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Month: June 2019

Jimmy Buffet Moves to Buford GA ?>

Jimmy Buffet Moves to Buford GA

A new RV resort named Margaritaville opened in the Lanier Islands just outside of Atlanta and we were excited to explore this area so we fired up the bus and rolled north.     Lake Lanier Islands is a resort complex on built on a small group of islands on Lake Lanier, the largest lake in Georgia, located 60 miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. The resort complex is a recreation destination for the northern Georgia.   Two years ago they…

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Time in the Low Country ?>

Time in the Low Country

So why is it called the low country? The Low Country (capital L, capital C) is the site of the Gullah traditions where the slaves were used on rice plantations, not cotton. There is a cuisine based mainly on seafood and rice. It is not a corn growing region and rice was more readily available than grits. Also, potatoes rotted quickly in the humid heat. So the Low Country Boil was done in the time of the new potato crop….

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Wall Street of the South ?>

Wall Street of the South

Savannah is known for it’s charm and great southern food. We were surprised to hear Georgia was the leading cotton producer in the country, and Savannah was one of the major cotton seaports on the Atlantic. By the 1880s the area was known as the “Wall Street of the South.” The Savannah Cotton Exchange stands as a grand reminder of cotton’s influence on this city. Built in 1886 by Boston architect William G. Preston, the Cotton Exchange was one of…

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