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

Views From the North Georgia Mountains – Visits to Brasstown Bald and Black Rock Mountain

One of the reasons I went back to the northeast corner of the state for my Summer road trip was the nonexistent view from Brasstown Bald during my visit there last year. It was so socked in with clouds and fog that you could barely see the fire tower from museum at the visitors center… Read More Views From the North Georgia Mountains – Visits to Brasstown Bald and Black Rock Mountain

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

Saturday Morning Surprise – The Textron Aviation Special Olympics Airlift

The first thing I heard yesterday morning after turning on the radios was DOVE 1 with Jacksonville Center on 126.125. I hadn’t heard DOVE used before, so I started looking up the callsign and checking ADS-B Exchange to see who it might be. While I was doing that, I started hearing more DOVE callsigns with… Read More Saturday Morning Surprise – The Textron Aviation Special Olympics Airlift

The Quarantine Logs – Quarantining and Recuperating with the Radios; Wednesday 27-30 May 2022

I had to continue quarantining over the Memorial Day weekend before testing negative on Monday. That meant I was in the shack throughout the weekend listening to the radios except for Sunday when I spent the day watching motor sports and basketball. Since there was very little military aviation to listen to, I concentrated on… Read More The Quarantine Logs – Quarantining and Recuperating with the Radios; Wednesday 27-30 May 2022