Georgia On My Mind

Last year was our first Thanksgiving as a (more or less) vegetarian family.  I made spaghetti squash and cheese ravioli.  It sucked!  Besides waking up to the parade on TV and being off from school/work, it felt like just another day.  Holidays are tricky every year because we live so far away from our families.  In the past, the girls have not made for good traveling companions so we would avoid it (traveling) at all costs.  Now we have added an extra obstacle to the holiday season…not eating meat.  This year, after the option of my mother-in-law visiting was taken off the table, we decided to take a Thanksgiving vacation.  Tomorrow we leave for Savannah where we intend to make Thanksgiving less about turkey and more about experience, culture, history, and ghosts!

The last time I was in Savannah was in April of 2009, with my three best friends…Amy, Kristin, and Heather.  I am so thankful to be returning to a place where I now have great memories of mi amigas!  Here we are seven months ago:

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Above: Heather, Amy and me at The Chart House restaurant.

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Above: Kristin and me (getting the first glass of wine).

sav3 Left: Me, Kristin and Heather in the garden of The Davenport House … Amy was in the room busy napping and growing babies!

sav4Right: Me, Amy and Kristin getting our belly dancing lesson at The Kasbah Morroccan restaurant.

Above: Amy tipping the belly dancer at Kasbah.

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9 thoughts on “Georgia On My Mind

  1. Renee November 25, 2009 / 8:39 am

    Enjoy your trip!

    • lesleehorner November 25, 2009 / 9:00 am

      Thanks Renee and happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. jane aka faerian November 25, 2009 / 3:59 pm

    great to see the Joy on Amy’s face – remembering her having fun is a great thanksgiving blessing!

    • lesleehorner November 25, 2009 / 4:11 pm

      She had the best laugh (which included snorting)…so it’s great to look at this picture and hear the laugh in my head! We are eating Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant. It will be bitter sweet….

  3. Amanda November 25, 2009 / 5:31 pm

    What great pics. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving – right down to the menu!!

  4. avionicsman November 25, 2009 / 7:44 pm

    Great blog have a wonderful time for your Thanksgiving Holiday!!

    • lesleehorner November 25, 2009 / 11:37 pm

      thanks for stopping by!

  5. Kasey November 26, 2009 / 12:00 am

    What a beautiful post my friend! Have safe travels and make wonderful memories with your sweet family this Thanksgiving! xoxo – k

  6. Stacia November 26, 2009 / 6:54 pm

    Sounds like so much fun! Great idea! I love the pic of Amy tipping the belly dancer, hehe! The first pic of the 3 of you is amazing… you can tell from the pic that all of you were really happy to be there that moment. {HUGS}

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