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North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus September 15th 2012

Pictures from Max's graduation from Jump School at Ft. Benning.... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus September 12th 2010

I am now in New Orleans getting ready to go to bed (Saturday night September 11) after leaving Washington D.C. around midnight on Thursday evening (September 9). Since then, I have been through the southern states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and the part of Louisiana that took me into New Orleans. It is quite pretty along the coast from Biloxi to Gulfport as the bus drove past the beaches, hotels and mansions by the sea in there. Furthermore, the forests and bayou in Louisiana is simply gorgeous and I unfortunately didn't get any decent photographs. It is the most beautiful scenery I could see from the bus during the whole trip so far. Louisiana gets a really bad rap............It is beautiful!!! Furthermore, I got to stop in at virtually every little town ... read more
My first meal in the South
North Carolina

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus June 29th 2010

Our first fundraiser is now complete!! Thank you to all who came out to support us at our Moroccan Dinner Party! Although, some things didn't turn out the way we originally had planned, we had a great time! There were a lot of prizes given away, laughs shared and even some inspiration to others to look into their own volunteer experience! After nearly a 3 hour drive to get to Imane Restaurant, we set up our raffle/and Silent auction items and nearly sweat off 20 pounds in the sauna! The heat of the restaurant was intense....I guess we were being prepared for our trip to Morocco!! Sucheta approached me to let me know i was becoming a Moroccan Bride! I was put in a "table" type thing, and hoisted up by 4 men and paraded around ... read more
Group of People

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus January 9th 2010

January 9, 2010, Saturday We left FDR, SP and traveled south to Columbus, GA, to the Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus GA. Major themes of the Navy’s involvement in the Civil War were depicted. It was surprising how important the Navy was in the Civil War. One thinks of battlefields, however, with few roads, the waterways were vital for commerce and supplies. The Union’s Blockade, named “The Anaconda”, successfully choked the south by cutting off supplies. The huge display of Ironclad Ships (the remains), an animated film, and a naval time-line… which tells the chronological story of the Civil War and how the Navy was so vital, the Civil War Naval Flag Display, etc. all contribute to a good place for a school field trip. Our next stop… going south, was Providence Canyon SP, ... read more
Providence Canyon SP, “Georgia’s Little Grand
Jackson (Ironclad ship) after 1 year under water, sunk by the Union soldiers
Civil war naval flags

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus November 20th 2009

I traveled from St. Louis to Fort Benning, Georgia on a bus with members of the Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America and some local catholic school students to protest outside the School of the Americas. This is a school that has trained paramilitary officers from various Latin American countries, many of whom are responsible for the worst human rights violations of the last few decades. Graduates include Manuel Noriega of Panama, Hugo Banzer Bolivia's two time dictator, several of Augusto Pinochet's senior officers, members of El Salvador's death squads, Colombia's paramiltary troops notorious for human rights abuses. The problem continues today in Honduras where a recent military coup took place led by several SOA graduates. It was amazing to see the turnout in Georgia. I was very surprised by the number of younger and older participants. ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus September 17th 2009

Geo: 32.4629, -84.9876... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus January 23rd 2009

"of shoes and ships, and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot, and whether pigs have wings" -Alice in Wonderland- Two things in particular have stuck with me from my childhood, as far as memorization goes, the line above, and the preamble to the constitution from a speaking contest (which I won somehow) from the 4th grade...Thanks Ms. Lavender. Sometimes I feel my writing goes along the route of Alice in Wonderland....(yes that quote had a purpose, kind of) random, topsy turvy, some rabbit trails, and hopefully entertaining in the end. Here goes it. Ok, so I feel a tad lame writing again in a travel blog, when here I sit, still in Georgia packing...oh well. The thoughts bouncing around in my head at this point are: "should I roll ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus January 21st 2009

Packing "We consider ourselves bi-coastal, if you consider the Mississippi River one of the coasts" (Waiting for Guffman) This shall be me no longer. I am so excited about my European journey that is about to begin. 6 days away! Packing only what i can carry on my back is becoming quite the challenge for this fashionista-accessory-lover. (I sound shallow, I know). Layers, will be my secret weapon. You cant get stopped in airport security for layers, can you? Now that I think about it...they did make me take off my jacket...hmm. "Everybody down! she has a tank-top beneath her t-shirt!!!" Moving on. On my run tonight with Wilco (my chocolate lab) I couldn't help but get a little misty-eyed about leaving him behind on this excursion. He has been to the desert, the ocean, lakes, ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus November 24th 2008

I've been to Georgia seveal times. Never to Atlanta which is totally amazing. Mostly to see family. Usually we stay in the Columbus area. I will tell you, it does rain a lot. But I love rain, so it was cool. There are so many different museums and opera houses and stuff. You can't be bored. Actually, in Columbus was the first time I had Texas Roadhouse and Smokey Bones. Both were great. Shopping is pretty good. It's like your usual, slightly smaller than a big city, city. They have the Marble Slab ice cream place too, which is a total bonus, because there is only one in the whole city I'm from. Columbus in general is really nice. Everyone is friendly. It's a nice place to stop.... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Columbus October 27th 2007

Ok, so it's finally all falling into place. We had movers packing our apartment on Thursday and on Friday they loaded it all up and took it away. We were left with an empty apartment and still no travel plans!! That changed within a few hours, when we found out we did in fact have seats on a flight to Germany. Mittens and Inmate also have their places reserved, so we can breathe easy knowing that we can all get on the same flight. There were hardly any seats left though so the only two together were somewhere in the middle of the plane. Bummer. Could be worse though!! We thought we'd 'rough it' and sleep in our sleeping bags in our empty apartment until it was time to head to Atlanta. In theory, the idea ... read more
Our Sleeping Arrangments
Simon Says...
Innie heart Red Stripe

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