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... rain. We traveled on Highway I-20 where we passed through the big city of Atlanta and then onward east. Good highways.
We arrived into Augusta at approximately 5:00 pm. Our watches were adjusted back to Eastern time as we had been on Central time while in Nashville and Birminhgham.
After getting settled into our hotel and ...
... Cotton plants that nornally are about 4 feet tall were only about 2 feet.
Aiken is a bigger version of Elora - a touristy town with lots of interesting little nooks and crannies. The roads in town are wide with overhanging branches. Must be pretty in the Spring as there are lots of magnolia trees and beautiful historic mansions. Good coffee shops and lots of antique shops. Quite the history here.
From what I read, there were three major ...
... aspect was that it didn't seem like a wealthy town. I assume that the golf club members come here for the day and the high tail it back to their mansions.
We went to the golf course and I spoke to the security guard who was just inside the entry gates. He advised me very politely that I was trespassing and that I could take as many photo's as I liked as long as I was outside of the gates.
This meant that I got a great shot of the ...
... of history surrounding Aiken. I have to say I was blown away. Cathy took us to a beautiful museum with several floors and rooms to view which was housed in an old Mansion. VERY COOL!!
Historic Inns - The Wilcox Inn (1898-1940) - The doorman wouldn't let you in if you were not wearing Johnson & Murphy brand shoes. He would simply say that the Inn was full! Some of the notables who came to this Inn were: Mrs. J.J. Astor; ...
... very proud of being their Godfather and has a wonderful and close relationship with both of the girls. Sierra is working as a biologist at Savannah River Project and sweet Cheyenne is still trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life, which is driving Mark nuts! Bob and Patty have recently joined the retiree ranks, but sadly, both have lost their moms in the last few weeks and have not yet had a chance to relax and enjoy the new freedom.