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Bulloch County Courthouse, Statesboro, GA

Today we had another late start.  I don’t know whether we are getting tired from enjoying ourselves too much or just because we are getting worn out from enjoying ourselves too much.  We got a good nights sleep and got up about 8:30, so getting down for breakfast before 9:30 was hard.  And breakfast was not that good anyway. Cold cereal, a donut and juice.  Okay, so the donut was good, in fact very good, so good I went back and got another one. So really I had two donuts. I would have had four but there weren’t any left.

Today we get to visit Augusta, Georgia, not only the home of the Masters Golf Tournament but also the home of James Brown.

The small sign just outside the gate.
  And as it turned out we got better pictures of James Brown than we did of the Augusta National Golf Club.

When we drove to the gates of the ANGC the security guard with his very official uniform and flat brimmed state trooper style flat brimmed hat stopped us cold in our tracks. We weren't twenty feet in the gate. The car's bumper was still wasn't in.  Absolutely no one is allowed even inside the gates unless they were members or are there during the Masters Golf Tournament and paying a handsome price to walk in and watch the tournament. We asked about a miniature golf course we had heard was there and he said that the only thing was a par three course. I had wanted to play my wife on a miniature golf course just to say I had played at the Masters Augusta National. Oh well, no such luck. He made us turn around and suggested that we could take a picture of the sign out front. While we turned, we got a picture down the Magnolia tree lined road to the clubhouse.

But downtown we had much better luck.  They have several statues and monuments to War Heroes from the Civil War on up. And then there was a great statue of James Brown, and it included fresh flowers.

We also got pictures of the Boyhood Home of President Woodrow Wilson, and Joseph Lamar, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

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Bulloch County Courthouse, Statesb…
Bulloch County Courthouse, States…
The small sign just outside the ga…
The small sign just outside the g…
The entry to Augusta National Golf…
The entry to Augusta National Gol…
The Boyhood Home of President Wood…
The Boyhood Home of President Woo…
Joseph R Lamar, Assoc Justice Supr…
Joseph R Lamar, Assoc Justice Sup…
A very well maintained church.
A very well maintained church.
A war memorial.
A war memorial.
The famous James Brown has a wonde…
The famous James Brown has a wond…
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