Turning West


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After spending the night at the Red Gate Farm, we took one last look at Savannah as we crossed the bridge into South Carolina, just so that Leon could say we went into that state.

savannah from over the bridge

The Red Gate Farm is a large estate where weddings are held.  Look it up!  Leon and I couldn’t even get a serviced spot for the night.  We parked in front of the office, no electricity or water hook up.  We were perfectly comfortable as we could use the clubhouse which included a full kitchen and exercise room.  We spent part of the evening chatting with a lovely young couple from the UK who were visiting the US for 3 months, camping as they went.

After dinner, Leon and I took a 1km walk down to the Mackey House where the more formal weddings are held.  Holy Cow!  What a large estate and plantation style house.  I am sure my daughter would love a location like that one for her wedding.  However, the bugs were eating at me again, so I was glad to leave Georgia and its annoying little residents.  I did enjoy the many birds on the property, including my very favourite, cardinals.

mackey house.jpg

We headed west towards Memphis, Tennessee, taking the long way off the interstate.  Driving through Georgia and Alabama, we noticed the terrain slowly change and the temperature begin to get a little cooler.

On the border of Georgia and Alabama lies Fort Benning, home of the US Infantry.  Of course we couldn’t miss the opportunity to stop into the National Infantry Museum.  A very impressive museum it was too!  I let Leon take the pictures of the inside for his own website and inspiration. The shots I got are from the Vietnam War Memorial War and the exterior of the building.  Definitely worth visiting if you like all things military.  What I liked the most is that there seemed to be a graduating class of young soldiers that were touring the museum with their families and friends.  Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but I love to see families gather to acknowledge young graduates.

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