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Today we push on from. Birmingham, Alabama to cross the State of Georgia from West to East. We will drive for about 4.5 hours today with Augusta as our final destination. Driving was good with a wee bit of misty rain at fiirst but finally blue skies and sunshine broke through. It was so wonderful to finally see some sunshine after several days ...
... shaped this little town - the railroad, the Winter Colony and the big nuclear power plant that was built in the 1950's, south of the town.
The first train rolled through the newly established town of Aiken in 1833 and shortly afterwards a bigger town was planned and built. It attracted lots of visitors, particularly wealthy people from Charleston who wanted to spend their summers at the "place of retreat from the heat and malaria of unhealthier ...
Drove 140 miles on 2.5 hours.
The purpose of this stop was to take a peak at the legendary Augusta National Golf Course, the home of the US Masters golf tournament.
The town itself is nondescript for such a famous location. Its hard to fathom where the spectators and media would stay during the tournament as its not a large town and dining and entertainment options are limited.
... hike in the woods with one of the staff of the park cleaning up a trail. It was a nice way to spend a Saturday and they even feed us hotdogs. We have found the Georgia State Parks to be the best. They are really nice, well kept and the staff is always friendly. Thank you Georgia!!
We haven't done much the last 5 days, a trip to Walmart and an Italian dinner out and some walking around ...
... 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; ...