OK, I'm bunching up some dates here so I can move along in the journal! These are the days that we spent at a spot further north but still in Georgia. It's another Corps of Engineers campground on the Strom Thurmond Reservoir.
Our new campsite is in a pretty spot on the lakeshore, surrounded by very tall trees, mostly evergreens. Trees that are shedding a lot of pollen right now, showing up yellow all over! I saw a couple of people out on this paddle sailboat, I didn't even know that was a thing!
There are quite a few roads and loops around the campground, which makes for good walking and biking. We heard there was a pond that housed an alligator at times, so we stopped to look for that. Sure enough, that gator was on the short span of grass between the pond and the road. He quickly stopped sunbathing, made a big splash and hightailed it across the pond! And we never saw him again!
There are some spring flowers blooming, too, along with the pollen-shedding clusters.
We usually are not early-to-rise, we enjoy a slow start to the day with a cup of coffee. One of these mornings, I was up just before sunrise so I got outside to photograph a sunrise for once! It cast a very subtle glow at first, then really bright when it rose over the trees.
On the 23rd we celebrated grandson Jack's birthday! He's 8 now and a terrific little guy. He's the one that wanted to learn how to sew on my featherweight machine. I'll maybe introduce him to one of the big boy machines during his next visit! We talked and sang to him, it was a happy day!
We drove to Augusta, about 20 miles away, to visit their Art Museum. We had a good self-guided tour, looking at the changes in style and subject matter over time. It covered mostly art of that area from colonial times up to recent times. This was our salute to Jack, the birthday boy and artistically inclined guy. His other grandma, Mary, is an artist and helped him out along the way.
Also, while driving out of August to go home, we went past the Augusta National Golf Course where the Master's Tournament will be played soon. It didn't look like we were invited in, so we had to be satisfied to just say we were on the other side of the fence!
We used our WeBoost antenna in this location to improve our cell signal, and were able to join the regularly scheduled family zoom call without problems. As we were setting up the antenna, we tried to film it so we could share that as a YouTube video. It takes a lot of rehearsal to get it into something that makes sense and is logical! Most all of my YouTube channel is just me doing the talking, but this time, I got to hold the camera and Bob did the talking! I'll share that when it's ready.
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