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COVERED BRIDGES OF GEORGIA Backroads of GA Sept 4-6, 2019

COVERED BRIDGES OF GEORGIA Backroads of GA Sept 4-6, 2019

Starting at $609.00

PRICE PER PERSON based on hotel room occupancy:
Single: $779.00
Double: $609.00

Wednesday September 4 Come join us on our unique Covered Bridges of Georgia tour, with some other surprises thrown in! Travel the backroads of Georgia as we go in search of these truly American countryside icons. Our first stop is Howards Covered Bridge in Oglethorpe County which clocks in at 168-feet. Built over the Big Cloud Creek in 1905 by convict labor, the special lattice design and remote location make this bridge rather special. We continue onto Comer, GA, and the Watson Mill Bridge & State Park. This may be one of the most beautiful, not to mention most popular, covered bridges in the state. Built in 1885, this stunning bridge spans 229-feet and is the longest covered bridge in the state! A boxed lunch is included today, and Watson Mill is the perfect location for a picnic before we head to our next covered bridge, Cromer’s Mill. This historical beauty was built in 1906 and spans 132-feet in length over Nails Creek. With the famed Town Lattice design, this bridge is quite spectacular no matter the time of year you visit. The final bridge of the day is Stovall Mill Covered Bridge, aka Sautee-Nacoochee, Helen Bridge, and Chickamauga Bridge. The Stovall Mill Covered Bridge is the smallest covered bridge in Georgia. Built in 1895, it is one-lane wide, 33 feet long, and made of wood. It spans Chickamauga Creek in White County and is currently owned by the White County Historical Society. This covered bridge was featured in the 1951 movie “I’d Climb the Highest Mountain” starring Susan Heyward. We finally arrive in the Bavarian Alpine town of Helen, GA, where we will be overnighting. Dinner this evening is included in Helen. D

Thursday, September 5 Following breakfast we return south to our final covered bridge of the trip, but not before we make a stop at The Old Sautee Store for an extraordinary choice of local produce and crafts. Then we’re off to Poole’s Mill Bridge & Park in Cumming, GA. Built in 1901 by a Mr. Bud Gentry, the bridge is 4.6 feet long by 14.5 feet wide and spans Settlement Creek. There’s no better place for a hearty lunch than the nearby Bulloch House Warm Springs, where Southern hospitality is not just a saying – it’s a way of life. After lunch we visit President Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site. Built in 1923 while FDR was governor of New York, he had hoped that the buoyant spring waters of the area would help improve his polio affliction. It was here that he developed many of his New Deal programs and in April 1945 suffered a stroke and passed away while posing for a portrait. Finally we shall pop into The Warm Springs Vineyard & Winery for a tasting. Specializing in Muscadine wines from locally grown grapes that are vinted and bottled on the premises, this rustic winery is a great way to spend a late afternoon. After checking into the hotel in Warm Springs, enjoy an included farewell dinner this evening. B L D

Friday, September 6 The final stop of our journey is the town of Juliette, GA, where the 1991 film “Fried Green Tomatoes” was filmed. Stroll McCracken Street and try to recognize familiar locations from the movie before one last treat: a visit to The Whistle Stop Café for a photo op and a sweet treat to snack on during our journey home. B

HIGHLIGHTS
Howards Covered Bridge
Watson Mill Bridge & State Park
Cromer’s Mill Bridge
Stovall Mill Covered Bridge
The Old Sautee Store
Poole’s Mill Bridge & Park
FDR Little White House
Warm Springs Wine Tasting
Juliette GA & The Whistle Stop Café

INCLUDED
Transportation roundtrip by motor coach
Storehouse Tours tour escort
2 nights’ lodging
All tours & admissions listed
Includes 5 meals
2 Breakfasts
1 Lunch
2 Dinners
All taxes, baggage handling and travel arrangements

DEPARTURES
Myrtle Beach

BOOKINGS
Contact Robin McCall at
(843) 235-2966 or e-mail
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PAYMENT SCHEDULE
$200.00 deposit due upon booking
Balance due 45 days prior to departure
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