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Today is the last day of the Conference and our last full day in Atlanta. Drive to Orlando tomorrow to join the cruise on the 11th. I left the hotel early and caught the shuttle bus to the Martin Luther King Jnr Historic site. It included the Ebeneza Baptist Church that his father and he were ministers. The church was the centre of his civil rights work. His wife, after his assassination, took over and continued his amazing work for peace ...
... the Warren house, around which the battle was fought and it became, you've guessed it, a hospital. The home is privately owned and is being refurbished, although the driver questioned whether the old doctor who owned would live long enough to see it complete, as the refurbishment had been going on for 20+ years.
The Stately Oaks mansion was highlighted, more later.
Behind the courthouse a man named Alonzo Herndon built a barber shop and he ...
A confederate general had a house in the town. A Union soldier died on its steps and the generals daughter buried him in the back garden. After the war the daughter wrote to the soldiers family and arranged for his body to be transferred to them.
I wondered around the town and actually a lot has survived from pre war.
With the fall of Atlanta, and the already 6 month long siege of Petersburg, the Confederate states were ...
... and lovely craft stalls and Val, I, Holly and Eli had a really really great day wandering the stalls. There was music and laughter and we ate loads and drank plenty and generally revelled in the chance to wander in the sunshine.
Sunday, Holly took Val and I out to another of her bird watching haunts. We saw so many more birds, and Holly was great at hearing their calls and identifying them so that she'd know what to look for and where. We saw woodpeckers ...
... and Broccoli, and if you were still upright, choices of things for dessert. Me, I went down after the main course. Dead asleep. My early morning caught up with me. No internet over the ocean. What a bummer. So I write things that will fly through the virtual mail later, when I land. If we can exchange people's body organs out, why can't we have internet over water? I ...
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6288 Old Dixie Rd, Jonesboro | Hotelfrom $104
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628 Southside Commercial Parkway, Jonesboro | 2 star hotelfrom $44
6358 Old Dixie Highway, Jonesboro | 1 star hotelfrom $155
701 Southside Commercial Pkwy, Jonesboro | 2 star hotelfrom $56
6326 Old Dixie Highway, Jonesboro | Hotelfrom $34
599 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro | 1 star hotelfrom $133
740 North Avenue, Jonesboro | Hotelfrom $50