Besides, I had a great weekend in North Georgia. Brother Mike and I watched 2 John Wayne/Patricia Neal movies. Sister Linda made a great pot of chili for supper. I got to visit with nephew Clay and his girlfriend Maggie and see Clay's house which of course Maggie is helping him clean up and update. Way to go Maggie!
On the way to Mike's I made a few stops. First in Blackshear, GA to meet up with a group of southern Georgia cachers and talk about solving puzzles. Very informative and I wish I could have stayed there longer to learn more, but Mike was expecting me. I did stop at the Veterans Park in town and saw this interesting marker.
The next town of note was Alma, GA where I narrowly excaped an attack helicopter.
Finally we stopped at the Chamber of Commerce in Hazelhurst to find a cache for Jeff Davis County.
Finally I did get to Mike and Linda's just before dark. We visited a while then after the movie I headed for bed. I had to get up early the next morning to drive about an hour away to Suches, GA for a little digging in a family cemetery. Not mine, the Seabolt family.
I was at the Zion Baptist Church Cemetery taking pictures of Seabolt graves as a birthday present to Jennifer Seabolt Johns, you know, mother of Aiden, Addy, and Drake. It seems that her family line traces back to the Cherokee in this part of Georgia and to a woman named Ah Le Cie who married a Seabolt and even changed her name to Sarah Elizabeth. I was fortunate enough to find a local Cherokee historian who is also a descendant of Ah Le Cie who met me at the cemetery and then later led me on a hike in the woods nearby to the Cherokee burial site of the parents and grandparents of Ah Le Cie. Pretty cool, huh? I really enjoyed my afternoon with the Seabolts.
The next day I had to say good-bye to big brother and start the drive back to camp. It is about a 5-6 hour drive so I don't get to visit as often as I would like. And that's if you take the most direct route and don't stop to geocache. The most direct route is 441 but this time we went home down 17 and then US 1 also known as Jeff Davis Highway. Yes, I'm in Dixie folks, and I love it.