Now that I have my computer and not trying to type on the tablet (a feat I have not mastered) I want to thank everyone who helped us make our anniversary trip a weekend to remember. The Fitzpatrick Hotel (the most unique hotel we have ever stayed in (in a good way) and something that if you get a chance you should go), The Jockey Club and Penny and her family for some of the best food we had eaten in a long time (and a good price and not skimpy servings), The city of Washington Ga for letting us celebrate with them and watch my favorite movie Hocus Picus on the square with a ton of cute kids in costume, my aunt for letting us borrow her car and my cousin you know what you did. It was so much fun and I would LOVE to go back closer to Christmas and stay again and do the tour of homes and see how the beautiful old lady is dressed for the holidays. As for ghost we didn’t see any BUT while trying to do an EVP session in the 2nd floor ballroom (our first try) I was setting up flashlights on the mantle next to the doors to the kitchen and I thought John M Worley had snuck up behind me and whispered in my ear but he was sitting in the middle of the room in a chair. Scared the heck out of me but I am not ashamed to admit something tried to talk to me. Thanks to The Ghost Brothers and Destination Americafor introducing us to the Fitzpatrick and all her beauty and mystery.#Bucketlist #anniversary
Well folks it has been a hummm shall we say eventful few weeks. The first setback we had was hurricane Irma who trashed our yard and ended up taking our the fan in our HVAC system (all the power fluctuations and brown outs). We can put off fixing that some since we make it through the hottest and now just have to get it done before we need heat. Then, our stove broke. The stove door locked down (and not from the top where the cleaning latch usually messes up) at the bottom and no way short of breaking the door off to get it open. Yes I had to do without my chicken I was heating till our daughter pulled it out through the crack hard as a rock. Now we own a bright and shiny new range. The last straw (we hope) was a few days ago we got in the car and all the warning lights and messages were flashing and the air would not work. We took the car to the dealer figuring it was some kind of maintenance issue and they came back with no it isn’t covered there is a HUGE groundhog in the engine compartment and he has chewed through all the wiring. By this time I had pretty much given up and just wanted to go hide in a corner.
With all of this and the car being the straw that broke the camels back we have decided to NOT get another car for a while and depend on the kids for rides (we carried them around for years it is their turn) or renting something if we have to. We are going to save up to buy one from the local guy and then just rent for longer that down the road trips. It really stinks being home-bound but you do what you gotta do.
We have our anniversary/bucket/paranormal trip coming up the 13th but my aunt is going to let us borrow her car so we have that one covered.
I just got done reading a book called Ghosts of Atlanta: Phantoms of the Phoenix City (Haunted America) by Reese Christian (author) and found a few places we would love to try and visit. The top ones are Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville GA , The Ellis Hotel in Atlanta GA, Stone Mountain Village, Gaither Plantation in Newton County Ga, and The Fox Theater in Atlanta GA.
I have found quite a few places off toward the West like Rock Hill and some obscure places that sound like fun that could be done as a daily drive. Everything just depends as usual on cost, how John is feeling and things like that so we will see. I am going to start contacting places and also start working on the trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge for next year (early part before summer gets here and it is hot).
I have been talking to the owner of The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington and we have reservations for the 13th and 14th. That weekend will also be the Mule Day and looks like a lot of fun. It should be cool enough that weekend where John will do ok getting our and about, I did talk to the visiting nurse about us asking the doctor for a transport wheelchair for trips like this where he might not feel like walking so we don’t have to miss things just due to this. They have quite a few historic sites a battlefield and several museums we may try to visit and some even have their share of ghost also. Depending on how John feels, the weather and finances we will see.
We have a great deal from the owners of the hotel but I have sent out several emails and facebook messages to restaurants in the area but have not gotten any response from them about discounts or whatever so I will keep trying. I just wanted to let everyone know we are working hard on our trip and starting to get things together for the yardsale to help raise funds.
Ok folks I am working on surprising John with a trip on the 13th and 14th of October (our 32nd anniversary is on the 14th a Friday this year). I am planning on the 2 nights at The Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington Ga (as seen on the page with the same name) there will be a mule day and they have a couple of old houses you can visit and a battlefield.
I will be sending a letter to the chamber and visitors center to see what they to share with us about goings on and maybe contacting some local restaurants to see if maybe we could get some help with meals. If you would like to be added to the Facebook event let me know and I will do it.
John has joined me in ItWorks so we will BOTH be working toward bigger and better trips. I know it will take a while but I think it will be work it.
I am going to concentrate on the Savannah trip to start so if anyone has suggestions, ideas, links to follow, connections to free or reduced: lodging, food, ghost tours, carriage rides, activities, anything let me know. Thanks
I am looking for information on places we can visit (easy to get to, not to many stairs, not posted so we might get shot for trespassing lol) this year that are haunted or have some type of paranormal twist to them. If you know of places PLEASE comment with them and I will try to research and find out about them.
Our car is not great so this fall I would LOVE to plan a trip around the North Georgia/edges of North Carolina and South Carolina trip where we pack up the car with the tent and stuff and just go from place to place investigating them heck we’ll even be on the lookout for Bigfoot while we are out. . If you had a crazy uncle who was into this kind of thing and had equipment they left behind that you don’t need we would love to have a couple of voice recorders, EMF meters and anything else (no idea what the novice paranormal investigators have lol).
I have reached out and will reach out to some Destination America shows to see if they have any suggestions. I am also looking for any books and have asked The Gainesville Times about an insert they had a few years ago about haunted places in North Georgia.
SO if you know anything, have anything, think anything or just want to comment let us know. Thanks