Review: Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant (Sevierville, TN)

Hearty Southern comfort food in a casual environment with signature apple fritters. We decided to take a fall weekend trip to Tennessee. As everyone can attest, this year has been one of the worst in recent memory which prompted the need to escape to the mountains for a couple of days. We aren’t major nature…

Husk: Charleston

The Story During one of our trips to the South Carolina coast, the wait was too long at Poogan’s Porch so we decided to try the original Husk restaurant. The light yellow facade exterior of the restaurant paired with the haint blue porch ceiling is quintessential Charleston. We got reservations on Resy to avoid a…

Review: Twin Creeks Lavender U-Pick

Sometimes Facebook suggestions can lead to opportunities one might have missed otherwise. A local lavender grower offered free entry to their U-Pick fields for essential workers. Last year, we went to Southern Hills Lavender Farm in the Greer area that was small but nicely done. First Impression U – Pick Pics Thankfully, it was overcast…

Weekend Travels: Athens and Madison, Georgia

In the COVID-19 era, options are limited when it comes to travel. One tries to avoid public transit which results in day trips by car. We are currently avoiding major cities due to the ongoing protests. Over the past few years, we have been to most of the noteworthy small towns in the region (GA,…

Places to Eat in Savannah, Georgia

My husband and I love Savannah. We honeymooned there in 2014 and try to make it back once a year at least. When we head off on our trips, my modus operandi is to hop on Facebook for restaurant suggestions en route to the city. We like to live on the edge! While unorthodox, it…

Weekend Travels: Blue Ridge, Georgia

We haven’t been on as many weekend getaways lately. We are trying to save for a substantial summer vacation overseas which means less travel during the academic year. (Any other former teachers think in school years or is that just me?) Last weekend, Chris decided we needed to get out of town and I wholeheartedly…

Vic’s on the River (Savannah, GA)

The Story For our fifth anniversary dinner, Chris booked a dinner cruise on The Georgia Queen, the popular riverboat that sails past River Street in Savannah, Georgia, each night. We had seen it on our honeymoon five years earlier and remembered it looking like a fun experience so Chris bought tickets ahead of time. The…