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Nov 23, 2019 - Whitetail ridge coe cg

We left Pensacola but not before we stopped at Joe Patti's seafood market which is the best one we've ever visited. We bought shrimp, snapper, scallops and more shrimp to take home and freeze. Worth the stop! Onward towards home but 2 major wrecks on 65 made us stop at whitetail ridge cg where we got a site for $12 on the water with electric and water. Got here after dark so don't know much about it but site 15 is great. Home tomorrow.

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May 14, 2016 - Callaway Gardens in LaGrange, GA

After a relaxing morning of sitting on the shoreline of the lake reading a book, we decided to have a quick lunch and head out to Callaway Gardens, a 6500 acre resort complex in Pine Mountain, GA. We stopped at the butterfly exhibits, then stopped at a lovely chapel where we sat in silence to meditate and pray. We found the country store where we bought stone ground grits and apple butter. By this time we were famished so we had lunch at the country restaurant. Mike and I decided to take a chance on a fried green tomato sandwich. So...

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Apr 18, 2014 - Hills and Dales Estate

San Simeon in Southern California is home to Hearst Castle once owned by William Randolph Hearst. Ashville, North Carolina is home to the Biltmore Estate still owned by the Vanderbilt family. LaGrange, Georgia is home to the Hills and Dales Estate built by Fuller Callaway Jr. He was a self-made businessman who was born and raised in LaGrange and made his money on various business ventures including textile. We decided to take a tour of Hills and Dales after a local raved about the estate and about the generosity of the Callaway family...

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Sep 6, 2011 - Tornado!

Monday, September 5, 2011--Payne Campground--Acworth, Georgia Another first for us, in our five years of travel. At 3:00 P.M. this afternoon, the campground host knocked on our door. He said that a tornado hit just south of us and was heading our way! We had to evacuate right away to the rest room building. As with most campgrounds, the rest room building is the only place in the park that is substantial. We have only minutes. What to take? Of course, us, and the fur kids. We also grabbed our laptop computer as most everything that is...

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Jun 1, 2011 - LaGrange, Georgia

6/1 – 6/8 It was a 216 mile drive from Lake Seminole to LaGrange, Georgia (US90, SR97, US27, SR109). We parked for the week at another beautiful Corp of Engineer (COE) park on West Point Lake called Holiday Campground. In our backyard was our own private beach, in front a beautiful view of another section of the lake. Life is tough! A few house problems showed up on our trip to LaGrange. Along the way the shower drain fitting decided to break; instead of the shower water going into our gray tank it leaked onto the floor of our utility bin....

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Mar 8, 2011 - LaGrange For a Visit With Friends

Monday, we took the scenic route (US 80) and wound around to arrive in LaGrange about noon. We pulled into the local Walmart for the night. After a quick bite of lunch and a quick walk to drop off prescriptions at the pharmacy, we called our good friends, Mike and Gerri. We spent the remainder of the afternoon and evening chatting away and catching up on everything that’s going on. Mike played chauffeur and drove us to Longhorn’s for dinner so we wouldn’t have to unhook our car. Then it was over to see their new home. Very nice; very nice,...

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Nov 7, 2006 - The Little White House in Warm Springs, GA

Yesterday, I set up camp in Pine Mountain, GA and discovered that I was near the place where FDR came to relax and use the warm waters from the natural spring to help his polio symptoms. Again, I learned alot, since I didn't know about this place at all! FDR was diagnosed with polio in 1921 and became paralyzed from the waist down. He was looking for someone or something that could cure this epidemic of the country, and heard someone say the warm springs in this area cured him of his muscular problems. So, in 1924 FDR came here and swam and...

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Apr 22, 2006 - PARADISE

PARADISE Paradise has a name, -- and it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt State Park in Warm Springs, Georgia. You would not believe how beautiful this place is. We were lucky enough to get the prime camping spot when we arrived here. Intending to stay here for three days, we quickly decided to extend our stay another two. Besides there being a lot to see here, I wanted to just enjoy some "vegging" time in this picturesque place. As you can see from the pictures, our "backyard" here is phenomenal. Our site is about 10 feet from the shore of...

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