1143 Oak St. SE, Covington, GA 30014



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My niece recently moved to Covington, which gave me the opportunity to visit. I’ve heard so many great things about Covington and have been wanting to go there for a long time.

I am happy to say that Covington does not disappoint.

First, there are so many things to do. You may know that Covington is a hub for movies and television. I started by taking the Main Street Trolleys Movie Tour. It’s a really pleasant ride and the guide points out all the places that are used for film sets. Not satisfied with a general tour, I next headed to the Vampire Stalkers Mystic Falls Tour. Their museum is stocked with memorabilia from the Dukes of Hazzard, The Originals, and, of course, Vampire Diaries. This museum in itself is worth a trip to Covington.

I decided to stop by The Selfie Studio. This is such a cool place where you can choose from dozens of backdrops for your selfies. Afterwards, I walked through Chimney Park. This quiet spot in the middle of town is just behind the public library. It has a special feel due to the ruins of a large home there. You can imagine the families that lived there over the generations and relaxed in the same shade you are enjoying. The park is a joint project of the Friends of Newton Parks and the Newton County Parks and Recreation Commission. I plan to go back during the Christmas season for Twilights at Chimney Park. Thousands of lights, carolers, storytellers, and Santa welcome children of all ages.

By now it was past lunch time and I needed to refuel. There are so many great places to choose from that I had a hard time narrowing it down. Feeling nostalgic, I went into the City Pharmacy. I remember when most drug stores had fountains and would serve up milkshakes and freshly made sodas. City Pharmacy has much more to offer. During the week the restaurant is only open for dinner. Lucky for me it was Saturday and brunch was being served. I could have gone for French toast or chicken & waffles, but was tempted instead by the pimento cheese sandwich, with fried green tomatoes and candied bacon piled on. Utterly delicious! I’m hoping my niece will let me come during the week sometime, so I can try out their dinner menu.

There is so much more to tell you, but that’s all the time I have for now.

Until next time,

Bill Thomas

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