Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Paddling Lake Tugalo!

Here's where we started last Saturday's paddle—on the steps leading down into Lake Tugalo. Paddling these clear cold waters is an adventure. I've done it one other time and was pretty overwhelmed by the power of this lake. Pay no attention to the dog in this photo. He did not paddle with us. We were [...]

By |2015-07-30T07:14:10-07:00July 29th, 2015|Memories|1 Comment

After the storm

A pretty fierce storm hit the Toccoa area on Saturday evening, and we had plan to paddle to a home for dinner Lake Yonah. When we arrived at the boat dock where we launch the kayaks, we discovered the storm knocked out the power to the entire lake. One man told us that living through [...]

By |2015-07-20T07:12:28-07:00July 20th, 2015|Memories|0 Comments

American scenes

Small town America a couple of days after the Fourth of July. Everywhere I went this year, shops were displaying old bicycles. This one looks like it could have come from my childhood. Sigh. The other thing that has caught on is free range chickens. They seem to be popping up all over the place. [...]

By |2015-07-12T05:43:03-07:00July 12th, 2015|Memories|0 Comments

Star Power

This little goat at Carl Sandburg's former home loved all the attention. Cameras clicked away as she posed for us. Then one of the volunteers came out with some refreshment—milk! All of the goats at the Sandburg house are descendants of Mrs. Sandburg's original herds. She kept meticulous records. So the National Park Service continues [...]

By |2015-07-12T05:46:11-07:00July 12th, 2015|Memories|0 Comments

July 4th Memories

We started the 4th with Abby J‚ buying fresh corn, tomatoes, and other goodies at her farmer's market. Her Soque Farms is open on Saturdays. Check out her Facebook page for hours and fresh veggies that are available. You will love visiting her! While we were there, we had chicken wings cooked on her Big [...]

By |2015-07-07T09:09:17-07:00July 7th, 2015|Memories|0 Comments

Marietta Celebrates!

Marietta becomes "decked" out in patriotic colors on Memorial Day in May and stays that way until after Labor Day at the first of September. I really enjoy living in that city because its residents are always decorating for something fun! Last week everyone got ready for July 4th. One day at lunch when I [...]

By |2015-07-04T12:41:25-07:00July 4th, 2015|Memories|0 Comments