Thursday, April 2, 2009

Meeting in Madison, GA

The best thing about living in Georgia right now is that my sister's husband is also stationed in GA at FT Benning. I'm always trying to think of when we can get together and what our next adventure will be. Her husband plays in the Army band and was going to be traveling for the week, so she and my nephews decided to come for the weekend. We thought it would be fun to take a little field trip. We found a little town called Madison, GA about an hour and a half from Augusta.

Visiting this quaint little southern town almost made us feel like we were stepping back in time. Madison is famous for it's collection of restored Pre-Civil War and Victorian homes. Another name for these homes are antebellum homes. The restored down town square is like stepping onto a set of a movie. There is a big courthouse that stands right at the corner of the town square. It was so fun to look at all of the blossoming trees,and cute little shops along the way. We didn't have a lot of time for our walking tour, but we did get to go in an awesome toy shop, a stained glass store, and walked past a very unique antique store called Attic Treasure. Of course w. our time being short we went to the only restaurant in town w. only one server and the slowest kitchen I have ever seen. They didn't even have a kids menu. Of course as soon as we walk out we see the pizza place w. slices for $1.50. That would have been a better fit w. our time constraints, but we crossed the street at the wrong crosswalk and didn't notice it till we were finished at the other place. Just our luck.
Lucky for the kids we spotted a playground and headed in that direction on our walking tour. All in all we adored the little town of Madison. I hope to return and maybe read all the historical signs next time. ;)