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Mar 28, 2019 - Americus Georgia

We left Gunter Hill COE near Montgomery AL on March 26th and continued heading East. Our journey was all on back country roads – no interstates on this leg of our journey! While interstate highways generally get you from point A to Point B the quickest, they are not always the best route when pulling a big rig like Mo. For one thing, a lot of the highways are in disrepair and have bad transitions from the highway to and from bridges and overpasses. Those hard transitions really do a number on the suspension, axles and tires. Anywho, we took...

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2019 Life in our RV

Jun 12, 2016 - Andersonville

Today we went to Andersonville, site of the South's most infamous Civil War prison camp. The visitor facilities have really been upgraded since our visit so many year's ago. The visitor center includes a POW museum that honors those forgotten heros from all of our wars as well as wars everywhere, very moving. We viewed a movie about Andersonville itself. During the Civil War it was established in early 1864 and before closing more than 13,000 men died there. It was designed for 10,000 and held 30,000 at one time. Ironically some of the...

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2016 Eagle trip

Jun 11, 2016 - Habitat for Humanity and Plains

We first drove to Americus to see the international headquarters of Habitat for Humanity. Their Global Village has a 10 minute video that gives an overview of their worldwide out reach. They have built 6 million homes as of 2016. The village is very visual. First you go through shanty homes from all over the world to give one a perspective on how people live, then they have a route through representative homes in various countries of Africa SE Asia and south and Central America to show the upgrades in living conditions that they provide....

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Jun 10, 2016 - Brickyard plantation

We had a good drive, are off the interstate about 20 miles and close to Americus, Plains, Andersonville. This is an rv park with a golf course. During the winter they are very busy with snowbirds. Now due to summer heat it's not so busy and the campground is about 15% full.

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Mar 1, 2016 - Hot Water Again

Yesterday was a chore day. We needed to get some prescriptions filled, go grocery shopping, and make arrangement to have a mobile RV repair technician come out to fix Winnie's water heater. On the last chore the tech couldn't make it to the Brickyard Plantation until today. I also allowed some time for golf and played 9 holes. The last time I played the course there were three 9-hole courses that you could mix and match to get 18 holes if you wanted. This year there are only 2 and they were in terrible condition. It appears that the owners...

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2016 Winter Trek

Feb 28, 2016 - Going Back to Georgia

Our route today was through the piedmont area of SC and Georgia with lots of gentle hills. Not much exciting along the way except a small accident (not us) along US 1 just before we left SC. It was a nice day though for a drive through Georgia with the sun out and temperatures in the 70's. Yesterday, I thought we were starting to accumulate problems that are going to need to be prepared. The first was slow flowing hot water. We had this problem back in 2010 and found out the one-way valve in the hot water tank was a no-flow valve. We had...

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Apr 26, 2015 - The last day of SEFF, some thoughts

4-26-15 Last day at SEFF Today was the last day of the 2015 SEFF. The actual ending was yesterday as most folks pulled out Saturday evening to get home in time for work Monday, poor buggers. The day was mostly nice and sunny but the wind was pretty high making flying light models a challenge. Some of us took up the challenge and only a few were "blown away.” I flew my "Fun Cub,” YAK 54, and my quad-copter (drone). It was pretty windy! Went to town. Went to the Post Office, McDonalds (for WiFi), and to Salvation Army to donate items we are...

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Apr 25, 2015 - SEFF rain day

4-25-15 SEFF rain day A light rain began around 8AM, right on time. This had been predicted all week long. Some of the folks are pulling out and the noon demos were canceled. Not much flying going on at the moment. There was a prize drawing and awards ceremony at noon. The rain had let up to allow that to happen outdoors. The sponsors and vendors donated many nice prizes. There were also awards for best new product (Multiplex 16 channel radio) and best new airplane (Falcon QQ Extra 300). Julie and I took our afternoon trip to Americus for...

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Apr 24, 2015 - SEFF Demos and BBQ

4-24-15 SEFF Demos and BBQ Today got a bit busier at SEFF. More people have arrived and the show is ramping up in earnest. The noon demonstration was very good. Lots of great airplanes flown by world class pilots. There were a couple mishaps to remind us that flying these things isn’t as easy as it looks. I took hundreds of pictures. I posted some of my favorites for your enjoyment. After the Demos, Julie and I went back to Cafe Campesino for coffee and WiFi as is our new tradition. Need to keep up with events somehow in the middle of...

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Apr 23, 2015 - Southeast Electric Fight Festival, Day 4

4-23-15 Southeast Electric Flight Festival (SEFF), Day 4 Another great day at SEFF in south central Georgia. Here is what goes on at SEFF: There are flight lines set up for Sport fliers, 3D fliers, Helicopters, Float planes, and multi rotor and FPV (first person view) aircraft. To help remind the pilots to stay in their zones, guys with paintball guns are patrolling the margins. Anyone out of their zone are fair game! How cool is that? There are events like "Extreme Speed,” ”Ultimate Destruction Combat,” “No Excuses Limited Motor Run...

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Apr 22, 2015 - Southeast Electric Flight Festival, Day 3

4-22-15 SEFF, day 3 Was a chilly morning with plenty of mist on the grass but the skies are clear and it’s looking like it will be a great day. I attended the morning pilot’s meeting (field rules, events, and where to dump your trash), then breakfast, then off to Americus, GA to find WiFi. Our first stop was the town library which didn’t work very well. Julie thinks the latest 4G technology hasn’t reach this part of Georgia yet. Julie was able to locate a coffee shop that did have great WiFi. Here is a travel tip for you: If you are looking...

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Apr 21, 2015 - Cumming, GA to Americus, GA

4-21-15 Cumming, GA to Andersonville, GA According to the weather reports, it will be the best day in many wet ones in this area, no signs of tornados! Bob and Julie must be leaving town. All roads in northern Georgia seem to go thru or very near Atlanta. Rose said the trick is to avoid the rush hour and hope for no accidents. She explains the sweet spot is around 9:30 or 10 AM. We said our goodbyes and pulled out around 9:45 AM. Turns out getting through Atlanta was a breeze, (Thanks Rose!). Weather was perfect and traffic moving very...

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