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Seminole State Park

Seminole State Park

Next up on the journey I decided to head for another noted GA State Park – Seminole State Park – right down on the GA, FL, AL border.

This particular Georgia Park is on beautiful Lake Seminole, a 37,500-acre reservoir with excellent boating, fishing and birding. The lake is a reservoir created by the Jim Woodruff Dam and both the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers join in the lake before flowing from the lake as the Apalachicola River. (yup, for those paying attention that would be the same Chattahoochee River that flows through my old stomping grounds in ATL! ) Read more

I Am A Texan Again

“What Texans can dream, Texans can do.”
– George W. Bush

Damn Yankee is a Texan Again…wonder if W would approve??

In 1990 the family and I moved to Texas for greener pastures and I became a Texan for the first time. Spent 10 years there and generally loved every one of them…Amazing how this Yankee adapted so well.

Fast forward to 2011…time to once again decide about a new domicile… Read more

Micro Spaces

“Come on Dad…you could live like this…”

Awhile ago I wrote that my daughter-in her infinite wisdom-seemed to bless the whole idea of me heading out in an RV. Smart young woman…

Likewise, another “wise one” ☺ – my nephew N – leant a new definition to the RV living spaces. While in Boston for the Christmas holidays, he mentioned new apartment building going on in South Boston which were being described as “micro apartments”…we soon were discussing the similarities of those apartments with the Bunkhouse. Read more

Rural Georgia…Rural America???

Rural Georgia..gonna get a little philosophical here….just giving you all fair warning…but go ahead, try it, you’ll like it…

This driving around rural Georgia led me to wonder about this state I lived in for over 10 years and never fully appreciated for its diversity. Read more

Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park

I had been told by the park folks in Pine Mountain that GA Vets was worth a stop. Figured I would check it out –sounded kind of interesting–and, it was in Cordele, GA -watermelon capital of the world!! What’s more authentic rural than that ☺

The park was established as a memorial to U.S. veterans and the park features an outdoor display and museum with aircraft (including a Boeing B-29A), armored vehicles, uniforms, weapons, medals and other items from the Revolutionary War through the Gulf War. Read more

When a “wrong” turn is the “right” turn…

When a wrong turn is the right turn…
With my stay at Pine Mountain over, I decided to continue my journey through Georgia and on to another GA State Park. After all, I had a GA State Park pass that had some nice benefits. Georgia Veterans SP looked like a good place to spend some time getting used to the RV life. Read more

Bueller?…Bueller?…Bueller?…

Bueller?…Bueller?…Bueller?…

As the father of 2 adult daughters who have busy lives of their own –and don’t always remember they have a Dad ☹ – I have occasionally resorted to using in an email a notable quote from the 1986 Matthew Broderick movie Ferris Bueller’s “Day Off” to get their attention and request they find a minute to check in with dear old Dad

Bueller?…Bueller?…Bueller?… Read more

History Lesson

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith”

…. from FDR’s unfinished Jefferson speech

After enjoying Callaway for much of the day, S ( who had come down for ATL for the weekend) suggested we find out how close Warm Springs was to our location. I had no idea it was so close. So, spur of the moment, off we went. Read more