Friday, May 9, 2008

Another Day Closer

Today we had to leave Calhoun State Park on Lake Russell in South Carolina, but we will return again. We have decided that we can spend at least a month touring down the South Carolina side of this Savanna river area of lakes and reservoirs, then swing around to tour up the Georgia side. There are probably thousands of campsites along the lakes, Corp of Engineers, State, County and more local, not even considering private parks. There is much to see and do as we have discovered in the last few days. I promised some more pics of the park from last nights stay and I can't say enough about it.

This is a typical back-in site

Here's one that's terraced

There are also many pull throughs but our preference would still be a back-in.

Here's a shot from the fishing pier. You can see our camper

through the trees, in the right of the picture.

Down the road it was time to leave South Carolina and crossover to the Georgia side. The route we chose took us accross the J. Strom Thurmond Dam and lake. This is the largest Corp of Engineers man made lake east of the Mississippi and there are over 1100 campsites on this lake alone.

Here's the Dam

Along our travels today we came upon an unknown, to us, treasure. When we saw the sign I knew I just had to stop as this was a childhood memory. Question, Why would there be a Laurel & Hardy Museum in Harlem, GA? We started to speculate. Could one of the famed comedy duo from the first half of the 20th century hail from GA? Naaa..... It aint possible.

Well Oliver Norvell Hardy was born January 18th 1892 in Harlem, Georgia, spent most of his juvenile life in Milledgville, GA, attended Georgia Military Academy, Atlanta Conservatory of Music and the University of Georgia. He started his film career at the age of 21 in Jacksonville, FL then moved to Hollywood, CA in 1918. We were both amazed at this discovery and it just goes to show that you can't find these gems travelin' down the I95 and such.

Here's the front of the Museum

A Perfect Day for A Drive

Tonite we're stayin' at a Passport America park in Odum, GA and doin' the full hookup thing. We'll see what treasure tommorrow brings.

Maybe I'll change the name of the blog to "Travelin' the Back Roads".

See ya down the road as we're Dancin' on the Wind

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