Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

I took an overnight road trip to Columbia, SC on Sunday and Monday, visiting the Rivers’ Bridge State Historic Site in Erhardt, SC on the way to Columbia and visiting the Riverbanks Zoo and Saluda Factory historic site in Columbia before heading back to Savannah on Monday. I had never visited either Rivers’ Bridge or… Read More Civil War History and a Visit to the Riverbanks Zoo – Columbia, SC Overnight Road Trip; 18/19 September 2022

Book Review: The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45

I just finished reading John Winton’s The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45 about the Royal Navy in the Pacific Theater in the closing stages of World War II. Often times, the most mention you get of the Royal Navy in the Pacific in 1944 and 1945 is that they were… Read More Book Review: The Forgotten Fleet: The Story of the British Pacific Fleet, 1944-45

The Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, Andersonville, a Space Fence, a Matador Missile, and the Little Ocmulgee State Park – Road Trip Radio Report; 30 July – 1 August 2022

After some of the events of July, I needed to take a break and relax, so I took a road trip to Plains, GA to visit the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park and to Andersonville, GA to visit the Andersonville National Historic Site on Saturday and spent the rest of the weekend relaxing by the… Read More The Jimmy Carter National Historical Park, Andersonville, a Space Fence, a Matador Missile, and the Little Ocmulgee State Park – Road Trip Radio Report; 30 July – 1 August 2022

First Time on the Radios in a Couple of Weeks, Book Review, a Note on Amateur Radio, and an Agile Flag Update

As some of you may know, I haven’t had very much radio time over the last few weeks because my father was in the hospital and then in a rehabilitation hospital. Earlier this week, he was released, is back home, and is doing much better. During that time, amateur radio helped keep me sane and… Read More First Time on the Radios in a Couple of Weeks, Book Review, a Note on Amateur Radio, and an Agile Flag Update

Lunch at an Old General Store and a Stop by a Water Powered Mill – Visits to the Old Sautee Store and the Nora Mill Granary

While I was on my Northeast Georgia Road Trip, I stopped by two stores that are combination store and museum (and one was also part cafe). They’re both nice combinations of commerce and history, where you can shop and see how things used to be. On Thursday, after I visited the Hardman Farm State Historic… Read More Lunch at an Old General Store and a Stop by a Water Powered Mill – Visits to the Old Sautee Store and the Nora Mill Granary

Motor Sports History in the North Georgia Mountains: A Visit to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville wasn’t on my list of places to visit during my Northeast Georgia Hall of Fame, but since the weather wasn’t very good the first couple of days of the trip, I ended up calling an audible and visiting it since it was indoors. Although I haven’t been… Read More Motor Sports History in the North Georgia Mountains: A Visit to the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame

Comparing How Different Levels of North Georgia Society Lived – Visiting the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center and the Hardman Farm State Historic Site

During my Northeast Georgia Road Trip, I visited both the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center in Mountain City next to Black Rock Mountain State Park and the Hardman Farm State Historic Site in Sautee-Nacoochee near Helen. Both feature historic buildings from the 19th and 20th Century and show how people in North Georgia lived during… Read More Comparing How Different Levels of North Georgia Society Lived – Visiting the Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center and the Hardman Farm State Historic Site

Historic Covered Bridges: Visits to the Watson Mill Bridge State Park and Stovall Mill Bridge

During my Northeast Georgia Road Trip, I visited two of Georgia’s historic covered bridges: The Watson Mill Bridge at Watson Mill Bridge State Park near Comer in Madison County and the Stovall Mill Bridge in Sautee Nacoochee in White County. I visited the Watson Mill Bridge on my way to Northeast Georgia on Monday, 6… Read More Historic Covered Bridges: Visits to the Watson Mill Bridge State Park and Stovall Mill Bridge