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About to go over another bridge.

We really didn’t want to wake up this morning, even when the alarm we didn’t set went off at 7 a.m. I slapped it and then picked it up and made sure it wouldn’t go off again. No, I didn’t throw it against a wall or smash it to bits. I just flipped the switch to the OFF position. Now maybe I’ll remember to check that each night. I turned back over and slept for another hour plus. Finally around 8:30 we awoke and began our day. I showered and dressed and then got on-line for a few minutes to check my mail and add a few things here to my blog. Then we went down for a cold breakfast of cereal and juice.

On over the State line and into Georgia. Actually, we barely got over the border when we turned off to make our first stop of the day.

Next to us another bridge with nice lines.
St Marys is a very small town with a very nice little historic district. We stopped at the Visitors Center and they gave us a nice little map and tried to talk my ear off. Boy, that little old lady had the gift of gab and was practicing it to her hearts delight. I finally escaped her tongue and we drove around taking pictures for a little while. Nice little town.

Then north just a few miles to the ruins of Tabby Sugar Works. This historic sight is truly in ruins, and we really discovered why when we walk closer and saw how it was made. First, all of the wood that was used has long since disintegrated. You can see where it was put into the walls from the small holes left. But when you get close you can see that the walls were made of some kind of mud and sea shells. I got a few pictures up close so you can see. All that is left are a few partial walls and pillars. Even the areas that used to be the floors are worn and uneven where people have walked through the ruins.

From there we drove past the entry gates to the Submarine Base nearby and took a picture of the submarine semi-buried in the entrance area.

missandrea81 says:
Wow! Too bad I didn't know about this before I went on my road trip. Thanks for the pics!
Posted on: May 03, 2008
danny291 says:
I was in Saint Mary's like two days before you! i should have left a cryptic message somewhere like 'watch out for the visitor centre lady she'll talk for ages!' haha!
Posted on: May 02, 2008
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About to go over another bridge.
About to go over another bridge.
Next to us another bridge with nic…
Next to us another bridge with ni…
A nice skyline.
A nice skyline.
Georgias welcome sign.
Georgia's welcome sign.
The Story of St Marys on the Hist…
The Story of St Mary's on the His…
First Presbyterian Church, 1808
First Presbyterian Church, 1808
First Presbyterian Church, 1808
First Presbyterian Church, 1808
Orange Hall, 1829
Orange Hall, 1829
Orange Hall, 1829 In the process o…
Orange Hall, 1829 In the process …
John Rudulph House, 1870
John Rudulph House, 1870
Sign in front of John Rudulph Hous…
Sign in front of John Rudulph Hou…
John Rudulph House, 1870
John Rudulph House, 1870
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Once the Bachlott-Porter House, th…
Once the Bachlott-Porter House, t…
Bacon-Burns House, 1830
Bacon-Burns House, 1830
The Goodbread Inn Bed and Breakfast
The Goodbread Inn Bed and Breakfast
Captain Morse House, 1905
Captain Morse House, 1905
Trolleys Food and Spirits
Trolley's Food and Spirits
Scocesbury Johnson House, 1821
Scocesbury Johnson House, 1821
The Historic Spencer House BEd & B…
The Historic Spencer House BEd & …
The Historic Spencer House BEd & B…
The Historic Spencer House BEd & …
John Rudulph House, 1870
John Rudulph House, 1870
The historic marker at the Tabby S…
The historic marker at the Tabby …
A closeup shot of the walls made w…
A closeup shot of the walls made …
Some of the pillars and walls of t…
Some of the pillars and walls of …
Im not sure why they half buried …
I'm not sure why they half buried…
What happens when they let the gra…
What happens when they let the gr…
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Historic Downtown St Marys
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Tabby Sugar Works Ruins
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