Omaha, GA in the Florence Marina State Park
We found a GA state park in SW Georgia that was about 26 miles from Cheryl’s distant cousin and it turned out to be a gem. On the way from Tallahassee, FL to Omaha, GA (along the Chattahoochee River at Walter F. George Reservoir) we saw lots of farms, cornfields, red dirt and waterways. Several homes or farms had birdhouses made from gourds clustered on tall poles.
It is still icky sticky hot and humid and this state park had full hook ups including 50amp electric, water, sewer and cable. There was definately no DirecTv down in among all these tall pines and oaks dripping with Spanish Moss.
The campground was full of vultures, black headed turkey variety, and they were on the buildings, on the grass and in the trees. There were several dozens of them, but they were shy of people and flew away as we approached. We also saw a couple of colorful lizards climbing the tree just outside our dining window.
Traveling in the South, we have seen rocking chairs on the porches of old small homes and even on big expensive homes. Not to be outdone, the campground office had 4 rocking chairs out front. Unfortunately for the heat and humidity (95 with a heat index making it about 105), no one sat outside and rocked.
After setting up and cooling off for a while, we went to visit Cheryl’s distant cousin Leena and her mother. It was nice to finally meet her after all our emailing and her help with my ancestors information.