We just have returned from what has become an annual tradition, the Georgia Road Trip. These adventures have carried us along the coast, up into the misty mountains and now along the fields and now through the fields and forests of South Georgia.
While family fun is the ultimate goal of these outings, the overall outcome is growth. We learn about our state, our history, our heritage, the world around us and, through all of these, we learn about ourselves.
And so I bring the concepts of this most recent trip, the thoughts and ramblings of a man fresh off a close-quarter encounter with the love of his life and his offspring. Over the next few posts I'll be sharing what we learned. I promise that it will not be a generic slide show depicting "what I did on my summer vacation." It will be commentary on what it all means.
By request, I'll address some issues that came up in discussions before the trip but that were very pertinent to at least one stop along the way. I'll throw in my commentary about what much of the information means for us today. And, yes, I'll be including some pretty candid confessions about my experiences with a couple of chief executives that I didn't care much for.
So, stay tuned! In the course of over 500 miles driven, 15,000 years of history, at least a dozen wars, three branches of military service and three presidential administrations and 5 school bus loads of watermelons I came up with some interesting things to say. At least I find them interesting.
Besides, it's not every day that you encounter 5 bus loads of watermelons...
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