Friday, July 10, 2015

On the road 1

We just returned from a busman’s holiday, going to pick up work from some of our artists and a day or two of r and r.

The first day we drove straight to Petersburg Campground run by the Corps of Engineers.

Petersburg Campground is located on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, just four miles from the Thurmond Dam and Visitor Center and 25 miles from Augusta, Georgia. The 70,000 acre lake and its 1,000+ miles of shoreline provide excellent boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, hiking and picnicking.

I will say the swimming was heavenly and you could not beat the view.

We got, what we think was, one of the best sites in the Campground, in fact we might say one of the best campsite we have ever had in all our years of camping. Most of the sites are on the water and doubt you can get a bad one.

Here are some photo of and from our site.

Here is Michael staring at one of our "One Log Fires"
it burned so long, over 2 hours, that we finally poured water on it
so we could go to bed.

On Monday we went to the Georgia Guideposts, we’ve been reading about them for some time.

Some people call them the US Stonehenge.

Here is what one writer says about them.

The nearly twenty-foot granite slabs, known as the Georgia Guidestones, have sparked controversy around the world – praised by Yoko Ono, defaced by conspiracy theorists, featured on the History Channel, and the subject of the conspiracy web series Guidestones. The monument – five upright stones topped by a capstone – weighs nearly 240,000 pounds and is inscribed in eight languages with ten instructions for humans post-apocalypse. Three decades after being erected, the monument’s true purpose is still being argued, and its quasi-commandments can seem either sincere or satanic.
The most controversial instruction is the first: that humanity should be maintained under half a billion. Nearly as controversial is the sixth instruction, which proposes that nations resolve disputes in “a world court.” The stones also boast a few odd astronomical features – a hole through which you can see the North Star each night; a slot through which you can watch the sun rise during the summer or winter solstice; and a hole on the capstone which functions as a solar calendar at noon.
“Let these be Guidestones to an Age of Reason” reads the capstone in classical Greek, Sanskrit, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and Babylonian cuneiform.  To read the rest of this article follow this link. 
We always like the odd and unusual and we had no idea that Elberton, GA was the granite capital of the world!

After that we stopped to see one of our long time glass blowers Paul Bendzunas to pick up some work.

It was a full day.....    Next  On the road 2....

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