2015 Southern Sojourn travel blog

Today's route

Lots of pecan groves in southwestern Georgia

Vidalia, home of the sweet onion

 

Confederate nuclear missile in Cordele, GA

Hillbilly Produce store

Wilcox County Court House

Funeral hearse at funeral home near Vidalia

Winnie at Beaver Run RV Park


We made our way across Georgia today and ended the day in at the Beaver Run RV Park in Metter, GA. We stayed here last year on our way home. I wanted to come back because the people that own the park are so friendly. As with last year the owner delivered fresh baked chocolate chip cookies to Winnie's door. You can't get more welcoming than that. Those of you RV'er's who travel through this area should plan a stop at Beaver Run.

Not alot to note on the trip across Georgia except the Confederate nuclear missile in Cordele. there is an old Titan I missile in a Krystal parking lot along I75. It's been there since 1969 when the Rotary Club president and missile-lover John S. Pate Jr. managed to arrange for the 98-foot-tall ballistic missile to be donated by the U.S. government, dismantled in California, shipped to Warner Robins Air Force Base, and then trucked here. On the sign by the base it labeled as Confederate Air Force Pad No. 1. I wasn't able to get a good picture because of traffic and no place to pull in with Winnie, but you get the ides. We also passed through Vidalia, the home of the sweet onion. They have a museum dedicated to the Vidalia onion, the official state vegetable of Georgia. We didn't stop because I couldn't think of what might be there to spend more than 5 minutes looking at. I might be surprised though. Maybe on another trip.

It finally stopped raining sometime early this morning in Americus and warmed up to the low 60's. I think our luck with cold weather has run out. Our plans were to head to Columbia, SC tomorrow, but there is a weather advisory for snow, sleet, and freezing rain for most of tomorrow. The storm that hit Texas and Louisiana today will be hitting north Georgia and South Carolina tomorrow. I think we'll probably wind up staying here for a day to let the slippery weather pass. Stay tuned.

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