Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, GA

Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, GA

After living in Savannah for 10 years, I'm still finding new places to explore!  Last week Jacob and I visited Old Fort Jackson, just 2 miles south of the city of Savannah.  It was the last line of defense on the Savannah River. It is a National Historic Landmark, and...

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Georgia State Railroad Museum

Georgia State Railroad Museum

Jacob and I paid a visit to the Railroad Museum in Savannah this week.  It is a National Historic Landmark site, and they have a large collection of steam engines in their Roundhouse.  This is the site of the workshops and terminal of the Old Central of Georgia...

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State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

State Botanical Gardens, Athens, Georgia

My final stop on my way home from Indiana was a visit to the State Botanical Gardens.  I had been there once in the middle of summer, and wondered what would be blooming during an early spring visit.  Athens is quite near Atlanta, if you need an orientation,...

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The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Pooler, GA

The Mighty 8th Air Force Museum, Pooler, GA

Last week one of my Garden Club friends took me for lunch at Miss Sophie's at the Mighty 8th Air Force Museum in Pooler, and then we toured the museum.  An important fact about Savannah is that it is a military town, especially the South Side.  Hunter Army Air Force...

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Habitat For Humanity Global Village, Americus, GA

Habitat For Humanity Global Village, Americus, GA

After a few days in Atlanta seeing some of my retired UCC Ministers (a job I do with the Pension Board)  I headed south to Americus, GA to visit the site of Habitat For Humanity's Global Village.  Habitat For Humanity has so far built affordable housing in 70...

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Grand Bay Banks Lake, Valdosta, GA

Grand Bay Banks Lake, Valdosta, GA

Visiting Grand Bay Banks Lake was one of our evacuation activities during Hurricane Matthew.  We evacuated to Valdosta, GA and all five of us shared a hotel room for 3 nights.  My son, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren shared this "adventure".  Why,...

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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful, historic southern city, with much charm and many stories to tell.  There are almost 250 years of such stories.  After living here 9 years, I still appreciate how much Savannah has to offer.  Let me share with you some of my favorites:...

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Jekyll Island, Georgia and the Millionaire’s Club

Jekyll Island, Georgia and the Millionaire’s Club

Yes, here I am again on yet another of Georgia's barrier islands.  I've been coming to Jekyll Island for over 20 years now, and it is by far my favorite of the barrier islands.  Fortunately for me, it is only about 1 1/2 hours drive from my home in Savannah,...

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Sea Turtle Release on Jekyll Island, Georgia

Sea Turtle Release on Jekyll Island, Georgia

I went down to Jekyll Island on Friday, July 8 specifically to see 3 sea turtles released.  I have been a supporter of the Sea Turtle Center for a number of years, and was excited to finally see a release.  The two smaller sea turtles were Kemps Ridleys, and had only...

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Ossabaw Island, Coastal Georgia

Ossabaw Island, Coastal Georgia

It was a beautiful summer's day onn Sunday  and I had the chance to explore yet another of the barrier islands off the coast of Georgia.  Many are not accessible to the general public, and it is always special to visit one of these beautiful islands.  See the article...

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Barrier Islands, Coastal Georgia

Barrier Islands, Coastal Georgia

  There are 13  barrier islands along the coast of Georgia.  A few are quite developed, such as Tybee and St. Simons, but most of them are still relatively unspoiled.  They have been considered prime property since colonial days,...

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Savannah Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Georgia

Savannah Botanical Gardens, Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is very lucky to have two Botanical Gardens and an Arboretum.  Today I visited the Savannah Botanical Gardens on Eisenhower Dr.  It was set up in 1990, and has grown beautifully in the 26 years of its existence.  It is run by the Savannah Area Council of...

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Ocean Springs, MS

Ocean Springs, MS

Ocean Springs is a very pretty little town just east of Biloxi, MS across the Biloxi Bay.  It still has a downtown, with lots of nice little shops, restaurants, The Walter Anderson Museum, and an Anderson gift shop and Tourist Office in the old Train Station.  And, as...

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Folkston, Georgia

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Folkston, Georgia

After my visit to the Heritage Center, I continued on to Folkston and the East Entance to the National Wildlife Refuge.  I got to use my National Parks Senior Pass!!  If you are over 65 and don't have one, you need to look into it.  I've used mine a lot over the past...

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Okefenokee Heritage Center, Waycross, Georgia

Okefenokee Heritage Center, Waycross, Georgia

After many years of driving past Okefenokee Swamp I decided it was time to explore!  And I am so glad that I did - what an interesting day I had.  Okefenokee Swamp covers 700 square miles of South Georgia and North Florida.  It has been managed as a National Wildlife...

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Cotton Fields of Georgia

Cotton Fields of Georgia

This was the beginning of a two-month journey in November-December 2015 to Biloxi, Mississippi. First day out I was driving through the cotton fields of Georgia.

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