A couple of weeks ago Chris and I took a fun little tour of Bartow County. Chris saw it advertised on Facebook and we thought it would be a good way to learn about our new home. We almost changed our minds when we walked up at 8AM (yes, you read that right) and saw this:
We have officially become "that old married couple." I mean seriously? We took a bus tour for heavens sake! My Meme used to take those road trips to Amish Country on these monsters. When did that become me? And what in the world is there to see in Amish country anyway?
Once we got up the courage to get on the bus we embraced our inner retirees and were along for the ride.
Here's some photos of a few of our stops:
|We got NAME TAGS.|
|Touring Allatoona Dam|
|My sweet little power man|
|On Lake Allatoona at the first African American park in Georgia|
|Roselawn House Museum - so pretty|
|The gorgeous dining room|
|I didn't realize there was so much local Civil War history|
This next picture was probably my favorite part of the whole tour! This dress belonged to one of my favorite Georgia ladies, Rebecca Latimer Felton. She was the first female US senator and a Suffragette. This is the dress she wore to her "Inauguration," as she called it. As the story goes, she wanted something new to wear but she found out last minute that she had won the race. She hurriedly ripped down her lace curtains and sewed this dress to wear that night. Supposedly, a dear friend of hers, Margaret Mitchell, fashioned the famous curtain scene in Gone With the Wind after that night. Goosebumps! How can people say history is boring?
|I bet it even showed her ankles! Scandalous! You go girl!|
|A delicious lunch|
|But mostly this. Warm Coca-Cola cake with fudge icing. YUM.|
|The old covered bridge in Euharlee|
|Kind of creepy|
|300 graves - this is where Confederate Memorial Day was started|
|Our last stop was the old African American school house where the sweetest ladies served us homemade ice cream and cookies!|
We had the most wonderful time after all. I guess the moral of the story is that old people know how to have fun!