Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"Well, that's another nice mess you've gotten me into!"

















Sunday evening we said goodbye to our grandson and family. This is always a bit difficult for us, as we know that we will not see them for at least three or four months, at best. The plan was to get underway Monday morning and head south and east. We awoke to heavy rain with a forecast of more to come. Since we were about to start one of our least favorite drives- that is to say around Atlanta, we would normally just stay a day or two longer for better weather. However, this time that would be more difficult because we had decided to make advanced reservations due to all the snowbirds heading south. So after dragging our feet for awhile waiting for a let up in the downpour, we finally launched into the rain and traffic.

We arrived at our destination of Petersburg ACOE campground northeast of Augusta, GA on the J. Strom Thurmond Lake. They have limited sites that can hold a large RV. It was a tight squeeze into our spot with all the trees and sharp turns, but the view and spacious outside space was worth the effort. In this type of campground, a campfire is certainly part of the experience. So many places now do not allow campfires that when you get a chance to have one; you need to take advantage of it. Even Halley, who has shown a marked dislike of campfires, settled into a comfy spot to enjoy our fire here.

Our first outing was to Harlem, GA to visit the Laurel and Hardy museum. This was Hardy’s birth town and a cousin and former major of the town started the process of honoring this comic fair with an annual festival which drew over 40,000 folks this year. In the past few years, they have established a small museum located in the former town post office. While the place is quite small, the curator is very enthusiastic and gave a tour of the one room space and provided an interesting history of the pair. Then if you are so inclined, you are invited into the old mail sorting room to watch some of their movies. On departing you get a visit button and an informative booklet. It may not be for everyone, but we enjoyed it.

9 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

nothing wrong with a little piece of history!!..as for the campfire..very nice..Halley looks mighty cozy!!

Gypsy said...

I would always go out of my way to avoid Atlanta. That and Dallas scare me to death. And not to forget the Capital Beltway around the DC Metro area. I hope to stick to the country roads in the future.

E Squared and Mui said...

That's a lovely campground ... with views that invite one to dally.

John and Ellen said...

I have added this museum to my traveling wish list. Looks like it was alot of fun!

Janna and Mike said...

My Daddy would have loved to visit the Laurel and Hardy museum. I can remember him sitting in front of the TV roaring with laughter.

THE BAYFIELD BUNCH said...

Always enjoyed that 'slapstick comedy' as a kid. It was a different world back then & I think that kind of good old simple humor is now probably lost forever.

Cruzin2some said...

Love your camp site.

Travel Safe

Rick and Paulette said...

Great looking campfire! I hadn't heard the names Laurel & Hardy for quite a while, so thanks for the info about their museum.

I still remember going to the 15 cent Saturday afternoon shows to watch the latest Laurel & Hardy movies, they were great!

Katie said...

Looks like a nice site! Halley looks really comfy and happy! And a little thicker... which is good :)