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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 ...
... 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.
... fundraisers for the Winter Colony (the rich and famous winter residents). There was a Black Nightclub in N. Augusta and the greatest jazz players of the day would play there when they were on the "Chitlin' Circuit", from 1932-1941. Niles Borop (born and brought up in Aiken) wrote, performed and produced over 4,000 pieces of music here. He has been awarded 18 Gold Records; 6 ASCAP awards; 6 BMI awards; 3 DOVE awards and 15 DOVE nominations and recorded 63 NO. 1 Songs. ...
... walked from room to room in Mark’s home, I felt and saw Haven everywhere, which was strangely comforting. Some of her collectables brought back such vivid and fond memories that at times I felt like she was going to walk through the door. Her big sweet kitty, Buddy Love, hasn’t lost one of his robust 30 lbs. after years of dieting. What a love machine and great companion for Mark.
Roy and Patti managed to squeeze in a golf game on ...