The 'Haven't We Already Been There?' tour. Because of the massive devastation from hurricanes in the south, our destination has changed from western Mississippi, to some places selected from the 5 previous tours.
Saturday, April 29th, fourteen of us departed for 9 days of touring the Southeast US. Day 1 was spent traveling to St. Augustine where we toured the old city and dined at the Columbia restaurant. Excellent weather was with us all day.
Sunday, April 30th, brought us to Savannah where we enjoyed a cruise and dinner excursion on the Savannah river. Monday, we toured the low country with Martha, dined at Bubba's for lunch, visited the Savannah Harley-Davidson dealership, and took a haunted tour via trolley. Two more days of good weather made the trip more enjoyable.
Tuesday, May 2nd, we boogied to Helen, Ga for a couple days of scenic roads, Jenny's Alpaca Farm, Talullah Gorge and some fine dining. Again, the weather man provided us great weather. The over-night rain was well timed. Our thanks to Cathy and her family for hosting us at Jenny's. Alpacas are interesting animals, and the family cares for their herd quite well. Check out their site at http://www.jennysfarm.com/
Thursday, May 4th brought us to Cheaha State Park near Birmingham, Alabama. A short stop at Cheaha Harley-Davidson was followed by light rain on our final leg to the park. Friday, weather pinned us to the mountain all day. Lots of rest was had by all. The on-site restaurant provided us with good food and acceptable service.
Saturday, with clear weather atop the mountain, we began the long ride to Wakulla Springs, Fl. through some nice Alabama back roads and US highways. Big Swamp Harley-Davidson was a welcomed sight and an opportunity for souvenirs. Since it was a long travel day, we arrived at Wakulla Springs too late to take a river cruise, but we did enjoy the scenery and watched a lot of people. Dinner was a disappointment - a buffet of cold food!
Sunday, after a good breakfast at the lodge, we started the long trip home. The ride down US 19 was familiar, but boring. Lunch in Homosassa meant we were almost home and all was well.
My thanks to all those that joined WHN and me on our spring tour. Next year, we will probably be visiting Historic Mississippi. Natchez and Vicksburg look like interesting target cities.