Tuesday, October 18 – We left Augusta this morning headed for Foley, AL. The trip would take us about 8 1/2 hours so we stopped in Montgomery, AL, at Woods RV Campground. It is a Passport America campground so $15 for an overnight stop was in order. There is plenty of space between each site, but the gravel drives are a bit narrow.
A FLASHBACK TO OUR LAST DAYS IN AUGUSTA
Saturday, October 15 – Marsha found several sites to see in Augusta today. We started out with the Air Show that we were able to observe from Paul's brother John's back yard.
There were quite a few planes twisting and turning in the air over the city. One larger WWII bomber flew over several times. Pretty exciting!
We then headed downtown Augusta via the Titanic Leno's Butt Bridge. It crosses the Augusta Canal in the old industrial area of Augusta. A unique and very ornate bridge with lions and eagles located at each end. The Butt Memorial bridge was named in honor of Major Archibald Butt who was born in Augusta, Georgia on September 26,1865. He served as an Aide-de-camp to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft, and he lost his life after helping to save women and children on the TITANIC April 15, 1912.
Then it was off to one of Marsha's “must sees”......the “I feel good.....do da, do da, do, da, do”......James Brown statue. In 2005 the bronze statue was designed as a tribute to the godfather of soul in his home town of Augusta, Georgia. It also commemorate his induction into the Music Hall of Fame and the 2003 Kennedy Center Honoree. The "Godfather of Soul", in bronze, with cape and microphone.
The Savannah River flows right through downtown Augusta. They have a beautiful Riverwalk along the western river bank. It's a brick walkway with many beautiful flowers, wonderful shade trees, memorials, and benches to sit and enjoy the river. The Riverwalk consists of two (2) bricked levels the upper level accessible via stairways/ramps. Today was the Walk For the Cure using the park for their fund raiser.
Our last sight to check-out was the HUGE SOLO CUP. This is located in front of the Solo Manufacturing Company. The cup is over 2 1/2 stories tall and ten feet in diameter.
To finish off the day, we headed to our nephew's house to watch NCAA football and enjoy a low country boil.
Ryan & his wife, Holly, recently had twin boys – Graham and Hudson.
They also have a two year old boy, Noah.
These guys are big Clemson University football fans. They both graduated from Clemson. Even the six week old twins were dressed in their “game day” clothes. We wore our VT appeal and helped them on to a big win. Luckily, Clemson pulled out a thrilling victory over Maryland to remain undefeated in the ACC.
Ryan had prepared a Low Country Boil to enjoy before the game. He cooked sausage, potatoes, corn on the cob, shrimp, and Cajun spices in the pot of boiling water. Ummmm....Ummmmm....good!!! This was topped off with Key lime pie of dessert.
We got to play with the kids, and Marsha was so excited to hold a baby again.
The family minus the twins.
We had a wonderful visit with the Augusta Weavers. Thanks so much John Ryan and Holly for your southern hospitality! We truly enjoyed it.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!