Driving from Tennessee to Georgia

After staying a couple of days on Music Row in Nashville, we were headed on our way to Georgia. We had to get up early as the drive requires a change in timezone so we would lose an hour of our day on what would already be a long drive. Breakfast was the complimentary hotel bagels (which I was actually starting to become really fond of) and then it was time to pack up and check out.

About two hours outside of Nashville you reach the Tennessee border and the town of Chattanooga. We stopped by the Coolidge Park and had a look at the carousel and some chalk drawings, although the place was fairly empty.

We walked down Frazier Ave which has a lot of food and drink available and we decided to get an early lunch at Good Dog. They offer heaps of different versions of the humble hot dog as well as rustic hand cut fries. After we ate we decided to keep going and made our way through the bendy roads of the Chattahoochee National Forest.

On the drive we saw a gopher, a turkey and a deer! I had never seen a deer in the wild before so I was very excited. There were also some lovely lookouts along the way.

We carried on driving to our overnight stop in Madison, Georgia just making quick stops along the way for snacks and fuel. We arrived by 6:30pm so it was a long day of driving! Our hotel in Madison was just a motel off the side of the highway but it was comfortable enough for one night.

There were not many food options nearby so we just went ot Chick-fil-A hoping for a quick bite. It turned out to be so delicious and we ended up getting Chick-fil-A a few more times on the trip.

The next morning we headed into the centre of Madison which is a really cute town that is ranked as one of the most picturesque villages in the US. We walked around admiring the buildings and then had a traditional southern breakfast at the Perk Central.

It was then time to get back on the road for another long day of driving, and after a couple of quick rest stops we made it to the Wormsloe Historic Site by early afternoon. We did a guided tour of the oak lined roads and the ruins of the house (which I wrote about in my previous post) and then headed into historic downtown Savannah to check into our hotel where we would be staying for the next few nights.

The weather was extremely muggy, I had never experienced anything quite like it where you can actually feel the humidity heavy in the air. However, to help deal with the weather we quickly realised that street drinking is legal so it was easy to grab a beer or fizzy drink to cool down with.

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