Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Andersonville National Historic Site in Georgia




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Anersonville or Camp Sumter as it was officialy know, was one of the largest Confederate military prison estabished during the Civil War. Built in 1864 after Confederate officials decided to move the large number of Federal prisoners kept in and around Richmond, Va, to a place of greater security. During the 14 months the prison existed, more than 45,000 Union soldiers were confined here. Some 13,000 died from disease, poor sanitation, malnutrition, overcrowding, or exposure.

Bellingrath Gardens & Home outside Mobile, AL




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A beautiful Spring day for touring Bellingrath. Bellingrath home was completed in 1935 after the gardens had been established. The Bellingraths made their millions by starting one of the 1st Coke bottling franchises in the USA.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Goat Feather's Santa Rosa Beach, FL


We had a wonderful reunion dinner with Dennis and Olivia Baber...it had only been 30 years. Dennis and Olivia are old friends from our PI and San Diego days!!!!
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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Highlands Hammock, Sebring, FL




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Entrance to Highlands Hammock Florida State Park, Sebring, FL, a photo of a black vulture "rookery" and a large white Egret out hunting for lunch in the Hammock and lastly, our campsite. We came at the right time as lots of folks including many of the volunteers were starting to wrap up the season and head home.

Highlands Hammock Fl State Park





One of the many board walks through the park areas, a "momma" gator and her baby as seen along the walkway and a flowering plant and last - the statue to the Civilian Conservation Corps ( CCC ) that built this and many other state parks througout the nation.
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Sebring International Raceway


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The practice track was in use and it sounded like large chain saws running full out or as 1000 hives of angry bees that had been broken into as the Formula I racers came around the track. Pretty interesting to watch.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Last night in Key West



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Ted, Ned, Linda and Jan started the evening at B.O's for their famous fish sandwiches, then on to Sloppy Joe's to hear Pat Daley.