 2006, Mom, Rod, Deb and I took a couple of days to go to St. Charles and St. Louis MO. We went through the Discovery Corps museum and wandered up and down Main St. buying too many souveniers. After a tour of the Haviland China museum, we finished off St. Charles with dessert at the Mother-In-Law House. Umm Umm Pie!!! St Louis Arch We also spent one day in St. Louis. We had a late 'breakfast' at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard stand, took a tour of the Anheuser Busch Brewery (I'm an Honorary Beermaster now) and went up into the Gateway Arch.

Weekend getaways are NICE!

Side Trips

and day trips to different places.

Picture of Guido Gardens

The very first time we went to Savannah, we lucked across Guido Gardens in the tiny town of Metter GA. We make it a point to stop there every time we pass by. It is one of the prettiest little parks I have ever seen. We have also had the good fortune to be in Macon during the cherry blossom festival twice. Here are some pictures of Macon and Metter.

Sunrise at Tybee Of course, no trip to Savannah would be complete without going to Tybee island. It is one of the few places I will get up to watch the sun rise! Mitchel got in the ocean for the first time ever last fall. The dolphin cruises can be a lot of fun if you are lucky enough to actually see the dolphins. Or even if you don't.

Hunting Island Lighthouse We have climbed to the top of the Tybee Island, the Hunting Island and St. Simon's lighthouses. We have also ridden a boat past Cockspur lighthouse and gazed at Morris Island lighthouse from the beach in Charleston.

Charlie Brown and Linus Every couple of years we try to get to ICE in Nashville. It is well below zero inside and almost everything is hand carved from ice. There is a different theme every year.

I remember every trip!