We only have a few short weeks left until we leave on a family road trip to Tybee Island, Georgia. We'll be renting the Breeze Inn Cottage, owned by NY Times best-selling author Mary Kay Andrews. She spared no expense when she renovated the cottage in 2009. To top it all off, she painted it a fabulous color and decorated it with her favorite vintage finds - which also happen to be my favorite vintage finds. The house was even featured in Better Homes & Gardens magazine last summer - that's where these photos are from.
The only reason I am renting this cottage is because I want to be Mary Kay Andrews. Is that so wrong?
My in-laws will be flying in from Yakima, WA to meet us in Georgia. And then they will have the pleasure of driving back with us to PA. Well, let's hope it's pleasurable. The drive is around twelve hours, but we will be splitting it up into two days (both on the way down, and on the way home).
We need some ideas from you southern gals (and guys). We'll probably go to Savannah a couple of times while we are there (it is about 20 minutes from Tybee). It is the first time for all of us, so I would love to hear from those who have visited Savannah and/or Tybee Island. Favorite restaurants? Antique stores? Thrift shops? Flea markets? I already have Seaside Sisters on my list - Mary Kay has a space there.
The kids are hoping to go swimming in the ocean, but I don't know if the weather will be warm enough. We'll probably take them on a dolphin or beach-combing tour, though.
Kelly from High Street Market just visited Savannah, so I will be studying all of her recommendations. Also, Stephanie Howell recently wrote about some of her favorite places in Savannah. Thanks for making my decisions a little easier, Kelly & Stephanie!
And I already met Paula Deen, so there is no need for me to go stalking her again. She also has a beach house in Tybee that is available for rent through Mermaid Cottages. But since we are BFFs, she offered to let me stay with her in her main house in Savannah. I was all like, "No, thanks. Your cooking totally gives me gas."
Anyway, on the way home from GA to PA, I would love to stop at any junk shops or flea markets that are easily accessible from Route 95. Preferably a shop with a public bathroom that I can use under the guise of a "rest stop". Does anyone have any ideas? We will be driving home in the middle of the week, so I know that the possibilities are limited. We'll most likely sleep in the vicinity of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
I can't wait to sit on this apple green glider with a big glass of cold Chardonnay...all the while concocting a plan to steal it without Mary Kay (or my husband) noticing that it is strapped to the top of our minivan.