Sunday, January 1, 2017

AGW (All Girls Weekend) 2016 Georgia

Started with a train ride from Cordele, GA to Plains, GA.  Fun times! Saw lots of cotton, cypress trees in the lake, took lots of pictures and toured a bit of Plains when we arrived. Laura, Me, Mom, Janet, Donna, Jessica and Sarah.

Harvested cotton

NOT harvested cotton.

Downtown Plains, Georgia.

We toured the other cars that were classier than ours.

In a cotton field. Somewhere in Georgia. They have not harvested this field yet.

When they do harvest, they roll it up in big BIG plastic-covered bales.

Drought. Dusty.

Dave and Mom

Donna and Angela
Jessica, Robert, Janet, Laura, Butch.

Janet, Laura, Butch, Dad.
Angela, decorating cookies.

River Walk Inn. Where we stayed.
River Boat cruise, first.

The window has "Cotton King" in stained glass...kinda cool.
Our Favorite Candy Store.
Mom. It was VERY COLD on the river cruise. We were outside in the wind!  Brrrr.

It was November, but truly unseasonably cold.

The guide was a good narrator. He was also the boat's captain. He told us all about the big orange cargo ship, RORO (Roll on, Roll off) ship, about the power plant that will be converted to hotel.

We learned about the importance of this fort during the something war. Civil? Revolutionary?

Our Room was gorgeous. It was on top floor of converted cotton warehouse building. It had been the office areas.

Don't get up in the night and stub your toe on THIS bed-stead. Ouch!

Elizabeth and Jessica

View from my room. City view, not river view.  We can see Factor's Walk, Spanish Moss hanging from the trees, ballast stone walls, a bell in a monument.

We toured one of the mansions in Savannah.

The mansion had evolved over the years, losing many of its original parts, but this mantle was returned when the locals wanted to restore it to original state.  Cool.
Mom opted out of walking up and down all the stairs. She sat in the yard out in the sunshine.

Factor's walk is behind me.

Rob and Mom



Robert, David, Linda, Donna with Mom and Dad. November, 2016

Mom and Dad saying goodbye to Eric and Brittnee Autrey's boys.

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