Sunday, March 14, 2010

Bus Trip & Pictures

I went on a bus trip yesterday. Me and my mom had a good time. We left out at 7:30 and headed to Anniston Alabama for breakfast at The Victorian Inn Mansion. Built in the 1880's as a private home, in 1985 it became an inn. It was beautiful.

Stop #2 was in Conyers Georgia. We went to The Monastery Of The Holy Spirit. It is a Roman Catholic monastery built by 21 Trappist Monks that came from Gethsemani Abbey in Kentucky and found their way to Conyers Ga. It was an amazing video and tour. Here is a picture of their Monastery that took 15 years to build. wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow.

Beautiful and so peaceful !!! Tour guide said that each one of those columns was poured by hand with concrete and that 1 wheelbarrow of concrete would only fill up about 2 inches at a time on each column. Took 15 years of continued mixing and pouring to finish this into a monastery of beauty! This was my favorite part of the tour.

Stop #3 - Covington Georia. This town is known for Movie Making !!! A lot of films have been made here. If you watch Vampire Dairies... Here is the cafe in it:

Picture not to good. Called Mystic Cafe. It was raining and we were leaving town. We did a tour of downtown homes. Here are some:

A lot of these homes were built before the Civil War. They did survive and have been restored.

Just some of the movies and TV shows filmed in Covington. Madea's Family Reunion, My Cousin Vinny, Cannonball Run, Black Dog, Sweet Home Alabama, Heat Of The Night, Dukes Of Hazzard and many more.

Stop #4 - Social Circle Georgia. We ate a Seafood Dinner Buffet at Blue Willow Inn Restaurant. As I can only say. Gooodddd ! Then on to The Social Circle Theater for a Performance of Cotton Patch Gospel !!! Wonderful & Funny !!

After a great day of Fun, we headed home. Got home about 11: 30. I have slept all day today. I am making up for not sleeping Friday Night and getting home late last night.

I do think I will stitch some now....


Susan said...

Loved the pics of Ga. I may have to tour there myself. Haven't watched VD enough to recognize the cafe but I hope to pick up the show in reruns this spring/summer.

Happy Stitching!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Sounds like a fun day - you may have passed by at some point where I live.

Rachel S said...

The monastery is GORGEOUS!