Saturday, January 16, 2010

Our Day In Pictures

It was a rainy day in paradise today in Southeast Georgia. Even as I "pen" these late night musings, it's still coming down. So, Hubby and I hopped in Ye Ol' Jeep and went exploring.

Wanna come with? Here's our day in pictures. [click on photos to enlarge]

Altamaha Apiaries
Gardi, Wayne County, Georgia

Built circa 1900, this structure originally served the community as a post office and general store. I found this message posted at another blog: "The Altamaha Apiary [sic], in Gardi, was started by my wife's family around the turn of the century (circa 1903) ... it was sold and left the family. The building is currently owned by a close family friend." Signed "Co A". I don't know who the family was!

Look at all the old bee hives
stored behind the building.

I'll bet they were all once busy as little bees.

Altamaha Waterfowl Wildlife Management Area

Then we skeedaddled over to the coast, north of Brunswick, and drove around in the Altamaha WWMA. We saw several small birds but no waterfowl. I wonder if it was even too wet for them?!

No problem!!

I think I'll stay in the truck, thank you. I've had my lunch, don't want to risk feeding them too. :)

Champney Island Road

Opps! We drove off the map!

The Church Of The Good Shepard (Episcopal)

There's a lady buried in their front lawn. It's the only marked grave there. It states, "Deaconess Anna E. B. Alexander, Founder, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church 1894, Parochical School 1902, First Black Deaconess Ordained 1907, 18?? - 1947, Rest In Peace". There's a newer church building right next to the original.

Saint Cyprians Episcopal Church

There was another neat old black church in Darien (McIntosh county) just across the way. Crossing the Butler River north of Brunswick on into Darien. The Episcopals must have had a lot of missionaries in this area. The historical sign states the church was established in 1876.

Neat Old House

These two photos (above and below) were taken on Highway 99 leading out of Darien towards Ludowici.

Another interesting old house

Rain, rain, go away ...

Finally headed home down historical Hwy 57 towards Ludowici. Had to stop at the IGA to get a 'secret ingredient' for hubby's super venison meatballs.

Venison Meatballs

These are ABSOLUTELY HEAVENLY!!! Want the recipe? Maybe another post.

I'm too pooped to pop and too old to stroll after all this 'work'. [ha ha]

Hope y'all enjoyed the photos! (More here if interested)


Mildred said...

Thanks for sharing your day of exploring! I love old church buildings especially. Great way to get through a rainy Saturday. Wishing you a blessed Sunday!

Tina Leigh said...

Seen many of these place myself....good stuff! We left at 5 a.m. yesterday drove to the other side of Atlanta & back....rainnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!! Sick of it!

ChaChaneen said...

I rather enjoyed your rainy day Sparky! I think I was meant to live in England because I lurve this winter weather. ha ha

The Apiaries building is so pretty, you can tell it has so much history. I can imagine the way the town must have looked. Kind of reminds me of the movie, Fried Green Tomatoes.