Cissa Fleming

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Weekend Trips from Atlanta…


to Florida:


to East Georgia:

  • Savannah: historical city, one of the oldest of the US. Used the be the port city for cotton exportation in the XIX century. The Historic District was a planned area: 22 squares,  elegant big houses on  tree-lined streets, great restaurants, and lots of histories. (4 hours driving)


to North Carolina:

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park: there any time of the year is beautiful, but the autumn leaf season (from middle of September to end of October) is absolutely gorgeous! You can just spend the day driving around, or spend few days staying at a cabin/lodge. One place we stayed once is the Snowbird Lodge: very comfortable, cozy, peaceful, with a huge library and a gourmet restaurant and incredible wine list. They also prepare a picnic basket/backpack for you, to be eaten in one of the beautiful trails around there. Check our pictures from there.  (around 3 hours drive.) In that area, visit also:
    • Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.  If you have an opportunity to drive a convertible  there, it is an amazing experience! 
    •  Lost Sea, where there is a lake inside a cave. (I still think the  Gruta do Lago Azul in Bonito (MS, Brazil) is prettier, but this lake is interesting.)


to Tennessee:

  • Lynchburg,  home  of  the Jack Daniel’s distillery. But whether you are interested in visiting the distillery or not, don’t miss lunch at Miss Mary Bobo’s Boarding House Restaurant, a charming former boarding house with excellent home made southern food. Make sure to make reservations (remember they are in central time zone), it is a small place and the service is boarding house style: each room has a table for around 15 people plus a host. The host talks about the history of the city, makes people feel as part of the place while enjoying delicious home made food. 

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