early April Melon and I
took the A down the east coast, out along the
Outer Banks of North
Carolina, then 2 ferries back to the mainland to
mosey down the
coastline of the Carolinas. We were heading to the
Regional, but left a week early to allow time to
relax and enjoy the
Southern Hospitality and the beauty the coastal
towns (not to mention
the great food!).
Here’s how many of our mornings
most of the trip down we stayed at B&B's,
with one overnight stay with good MGA friends
Vicki and Don Carlberg in Aiken, SC.
We visited both
"Beauforts", one in North Carolina, pronounced
"Bo-fort" and the one in
South Carolina, pronouced "Bew-fort". Here's a
photo of our favorite
B&B, the Rhett House in Beaufort, SC.
Rhett House staff loved the
car so much they posted in on their April
page (scroll down a bit).
the trip was just amazing! The car ran like a
train for over 2500 miles. We had good weather
all the way, top (hood to you Brits) down,
enjoying the Spanish Moss gently swaying in
the breeze. Here's the A on one of the
beautiful streets in Beaufort, SC.
When we arrived at the hotel in Savannah, we
knew we were in the right place - nothing like
the sight of other MGAs and even a Magnette!
We had four fun-filled days hanging out with
many of our Mid-Atlantic MGA club friends and
making new ones. We toured the city on foot and
"trolly" and drove out to the surrounding
attractions. Here is Melon at the Lighthouse on
Tybee Island - Savannah's version of the
To quote Bill Marshall, "It was a great time
.. as NAMGAR Regionals always are!". You
can read more about it in an
article Melon wrote for MGA!