Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Friday, March 27, 2020

East bank “Manor” COE park

March 10, 2020

Before heading to the Skinny Winnie rally … AKA Tally rally at the North Florida Fairgrounds in Tallahassee FL, we spent two nights at the East Bank COE park in Bainbridge, GA.  It was very hard to find a camp spot anywhere.  We finally found a site in this COE  park.  It proved to be one of the best COE parks we have stayed in.

We had a beautiful spot on the water with a view of the dam and great sunsets.  Very relaxing and quiet. 

First day

Second day

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Bellingrath Gardens and Home

Feb 28th, 2020

It was always on our bucket list to visit these gardens.  Since we were very close and the right time of the year, we decided to go.  The gardens are located just south of Mobile, AL.  The fastest and fun way to get there was to take the ferry across from Fort Morgan to Daphne Island. 

The gardens were started by Walter Bellingrath and his wife Bessie.  He was one of the first Coca-Cola bottlers in the Southeast.   The land was originally used by the family as a fishing camp.  They later decided to create the gardens and built the mansion on the property where they lived permanently.  The gardens opened to the public in 1932.

This link  gives a detailed history of the park and home.  We explored both the home and gardens.

The house:

The gardens:

The Oriental gardens

The boardwalk

Azaleas and Camellias