Knights Inn Aiken
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When traveling with 3 kids under 10 you start preparing months in advance! We have packed each person their own duffle bag, packed an extra bag for dirty laundry, and a carload of snacks and drinks that are corn free and fun. Also, each child was given a toiletry bag to hang from eat in front of them to keep toys and iPods in. Our hope is this will cut down on anyone stepping on their siblings beloved x, y, or ...
... 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 ...
... who came to this area for equestrian sports. It became known as the Winter Colony. When driving along the streets in and around town, you can see the beautiful mansions, churches and shops that were restored during this time.
In 1949, when the Soviet Union exploded a nuclear weapon, President Truman reacted by having a facility built south of Aiken that would produce nuclear materials for hydrogen bombs. It employed almost 40,000 people on ...
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.
... Mr. and Mrs. Averill Harriman; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mellon; Mr. Ralph Pulitzer; Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt and Baron and Baroness Von Sternberg - I suppose they all could afford the proper shoes!!
Entertainers who frequented Aiken included: Fred Astaire (his wife's Aunt and Uncle owned a home on East Street (what else) and they would frequently visit). Bing Crosby played golf with friends here often; Will Rogers (friends of the Post family) came to ...