Rainy week in Georgia

Our daughter-in-law Shelly is a great example to me, if I would only follow her lead. She is a part of an exercise group and she does a variety of very healthful activities, including running while we’re still sleeping or drinking coffee. One day this week she took us to the headgates at Savannah Rapids Park so we could walk along part of the route she runs with her group. It is a beautiful area with several trails of varying lengths. We just took a short loop, though, and I didn’t get to this vantage point so I borrowed a picture from their website. The day we visited, though, the trees were green and the grass was green but it was still a beautiful day.

rapids park

We went to the Augusta Visitor’s Center early in the week and picked up information on a number of local must-see sights. Our hostess there was a wealth of information and was very enjoyable. Unfortunately, the Augusta Museum of History was closed that day so we had to go back later in the week. Somehow, we found a sunny spot in the otherwise rainy weather and had a great afternoon. We were barely able to skim the surface of that museum, which includes so many exhibits it would take all week to see them all. There is a full sized railroad engine with several cars in one room, a medical history collection in another room, a James Brown collection and a large exhibit honoring Marine Lt. Col. Aquilla James “Jimmy” Dyess, a World War II hero from Andersonville, GA.

The story of Augusta’s significant golf history begins in the rotunda on the first floor with several bronzes honoring golfing legends.

golfer

That continues upstairs along with other rooms spotlighting social life in Augusta’s history and all the famous people who do or have called Augusta home. We even saw the dress Brenda Lee wore when she met Elvis Presley! We definitely need to spend more time there another trip.

One painting I particularly enjoyed depicts American soldiers over the years on parade.

soldiers on parade

We drove through a historic section of beautiful homes, most of which were larger than every house we ever owned, probably all added together! And then we came home to our 40′ bus, not a bit envious. Well, maybe a little!

We’ve had a great week just spending time with Robert and Shelly, eating together and just visiting. Today, we drove to Duluth, GA, a suburb of Atlanta, to attend the baccalaureate for the Duluth High School class of 2016. It was held in a local Methodist church and we were very glad we went. It had been 5 years since we had attended any of Alma’s school functions and the only thing left is commencement on Thursday. We are very proud of her and you can tell by looking that Robert is a proud dad, too.

Rob shelly alma

Alma’s mom needs a big pat on the back for being in the trenches day to day. We appreciate your effort, Lisa!

lisa alma

 

 

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