Southern Belles get their Gilmore on

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Once in a blue moon, a girl just wants to pack away her Lilly Pulitzer dresses, ditch her beauty routine, bow out of her social commitments, and “go off on a toot,” as “Mama” Vicki Lawrence used to say on the old Carol Burnett Show.

Where, we pondered, might our Southern Rory—let’s call her Rory Grace—go? Which roads would she ramble? What escapes would she seek? If we all put our heads together, we should be able to map out some killer stops for her: