Georgia: Early Observations

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P1010145It’s definitely heating up, and I think we made it out of Florida before the real heat n’ humidity kicked in. Thing is, Georgia is only a couple notches less than Florida, and for some reason, it’s making it difficult for me to sleep. Never having suffered from lack of sleep, it’s a little weird – a little uncomfortable. But, hey, my new schedule allows for unplanned siestas! (Actually, it isn’t such a “new” schedule – it’s been exactly one year today, that I’ve had this freedom.)

Siesta in the Shade

Siesta in the Shade

I’ve also received my share of mosquito bites. I dodged them in Florida, but here they have found my vulnerable spots: the bottom of my foot, my scalp, and between my fingers. Darn them!

As soon as we crossed the Florida/Georgia border, it was all “Yes, ma’am” and “Yes, sir.” Gentlemen hold doors for me. And, get this, standing in line at a Subway (fast food), two young men who happened to be ahead of me in line, offered me cuts – like, you know, “ladies first?” I drew the line there.

Another observation is the influence of the Civil War. Woody was thrilled we’ll have some opportunity to explore this part of our nations history while in Georgia. (Our preliminary research on other Civil War destinations turned up not dog friendly.)

Dog Friendly Civil War Museum at Fort McAllister

Dog Friendly Civil War Museum at Fort McAllister

The Confederacy appears to still be revered. I have found the brazen waving of the Confederate flag offensive, however it must mean something else here. I see it everywhere, and I want to find out why.

Confederacy Lives On

Confederacy Lives On

And, when the billboards started boasting Peach World only 58 miles – I knew we would have to stop. I adore roadside fruit stands. And, as luck would have it, we arrived on the first day they had fresh peaches for the season! What hospitality too, or, more likely, they know how to push product, I tasted peach slushy, peach wine, peach bread and peach salsa. No matter how hard I tried to limit because we have no refrigeration, no storage, no….

Peach World

Peach World

they made certain I walked away with plenty of small, no refrigeration necessary, goodies. Peaches on cereal, on the grill, in our salads and dribbling down our chins. Yum!

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Just a travel junkie trying to find my voice in the blogosphere. I enjoy sharing my photography and fast facts I learn in the places I travel through.

6 thoughts on “Georgia: Early Observations

  1. Robert Scott

    Having lived in Alabama, I can tell you that the war is definitely not over for some in Dixie. The flag is going to become an increasingly bitter point of contention in the years to come. If you have a chance, you might check out Stone Mountain. It is a Civil War memorial carved on the same grand scale as Mount Rushmore, and started by the same sculptor who did Rushmore.

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  2. Mormor

    Looking past that Confederate flag, that is a pretty cool looking camping trailer!
    Stay cool and buy a mosquito net. Love ya.

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    1. Hali Post author

      You know, Arne gave us a net, but it didn’t quite work in the rig, I might have to re-visit it – thanks for the reminder/idea.

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