If you know me at all, then you know that I am addicted to the Vampire Diaries, thanks to my daughter Angel! So when I was planning out our drive to Florida from Omaha I learned that we would only be 30 minutes West of Mystic Falls, otherwise known as Covington, GA. Now I could go on about how Covington is also the same town that the Dukes of Hazards was filmed in as well as parts of Gone With The Wind, but for me it was all about The Vampire Diaries.
I found a site that does tours – Mystic Fall Tours – and I learned of a Holiday Inn that has a special rate for us Vamp Diary fans – so of course we booked it. First I have to say, I LOVED our Holiday Inn Express stay. The staff was incredibly great, kind and helpful. The Director of Sales was amazing! She let me know that they were not currently filming on site, but that they were at their sound stage in Decatur. So no chance of seeing any of the show being filmed.
But I did a little research online and learned who the casting agency is for the extras, and of course I signed Becca up for it. I need to send a better head shot of her though. I also added Courtney into the database, who knows, maybe they will need a baby vampire…
We only got to walk around the square that night we drove in, as the next day we had to get back on the road. It is a beautiful town, with some wonderful woods and forests. Some of the old houses are absolutely stunning as well. I definitely plan on going back when I have more time to walk around, and hopefully while they are filming on site.
Of Note – The Mystic Grill caught fire in May and is no longer open, so no we didn’t get to go in and eat… I was a little bummed about that. Oh Well, next time.