Thursday, April 18, 2013


25 ~ 28 Mar

Good thing I packed last night. In the middle of the night a heavy rain storm came. We waited until the sky opened before we hit the road. We crossed the Georgia border on the second day of travel and stopped at Moody AFB, but their FAMCAMP was not on base. Instead we spent three nights at a small highway RV park. We had to recharge the cell phone, camera battery and do laundry. 

With five days to get to our next campgrounds we would hit four National Parks in three days and spend 19 hours at Wal Mart.

29 Mar

We arrived at President Jimmy Carter's hometown and the NHS is located in his old childhood school. As you arrive the video is in the school auditorium. Couple of the excepts you'll see is a replica of his old classroom, his Nobel Prize, and a White House Oval Office desk. The town is small and less than two blocks away, so we walked and checked it out. There is about 5-6 stores. Here is an ice cream store, restaurant, hardware etc... The old train station where Jimmy Carter had his campaign rally still stands and is part of the NHS.
The next President of the United States

Andersonville NHS is about one hour away so we were able to get there too. It was a POW camp for captured North soldiers in the Civil War. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined there. Of these, almost 13,000 died here. Today, Andersonville NHS is a memorial to all American prisoners of war throughout the nation's history and it's still an active cemetery. When we arrived we had only 1 1/2 hrs. before they closed for the day. We were able to see the NHS video and exhibits. The exhibits was talking about POW's from every war/conflict in US history. I just stood there thinking of what these men and women had to go through to allow myself and the rest of Americans to be free.  I'm honored to be part of the arm services in doing my small part to carry on the tradition of protecting America and keeping her free.


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