Monday, July 18, 2011

Unexpected Delights

One of the things I love the most about traveling is the surprises you find in the most unexpected places.  On our way home last week, we stopped overnight at Columbus, Georgia.  We've never stayed at that location before and relied totally on the property description in our campground "catalog".   This turned out to be a nice campground with some lovely outbuildings that were available to the public for rent. 
The entrance foyer of the chapel had matching stained glass windows on each side.  Here's what they looked like -- taken through the front door so you could see them from the inside. 
The gardenia outside the door still had a few blossoms and the aroma was absolutely heady.  I think the smell of gardenia is my very favorite of all blossoms. 
My favorite location at this site was the wisteria covered arbor attached to the old building.  There was a wood burning fireplace under there, and a claw foot tub to hold the beverages.  What a fabulous place.

There were still some lovely flowers blooming, too. 

It was so neat to look at the windows in all the buildings.  Most, if not all, were antique stained glass or etched glass.  They gave the place the most wonderful atmosphere. 

Oh, how lovely it would be to have such surroundings at every stop! 

Y'all take care. 


  1. Yes it really looked like a great place to visit! next week were gonna go to tennesse and i'm pretty excited!

    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and yes treatments are long gone but some side effects stay. At least this is better then the alternative! ;-)


  2. What a serene place. I loved the windows and the flowers. Great shots!