Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club
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... National POW Museum was outstanding. I drove through the cemetery briefly before making my way south to Plains, Georgia and the Jimmy Carter NHS, less than a half-hour away, where I learned about the rural upbringing of the future President and his wife (including their influential school teacher who told her handful of students to do their best "in case you become President ...
... true for both the Union and the Confederacy. Andersonville was truly a horrible place.
The visitor’s center has a very good film about the prison. Also on the grounds is the National Prisoner of War Camp which honors and remembers American POWs in all wars since the Revolution. There is also an excellent film with readings from deceased prisoners of all wars and lots of interviews with living POWs from World ...
... s work that brought power to rural families like the Carters who got electricity in 1935.
The grounds are well kept with walkways, a fountain, and a path to the top of the mountain. We didn’t go to the top since it was raining. The house itself is small, only 5 rooms, and very rustic. It is, after all, a get-away, a retreat, a cabin. The furnishings are comfortable and homey. It is typical of ...
... But church parking lots seem to be full.
Our first stop is Plains High School. There is a lot of space devoted to Miss Julia Coleman who taught both Jimmy and Rosalynn for several grades in this school that was 7-12 grades. There is a room set up as a classroom with small desks, medium desks, and large desks to accommodate children in various grades. Carter credits her with planting seeds for ...
... of pine needles below them all along the highway. The grass is a little greener.
We cross into Georgia and almost immediately there is a change. Some farm fields are a carpet of bright green (alfalfa or wheat???) Some fields have cattle and horses. One even had some donkeys. We got a good laugh when I call a miniature horse a "toy horse". Oh, well—whatever word works!
Trees are beginning to flower. Bright redbuds light ...