First stop, Red Carpet Inn, in East Dublin, GA:
If I tell you we are just across the "bridge" from Dublin you might guess that we are not in the part of town where the tourists hang out. Actually, when we drove through downtown looking for a place to eat dinner, I realized this isn't exactly the kind of town tourists flock to. I can't swear by it, but I think Dublin's claim to fame is that Sherman did not burn it down on his way to the sea. If it looked a lot like this back in the 1860's Sherman may have decided it wasn't worth his time. It's kind of sad, really. A sign of the poor economic times maybe. Windows boarded over. Mom & Pop stores closed. That kind of thing.
Another interesting fact about Dublin is they have street signs that tell you when you are going the wrong direction. It is the genteel, Southern way of New York City cab drivers honking and giving you the finger.
Here are a interesting facts about the Red Carpet Inn.
1. The carpet is green.
2. The doors are green.
3. The furniture looks like it was old when Sherman passed through.
4. It took me a few minutes to figure out there was something not quite right about the bathroom. I guess if you have to choose, it's better that the commode doesn't fall over.
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This is the first time we've taken Suzi with us on an outing that lasted over an hour. She is my kind of travel partner. Her head hit the seat as soon as the engine started and she didn't wake up unless we called a potty break.
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She was kind of anxious when we got to the motel. She didn't want to eat, or leave my side. But after awhile she made herself at home on the green carpet.
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Here's what I know about myself but often forget to remember. I like to go places. Its the thinking about going that ties me up.
Today I'm grateful for safe driving, good company and giving up control.
Wishing for you new sights to tickle your fancy,