Monday, May 10, 2010

Impromptu Training Day

May 1, 2010
Jersey, GA

Furlough Day

April 30, 2010
Elberton, GA

Furlough Day! I decided to take a little trip to the elusive Ruckersville, GA, a few miles east of Elberton. Ended up in Rock Branch, GA, and later, near the Guidestones, where we stopped for a little photo session.

In June 1979, a stranger going by the name of R.C. Christian showed up at a granite company in Elberton,GA wanting to construct an edifice to transmit a message to mankind, offering guidance to humanity. Erected in March 1980, this granite monument known as The Georgia Guidestones or The American Stonehenge sits on a hill approx. 10 miles north of Elberton. Its four giant stones have astronomical features and are engraved on both sides with the following 10 Guides, or commandments, in eight different languages (English, Spanish, Swahili, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese and Russian):

1. Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.

2. Guide reproduction wisely - improving fitness and diversity.

3. Unite humanity with a living new language.

4. Rule passion - faith - tradition - and all things with tempered reason.

5. Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.

6. Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.

7. Avoid petty laws and useless officials.

8. Balance personal rights with social duties.

9. Prize truth - beauty - love - seeking harmony with the infinite.

10.Be not a cancer on the earth - Leave room for nature - Leave room for nature.

Sad Tomato

April 19, 2010
[at home]

Sunday At The Park

April 18, 2010
Sandy Creek Park, GA

Training Day

April 17, 2010
Jersey, GA

Dawn of another training day with the folks from NAVHDA GA.

Evening Walk

April 15, 2010
Athens, GA

The Buggy Stops Here

April 13, 2010
Milledgeville, GA

Day 3 of our trip through Georgia. We covered 800 miles on many lonely country roads. With only 70 miles left to go, the car dies on us in Milledgeville, GA at around 5 p.m. I was not too upset as it happened back in civilization and at a pretty location (Marina Campground).

Here Tessa is waiting for the AAA tow truck that would get us home to Athens.

Life On A Farm

April 13, 2010
Montgomery County, GA

Hi Noon

April 13, 2010
Glenwood, GA

Tessa Goes To Church...Again

April 13, 2010
Ludowici, GA

We left the coast at 8 a.m., criss-crossing the south of Georgia on our way home. The first stop was the historic Jones Creek Baptist Church near Ludowici, GA. The church was established in 1810, and is celebrating its bicentennial this year.

Tessa Rising

April 13, 2010
Jekyll Island, GA

Pointer Going Across

April 12, 2010
Jekyll Island, GA

If you think that after a day of traveling, two hours on the beach, a walk, and another half hour of swimming in the ocean, a pointer is tired, think again.

Do You Want To Be A Millionaire?

April 12, 2010
Jekyll Island, GA

After a couple of hours on the beach, we walk through the Millionaire's Village in the evening light. The perfect ending to a long but beautiful day.

Beach Girl

April 12, 2010
Jekyll Island, GA

April 12, 2010
Jekyll Island, GA

Beach, Tessa-Style

April 12, 2010
Jekyll Island

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Finally - The Beach!

April 12, 2010
Jekyll Island, GA

As we got closer to Brunswick, the clouds thickened. I was quite disappointed to have no sun at all when we checked into the Oceanside Inn but it looked like things may clear up a bit. We unpacked, downloaded some photos, and then there was a motel-wide power outage, so we went for some walks. When we reached the beach, the weather had turned perfect, and because this was Monday afternoon, we had the beach to ourselves.

At The Depot

April 12, 2010
Blackshear, GA

We made a pit stop in Blackshear, to stretch our legs, have some lunch and make a reservation for a motel room on the beach.