Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I was chastised this evening after dinner by Rich Coppens for not having written a blog since the 11th.  The Georgia Tara Travelers (Escapees Chapter 16) lasted from the 11th to the 14th.  We had 5 RVs and a total of 11 people.  It was a nice group.IMG_0048IMG_0049IMG_0050IMG_0051IMG_0052  We had happy hours at 4pm; a delicious lasagna dinner prepared by one of our members; a business meeting on Friday morning; a tour of the Misty Mountain Model Railroad;IMG_0067IMG_0071IMG_0072IMG_0073IMG_0081IMG_0083IMG_0103 dinner at Steve’s Steakhouse; the Blairsville Sorghum Festival on Saturday;IMG_0104IMG_0105IMG_0107IMG_0110IMG_0111 a fabulous potluck dinner;IMG_0114 and finally Hitches and Hugs after a continental breakfast on Sunday morning.

Sunday afternoon we went out to dinner with Mike Berkman.

On Monday, the 15th, we left Blairsville and drove to Columbus, GA via Rome and US 27.  It was the start of a wonderful week with our son, Doug.  He took us out to dinner several times with his girlfriend.  On Saturday, the 20th, Doug, Marilyn and I went to Stone Mountain GA for the Highland Games.20121020_110243 They had 28 pipe and drum bands playing on the field at once during the opening ceremonies.20121020_123541

On Monday morning, we left Columbus and drove to the Jekyll Island Campground.  Jekyll Island is one of those places where the super-rich from the beginning of the last century had their summer homes.  Wallace Lewis and several of his buddies organized a week of shrimping, and invited us to join in.  Tuesday evening we all went shrimping, and then gathered for a potluck dinner.20121023_173658  Marilyn was taking pictures with my phone, and had to take one of this pelican.20121023_184201  This morning (Wednesday) some made it back to the beach to start shrimping at 6:30am.  I didn’t make it until about 8am.  After de-heading the shrimp, they were put in plastic storage bags.20121024_11054620121024_110557  Then, this evening it was time to have a shrimp boil.  Here is Bennitt stirring the pot.  20121024_170830  Now it is time to lay out the spread, and eat.  20121024_17341120121024_17353320121024_174751

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