Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TT #6 Thirteen Top Gun Trips

I wrote a post earlier about our Top Gun Supper Club, which has been meeting about 20 years with the same eight couples. In addition to sharing monthly dinners, somewhere along the way we began taking an annual 3-5 day trip together. We've missed a few years here and there, and we've visited some cities more than once. We call these our "Eat-Our-Way-Across-Another-Great- American-City" trips; we are a supper club, after all! For TT#6, I've listed our trip destinations. We never worry about having a good time because we take the party with us--and what we like best about each trip is the time we all spend together.

  1. Amelia Island Plantation, FL--we enjoyed the Concours d' Elegance vintage car show.

  2. Atlanta, GA--the Walter Mitty Classic car race (one of our members races)

  3. Cashiers, NC--the mountain views and the hiking

  4. Charleston, SC---the food

  5. Chicago, IL---the Talbott Hotel and tours of the Frank Lloyd Wright houses

  6. Destin, FL---the food

  7. Lake Martin, AL--the restfulness of the lake and the pontoon boat rides

  8. Nashville, TN--The Opryland Hotel and the back stage tours at The Grand Old Opry

  9. New Orleans, LA---the Windsor Court Hotel and the food---everywhere

  10. New York, NY---The Elysee Hotel and the dining

  11. Seagrove Beach, FL---the beach, sunsets, and dining

  12. Vail, CO---the mountains, art shows, golf.

  13. And Napa Valley, CA coming up in August.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others' comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Chelle Y. said...

That sounds like so much fun to be able to do trips like that with friends for twenty years and still get along well.

Laura said...

Looks like you've visited some great places and had some great times!

On a limb with Claudia said...

How cool! Good for you for forging such long lasting relationships. I bet you have a good time! Thanks for sharing it!

Happy TT!

Hailey's Mommy said...

Wow, You've got some great places listed. I'd love to visit New York.

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's a lot of states. Wonderful. You'll love the Napa Valley! If you like big cities and have the time, visit San Francisco too (and Sausalito right across the Golden Gate is beautiful).

SandyCarlson said...

I'm interested in the Walter Mitty car race. I thought Walter was strictly a fictional dude.

Janet said...

ahhh, I love traveling!

Lori said...

It sounds like loads of fun. I have yet to see any of those places:) Happy TT.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

You are so lucky to have friends you can travel with! It's one thing I've always wanted.

pussreboots said...

#13 is my neck of the woods. Happy traveling.

SJ Reidhead said...

I can't imagine anyone going to Cashiers, NC unless sentenced to do so for some horrible crime. Sorry - my parents had a mountain home in the region for many years. I detested every minute of it.

The other places look great!
The Pink Flamingo

siteseer said...

I really liked Amelia Island too. The campground there was so peaceful.

Sassy Mama Bear said...

#5 is a trip I want to do, see the Wright houses that is, been to Chicago numerous times.
Happy TT, mine is up at The Cafe.

Anonymous said...

it sounds like you have had some fun trips! Hope you have many more in the future!!

Celticlibrarian said...

My parents are going to Atlanta next week! That sounds like a great club you have going on there.

random moments said...

I'm envious of your trips! I want to visit soo many places and hope to someday.

Happy TT! Thanks for popping by. :)

alisonwonderland said...

it looks like you've had some great trips. what a fun tradition for your group! enjoy Napa Valley!

happy TT! thanks for stopping by!

The Gal Herself said...

I think it's great that you can all agree on a destination and the travel dates and then actually go off together. My friends and I can't agree on pizza toppings! (Thanks for visiting my TT)

Lake Martin Voice said...

I can't blame you for the boat ride on Lake Martin! Nice! If you need info about the area, feel free to visit my blog -


John C