Friday, October 07, 2011


October 3, 2011

Today was our "travel back" day and I was very sad to leave Destin.  Actually, Destin - Shmestin, I was sad to leave the beach, but the city was nice, too. 

We ate at the hotel for breakfast one more time before we headed out and let Jeepus lead us home.

Nothing too exciting happened as we drove back, sadly, and I kept dozing off.  Well, almost dozing off, but I tried to stay awake so Steve would have someone to talk to.  You know, in case he ever started talking.  Heehee.

Probably the only interesting spot on the whole ride back was stopping briefly at Peach Park in Clanton, AL.

TANGENT: Did you know that Clanton is the peach capital of Alabama? It also has a water tower shaped like a peach. In your FACE, Georgia!* :)

Millions of peaches, peaches for me...

I'd been there once before, a really long time ago, with a very, very dear friend of mine.  However, it was closed when we visited it so this was the first time I'd ever actually gone in.  It's sort of like a farmer's market / tourist stop / restaurant where they have all kinds of fun stuff, plus rocking chairs outside to rest in.  We didn't stay long, and unfortunately we didn't try the peach ice cream (which I hear is boss) but we did purchase some Fuzzy Navel Jelly (not as gross as it sounds), Peach and Scuppernong Cider (which we have yet to try) and a cookbook for my collection called "Possum & Sweet Potatoes."  I haven't looked into the book to read the recipes yet, but I sincerely hope there are no recipes for actual possums in there.  I may be southern, but I don't think I could handle that.

At any rate, after that we got back on the road and made it home in time to pick up the dogs and get settled in before dinner time.  

We had a great trip, although it was too short for me!  

*I actually love Georgia, as some of my favorite people live there.  Please don't be offended. That being your face, Georgia.

1 comment:

Jigsawdiva said...

We got some peach water towers too, ya know. And a big chicken.