Snowy Range Pass

Snowy Range Pass

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Spending some time in the past

2-4 May 18

Our next stop was the Georgia Museum of Agriculture and Historic Village in Tiffin, GA.  We arrived later in the afternoon and were not prepared for the size of the exhibits.  We toured the historic grounds in about two hours before closing time.  If you are interested in this type of history and enjoy talking with reenactors, you could easily spend the entire day here.  There are very interesting exhibits, structures and complete farms to visit.  Most of them have reenactors who will tell you stories and willing to answer your questions.

Our last stop in Georgia is the Reed Bingham State Park. This park has amazing Live Oak trees and good trails for hiking.

Our last stop of the trip was at Falling Waters State Park, FL, where we have stayed before.

Some history as we move along

1, 2 May 18

We stopped for the evening at the Little Ocmulgee State Park and Lodge.  This started as a CCC project in 1935.  It opened in 1936 and over time the site became rundown and unused.  In 2007 the site was renovated including the historic buildings and opened as a state park and lodge.  We had good weather for our one-night stay and enjoyed a great sunset on the lake.

The next day we made a quick stop at the WWII flight Training Center and museum of  Coffee   County. It was the training center for the 63rd Air Forces contract pilot school for primary training.  It is said to be the best-preserved training site of its kind in the country. All the buildings have been restored. Much of the surrounding area including the airport has changed little since the school was in operation. It has a limited schedule of open times, which did not include our visit, so we just wandered the site and imagined what it must have been like in the Early 1940’s.