Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Equestrian Book Tour - Days 1 - 3

Our first three days have been fun!

First stop was in Brunswick, GA to Hattie's Bookstore then drove to NW to Rock Hill, SC. We found an old favorite, Fatz Cafe, for dinner - we often visited it when it was one restaurant in Spartansburg, SC back when we shipped horses. Now there are more than forty! The food is fabulous so we were not surprised that they expanded.

Our waitress was Morgan - she's named after the horse because her mother owned and loved the breed! When I told her about our trip, the manager, Kiram, sat and chatted with us awhile. Such wonderful people there! If you ever travel through SC, look for a Fatz Cafe!

We stayed at a HoJo's Motel and it exceeded our expectations! Lovely room and very pet-friendly.

On Sunday, our second day, we stopped in Charlotte, NC at Joseph-Beth Booksellers where I met Julie who has a TB - they just won a blue ribbon at a hunter show! I hope to include her horse, Layla, in my Beloved Horses in Second Careers.

We continued on to Virginia, stopping in Wytheville and Lexington posting "Horse Stories Wanted" flyers at saddle shops and book stores while marketing my books. At Blue Plate Books in Winchester, I had a nice visit with the owner. He invited me to do a book signing there next time we are in the area!

Monday, we continued on into PA - stopping in Chambersburg and Carlisle. In Mechanicsburg, Woogie loved Diller Feed - the owner's wife gave him a dog treat!

We traveled to Hamburg to stop at Cabela's - we love that place! Then Allentown and finally Philadelphia to stay with our son, Josh, and his fiance, Kate. They now have a beagle/chow dog named Shanny, and so far she and Woogie are getting along!