Saturday, May 17, 2014

A Two Wheeled Journey In The Country

It was one of those days that brought so much beauty to the table of life that it begged to be eaten with a spoon like fresh, homemade ice cream. Light, cool breezes. Azure blue skies. While the light lasts smiling wild flowers in full regalia gazing up at the sun. Oh yeah, I must put some time in the saddle!

My husband agreed that I needed to celebrate my 58th birthday all weekend and said we should toil not. (I suspect an ulterior motive here ...) That's OK. I'm a willing participant. "Throw me in that brier patch ...!" *smile*

For this Day Trip we stayed mostly in Ware County, Georgia. Riding from our home to Waycross, we proceeded north on Highway 82 (Corridor Z) to the unincorporated community of Millwood. From Millwood, turn on the Manor to Millwood Road and travel all the way to Manor. (Pronounced "Mainor". So named after the pioneering family of that area.) That part of the trip was especially enjoyable. The road is in dire need of resurfacing but if one pays attention to that, it's quite fun. In Manor, crossing Highway 84, it becomes Suwannee Chapel Road. Stay on it until it dead ends into Swamp Road. Hang a left on Swamp Road and stay on it all the way back to Waycross.

Abandoned train tracks.
Millwood, Georgia

 We took time to reflect
on how this community
once was a bustling little town.

Yellow planted Daisy's and a red Honda
go good together.

Trains are the arteries
that connect our communities
to the outside world.

Busted!
Enjoying an ice cream sandwich.
I hadn't enjoyed one literally in years
and Sweetie tempted me.
I caved.
(That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. lol)

All in all our trip was a little over 100 miles. One can view Blueberry farms, vegetable farms, small cattle ranches, piney woods, swamp, abandoned homes and train related items, and other interesting features.  It was truly a nice day. And we got to see a lot of what is our ever vanishing Georgia before it is lost to history.

Ride Safe,

9 comments:

Monkeywrangler said...

What a lovely sounding day for a ride! Happy birthday to you, Sparky! I wish I had felt well enough to go for a bike ride today...we also had wonderful calm weather.

White Lace and Promises said...

What a beautiful post. Looks like you had a beautiful day. Makes me feel like singing, "country roads take me home to the place I belong..."

Blackberry Lane said...

What a great day trip. The weather has been gorgeous. I enjoyed your photos very much. Looks like the days leading up to your special day will be beautiful, too! God bless.

linda said...

Sounds like you had just the perfect birthday for you...so glad you got your ride, and your ice cream too! Happy Birthday and I wish you many, many more.

Deb said...

This looks like a great ride. Happy birthday, a bit late. Have a happy weekend.

Simply Linda said...

Happy early Birthday!!!! What a nice day you had! Blessings

Carol B. said...

My hubby's birthday is Tuesday too. I hope you have a great birthday. Your weekend sounds like a good time. So much of our country is falling prey to neglect and nature. I'd just like to go on a road trip and take photos of the old buildings. That would be fun for me. I think I've told you before that my daughter and her husband ride too. They couldn't wait to get out on the road. You have a good week.

Sparky @ My Thoughts Exactly said...

While the nice weather lasts, I can't wait to get back on the two wheels. Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts on my birthday! It's tomorrow, but I'm already celebrating. Gotta milk it for everything it's worth. *giggle*
God bless. ~:)

Sparky @ My Thoughts Exactly said...

@Carol B ~ PS: Happy Birthday to your husband! Hope his day is a happy one too. ~:)