Valdosta, Georgia March 7 thru March 9, 2010

We left Fort Stewart around 9:15am on Sunday morning and headed west on route 84.  It is a 4 line highway but goes thru towns and you get a feel for the area.  Tim and I both enjoy these routes much better than the interstate. 

We saw one sign that said buy your chewing ice here – what does that mean?  On one church they had “Lifeguard on duty, he walks on water” – I loved that.  We got to see cotton growing in places and in Jesup, Georgia they have an old fashioned drive-in movie.  Remember those from your teen years?

We arrived at “River Park Rv Park” located on Suwanee Drive in Valdosta around 12:30pm.  This is a pretty nice campground with full hookups, free wifi, free cable, pull throughs, showers and a laundry.  They charged us $28 for a full 50 amp site but we are located so close to everything.  We got all set up, ate some lunch and then walked to the store to buy a Sunday paper.  We then walked the campground which has a hill – we have not walked hills in ages.  Charleston, SC area does not have many hills at all.

For dinner we both did not feel like cooking so we went to the Outback.  We ordered off the special menu which will provide assistance to our military men.  We are always willing to help them.  We had a drink, a bloomin’ onion, Tim had steak & shrimp with baked potato and I had chicken with a sweet potato.  As usual a very good meal.

Monday we took a tour of the city of Valdosta.  Valdosta is the 11th largest city in Georgia.  It was incorporated on December 7, 1860 and sits alongside I-75.  The city has alot of beautiful old homes – huge with big porches around the sides and front.  They have a few colleges with beautiful grounds.  We stopped at the mall and went to Talbots where I bought 4 new tops for summer.  I had a gift certificate that I received for Christmas so I used that which worked out wonderful.  We talked to the salesgirl for quite awhile about the service as she was an ex-service wife.

Monday night for dinner we had a salad, and lamb chops which were just wonderful.  We relaxed watching tv and I finished my book “Between Sisters” by Kristi Hannah.  This was an excellent book which made me laugh and also cry really touching. 

Tuesday morning I did 45 minutes of exercise and then we went to Moody Air Force Base.  Tim was able to get new sunglasses and I was able to buy some underwear which made us both happy.  We toured the base and then  enjoyed our ride home.  At night we went to the restaurant “Smok’n Pig B-B-Q which is rated #10 in the country for barbecue.  It was excellent plus I had a sweet potato souflle which was out of this world.  We totally enjoyed that.  We came home and watched Biggest Looser on TV enjoying our glass of wine and piece of dark choclate.  Tommorow morning we head west – until then