Georgia On My Mind
|View from the Cabin Porch|
It has been no more present than our visit with friends Curtis and Kathy over the past several weeks. We arrived at their home, just outside of Calhoun Georgia fresh from out RV Driving School in New Bern, North Carolina. Our friends had agreed to let us park AIROSMITH there while we took a quick trip back to Boulder.
|Looking Down the Drive|
They have a wonderful home, set above the county road that leads to it. There is a single lane paved driveway that is about an eighth of a mile long. The drive winds uphill, rising a hundred feet or so, to where we were to park.
|Looking Up the Drive|
|Final Parking Spot|
Our time in Georgia was split between a week long trip back to Boulder, followed by time to visit with our friends. Curtis roasts and brews coffee, so it was espresso every morning. Kathy is a wonderful cook and she fed us better than we deserved. They also know the best restaurants in the area.
|Mural The Great Locomotive Chase|
They were pursued by William Fuller, the conductor of the commandeered train. He fist chased him by push car, and then a succession of locomotives. Andrews raiders were on the General, Fuller eventually on the Texas. Andrews and most of his men were eventually captured short of thier goal. The Confederates tried and executed them as spies. Some of the raiders were the first recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The event was re-created in film, by Walt Disnet where Fess Parker played Andrews. I liked being in an area (unexpectedly) that was the focus of a favorite childhood movie. Now if only I can find the location for Sancho the Homing Steer!
The best part was having the time to visit with Curtis and Kathy. Enjoying the time spent with good friends. Learning about Curtis's gardens and watching home work with them. Hearing about thier plans for the "Cabin". Feeding Spots and rubbing Roxy's belly. Watching Kathy make wonderful meal, mostly from scratch. Talking about, and remembering family, and mutual friends. Spending time solving the world problems late into the night. This is very much what travel is to us.