Quality Inn Aiken
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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 ...
... The rails are mainly abandoned now but they have been made into walking and riding trails - Rails to Trails.
In 1865, Confederate General Joseph Wheeler took his position in Aiken to oppose Union General Sherman's raid during the War Between the States. Sherman was defeated. For the past 20 years, the town of Aiken has reenacted this Battle of Aiken in February. It is supposed to be quite the event to watch.
In 1870, Aiken began to attract ...
... aspect was that it didn't seem like a wealthy town. I assume that the golf club members come here for the day and the high tail it back to their mansions.
We went to the golf course and I spoke to the security guard who was just inside the entry gates. He advised me very politely that I was trespassing and that I could take as many photo's as I liked as long as I was outside of the gates.
This meant that I got a great shot of the ...
... 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; ...
The day and a half in Georgia with our friends Mark Haddox and Bob & Patti Mannix went way too quickly. We've been friends since the early 80’s and even though the miles have separated us for many years, the friendships have lasted and stayed strong. Sierra and Cheyenne Mannix have grown into the most beautiful girls and watching everyone together, it’s evident they fill a big void in Marks’ life since my dear friend Haven’s passing. ...