We were so looking forward to the next destination, our home base near Savannah, GA. And we were not disappointed as we settled in at Fort McAllister State Historic Park, less than an hour’s drive from the city. The weather forecast for the next few days said cloudy, a little rain and maybe some wind. We hoped for better, but didn’t mind too […]
When you’re hanging out close to nature and wildlife, you are bound to see amazing, amusing and fascinating things that wildlife do naturally. For instance, we’re not sure what these Northern Mockingbirds were doing just before they flew away – maybe some kind of mating dance? Steve tried hopping around in front of me, and I wanted to fly away […]
Have you? We had exactly that unpleasant experience recently. It was late in the afternoon on the day we were under a tornado watch, and the winds were already picking up. We were busy stowing anything that might get blown away, and Steve had the barbecue going to get our chicken cooked (no storm will come between Steve and his trusty Weber!).
We left LaGrange and continued our trek up north to Stone Mountain, GA. This is actually a granite mountain in Georgia, not the city with the same name. When we arrived we were surprised to see not just an ordinary mountain, but a huge dome-like mass of granite. As soon as we settled in at the Stone Mountain Park Campground […]
After lingering in the life and times of FDR, we shifted our attention to estates, glorious gardens and butterflies. Two famous attractions in Georgia are the Hills & Dales Estates and Callaway Gardens, which have strong ties to LaGrange, GA. In 1911, textile magnate Fuller E. Callaway Sr., who was born in LaGrange, bought the Ferrel Gardens, built his home and renamed it the Hills and […]