Friday, May 14, 2010

Time to Put Some South in My Mouth!

My husband's baseball team (he coaches Varsity baseball at the school where he teaches) just won their first round of playoffs last night. I just found out that the next round of games are going to be played in SAVANNAH, GEORGIA! 

Why am I so excited?

Well, for starters, that their team is winning. They won the Georgia A State Championship last year, and they have a really good shot at doing it again this year.

But the REAL reason (sorry honey!) that I'm doing cartwheels is...THE LADY & SONS. Paula Deen's restaurant in downtown Savannah. By far THE BEST food I've ever tasted in my life.

*Photo courtesy of Google Images
Her Fried Chicken is THISCLOSE to heaven. And she makes these Gooey Butter Cakes that are TO.DIE.FOR. I'm all about some southern cooking y'all. I might've been born and raised in Florida, but I'm a Georgia girl at heart. My mom and I and my friend Heather actually got to meet Paula's sons, Jamie and Bobby, and they were just as sweet and gracious as they seem on TV. 

I mean, come on, who doesn't love a man that loves his mama?!

An added bonus? The setting for my novel is Savannah, so I actually get to do some research while I'm there! I visited Savannah on a family vacation a little over two years ago and fell in love with it. It's #1 on my "Favorite Places I've Visited in the United States" list.

So next Tuesday, my girlfriend Jodi (her husband is the head coach of the team) and I will be loading all four of our kids into her truck and heading south! So, if you're traveling through Georgia and you see two mamas on the side of the road with a port-a-potty seat, it'll probably be us! 

What's the best place you've ever visited?


  1. Oh my gosh I'm so jealous! How fun that must have been???? I read Paula's autobiography and it was fantastic. You really need to get a hold of it if you haven't read it. It is wonderful!

  2. I love Paula Deen. Everytime I watch her I have a heart attack because she soaks everything in butter and cream. I didn't know she had a restaurant. Very cool.

  3. Okay, I'm hungry now. Have a great time. Eat a little for me, will ya?

  4. Oh, who cares where my favorite place is, you're gonna get to eat at Paul Deans!! Whoo Hoo!

  5. Oooh, sounds fun! I loved driving through the west, esp. Wyoming and Montana. I hope I can go there again someday. :-)

  6. Oh yea sista Savannah here we come! I am sure we will have some good stories to tell! Can't wait!

  7. haha! sounds like a blast! so excited for you :D

    my favorite place i've visited so far? hmm.. probably Chicago. but i love all big cities!

    best of luck with all your writing endeavors :D

  8. Someone elese just mentioned how much they love'll have to tell me more about it soon =) Have fun! and win if you must =)