Just south of Savannah Georgia on Coastal Hwy US 17 in Townsend Georgia you can visit the smallest church in America. Recently rebuilt due to a fire it is a quiet spot with a picnic area if you are traveling in the area. Along this route there are many historic markers and further south is the City of Darien. Definitely worth the stop if you are in the coastal Georgia area and it gets you off I95 for some site seeing.
I never hesitate to say “yes” to a last minute invite for a weekend get away. Without the baggage cluttering my mind , I have free time to wander and notice all the great surroundings.
Visiting New York City without the “what to see and where to go” pamphlet is great fun on its own.
I just let my old people watching, pizza eating, window shopping self take some not so picture perfect photos to share with all of you.
Ok …who else has them?
My Mom always kept a glass of water next to her bed because she said that would keep good spirits around
She also said that spirits only hang around good people….
I saw my first ghost when I was about 7… I woke up and a group of people were looking down at me from my bedroom ceiling…I ‘ve never forgot what they all looked like and I’m glad they came because the house spooked me up until that night, after that I could go upstairs by myself
And the little girl at the foot of my bed…many times and not attached to any specific home or city . She just follows me around , still can’t figure out what that’s all about
And Grandma…whenever I dream of her when I wake my house smells like her all day…She always wore Jergens (almond scent)…
Even my hubby.. had me call the builder of our home to ask what he knew about the land because he said a child was bugging him in the garage and kitchen at night…And when it finally stopped , I thought that’s not good
And I ve had home owners sell a house because they claim a ghost disrupted their lives…not anything bad things just annoying
And I ve had home buyers ask for a specific house because they wanted to be close to the spirit of a deceased person who previously lived in a home or died nearby a home
So be happy, kind, lovable , generous and all else good and you never know who might just pop in…
My grand daughter and I ventured out today, without a guide, without big plans, just winging it.
We decided to take the rail and spend the day in Weiden. We arrived at the station 1/2 hour early thinking it would be a task to purchase the ticket on our own. I chose the “English” option on the ticket machine but could not get the credit card to process. Another passenger kindly tried and told me the machine is “kaputt”. It was no big deal because there is a ticket machine on the train and it worked just fine.
When we arrived at the station in Weiden we decided to walk to the city center , since it was a perfect 65* and sunny. My fit bit has been applauding and buzzing for the past five days.
Shopping was really neat because all the shops are small and carry different merchandise in each one. The sales people are friendly and give great service and they like my accent.
Now that I have the Euro figured out, picked up a few words and have my clothing size right, there’s no telling what I may end up packing for the trip home. Spending money is easy for me, the country doesn’t matter.
We decided to try Italian food in Germany for lunch. The big treat was having “Pepsi” no Coke, and they gave me ice as requested. My pizza was huge for $8 bucks and really good. I could not find the spot on my receipt for a tip, so I decided not to leave one. That has been bugging me all day, but they thanked me for dining so time to move on.
All in all it was a fun day out. We made it home with all of our goodies in the shopping bag we purchased. There is plenty of room in it when you only get new shoes and no shoebox with them. I never found much use for the box anyway.
This adventure so far has been easy breezy…happy travels..
Good news, the weather channel was inaccurate, the anticipated rain did not happen. My packing was not affected because the temperatures were on target but so far I have not needed the rain jacket.
The days are long, it is bright outside at 5:30 Am and stays that way until about 9Pm. I’m getting up early, and nodding out every afternoon about 2p for a short snooze.
My second language of “visual communication” has naturally kicked in and I’m getting along quite well. I have not used my translator app in the past 2 days.
Some of the things I have found to be different (not better or worse) are:
- The grocery stores are small
- The milk and eggs in the store are not refrigerated
- The Grocery cart is rented, you have to put a coin in the handle, and it is refunded when you return the cart
- Tea in restaurants is served only “hot”
- Coke is served just about everywhere and it could be with orange or lemonade in it
- Drinking age for beer is 16, and liquor is 18
- Toilet bowls have a small amount of water in them
- Public “pay for pottys” have spinning toilet seats that get sanitized with each flush
- Cigarette machines are in public places and smoking is allowed in restaurants
- The public rail system is easy to use and sparkling clean
- Tipping is not customary
- Many homes have solar panels on them
- Recycling is a big deal, paper, glass, plastic all gets sorted into separate containers
- Car’s are driven fast and so are bicycles
- Check out a Mercedes Benz, ride in a taxi
If I had to do one thing different on my planning “to do” list, it would have been to do more research on my cell phone data plane. Yikes, lots of money being clicked away! 💸
I’ve been checking off the “to do” check list for my trip to Germany. Here is what I have so far:
- Measured my carry on bag to make sure it complies with domestic and foreign requirements
- I attached my luggage tracker, I never used it before so I’ll let you know how that works when I get underway
- I made a copy of my passport, drivers license and medical insurance card, to keep on the cloud in my photos
- Purchased travel insurance
- Notified my credit card company of my travel dates and set up alerts for purchases over $500 and purchases without having the card
- Refilled my needed medications and purchased travel packs of Advil and Alka Seltzer
- Ordered my Euro’s to be picked up at the airport
- Checked the long range weather so that I pack the right layers of clothing
- I have the information for the American embassy contacts, you never know they may not like my slow driving
- Made hotel reservations , checked the room details to make sure I have a private bath, and with booked with a flexible cancellation (just a few bucks more)
- Set up international calls on my cell phone for the dates of travel
- Got my hair done
- Put an app on my phone that is so easy , it translates by voice not text, so if you say “hello” it says “hallo”
- Put an app on my phone to show the exchange from Dollars to Euros
- Packed my Colgate “wisp” for the long overnight flight
- Paid my bills
- Notified my office and clients of my absence, and that’s about it
Any other tips would be greatly appreciated……thanks a bunch 💐