Ramtough's Travels travel blog

Georiga pecan grove

A classroom in Plains (Jimmy & Rosalyn's) high school - grades 1-11

Old high school hallway - anyone out there old enough to remember...

Yes - two people really did get a drink at the same...

The principal's office at Plains High School - were you went to...

Exterior view of Plains high school - now the reception center and...

First Baptist Church Plains. Across the street from the school. Where Jimmy...

Maranatha Baptist Church Jimmy's current church where Jimmy regularly teaches Sunday School...

Downtown Plains

The Plains general store

The Plains Depot. This was Jimmy's campaign HQ

Billy Carter's (Jimmy's brother) service station - a replica of his truck...

Billy's truck

Jimmy's home place

Jimmy's bedroom

Another shot of the home place. It originally had no running water...

In case you've never seen red Georiga clay, it dosen't get any...

Part of the Anderson memorial

Andersonville as viewed from the commander's location - the white posts deleniate...

Another view of the posts. The inner posts are the deadline -...

Tombstones of some of the ~ 13K men who died at Anderonville....

These graves are union soldiers who were disinterred and brought to Andersonville...

Died at Andersonville - how sad

I did not know that Charles Lindbergh made his first solo flight...

And a beautiful evening to a great day - the moon as...

Jo Ann loves the moon. The picture cannot capture the glistening on...


We spent the day Sunday at the Jimmy Carter National Historical site and Andersonville prison. Andersonville, is also the US POW memorial to all POWs and an active military cemetery although it's hard to fathom why anyone would want to be buried there. When Jimmy Carter was running for president, his message sounded a lot like Obama's. I was much younger then and very frustrated with the establishment and I drank the cool-aid and voted for Carter who turned out to be a liberal when elected just like Obama. Although, it's hard for anyone to say that they didn't know how much of a liberal Obama was. It was very interested to spend the better part of the day looking at Jimmy Carter's history and understanding what made him who he is. Like him or not Jimmy Carter did more for the cause of equal justice among the races in our country than any other politician. He is also one of a very few whose reputation has not been tarnished by dishonesty and/or failure to honor his wife and his wedding vows.

We also visited the Andersonville National POW Memorial and the site of one of the worst human tragedies in our history. Andersonville was opened late in the war and designed for ~10K men. It grew to over ~33K prisoners pressed into about 12 acres in the heat of one of Georgia's hottest summers. Over 13K of these men died and are buried nearby. The complex is very moving. The museum documents POWs from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. I am very interested in the WWII era and Vietnam. I do not see how anyone who visits Andersonville can drive a Japanese car with a clear conscience.



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