Garden House Bed and Breakfast
135 Garden Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30030, United States
More about Decatur
The plaza is lighted at night
union general james b. mc phearson
ted's montana grill
Travel Tips for Decatur
Annual BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Each year in August this festival is held with the proceeds benefitting the Decatur Preservation Alliance. The first few concerts were held at the Decatur Depot (train station). It has since moved to the Oakhurst community in Decatur. The old depot, which dates to Civil War times, had become unusable and the railroad finally agreed to give it to the city provided it would be moved 35 feet from the tracks. The Alliance raised money for this, a new roof and other renovations. After renovation was complete the city leased it to a Cajun/Creole restaurant, The Depeaux (the name is a bit cutsey isn't it?) This is one of many community festivals and events each year and is always a good time. Admission is $5 and you can also purchase beer, soft drinks, hot dogs and barbeque.
Honoring our citizens
During the 1996 Olympics (hosted by Atlanta), Decatur played host to the delegation from Ireland. We had a coach stay most of 2 weeks in our home. To mark the event, Decatur modestly proclaimed itself Hometown to the World. After the event, many of the volunteers were recognized as Hometown Heroes. That tradition continued and now each year a group of citizens are honored as such for their work in making the community a better place in a variety of ways. We were very proud in 2005 when our daughter-in-law was named a Hometown Hero for her work with organizing assistance for the family of a man killed in a tragic and freak accident, the annual Christmas tree sale at the neighborhood school and other community services.
Fresh and good
I think Duck’s started as a bakery and still features freshly baked breads, cinnamon doughnuts, cookies, baby cakes and desserts made with natural, preservative free ingredients. My first knowledge of them was at a coffee shop which features their wonderful donuts. But they also serve amazing meals in their out-of-the-way funky place (if you don’t know Decatur get a map or good directions.) I love the quote from Virginia Woolf on their menu: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well.” They add “or as she said on many occasions: ‘VIVE LE DUCK!” We have tried their soups, sandwiches and pies and found all outstanding. My favorite sandwich is one they call the James Calvin, slow roasted pulled pot roast, their own horseradish sauce & Dijon mustard on walnut leek bread which is also my favorite bread. Their salads are fresh and varied and they make at least some of their own dressings. I am not sure of their hours but it is a place not to be missed for a very good, reasonably priced lunch.
A MEETING WITH ONE OF THE NICEST COUPLES IN VT
"Luncheon at Carpe Diem Restaurant."
On our way back from our 3 week Florida trip we had to pass by Atlanta again ,so we decided to have a short but great meeting with VT'r Rexvaughan and his beautiful wife Sacra .
Chris Balfor drove us from Atlanta to Decatur .
THANK YOU REX & CHRIS for meeting with us and Sacra it was a pleasure meeting you as well .
Lori & Hansi
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