Georgia Part III: Ashburn

We intended to stay in Macon during our third stop in Georgia. It just so happens that our financial advisors are located there, and we wanted to have a meeting to review our investment accounts. However, as Mike started researching possible campgrounds in the area, we learned everything was booked. We found out later that was because the dates of our visit coincided with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. We settled on a Golf and RV Resort in Ashburn, which is about 90 miles south of Macon. The park was nothing to write home about, but the rates were good and Mike could play golf on the 9-hole course for free.

We drove into Macon one day for our meeting with the wealth management people, then found our way to downtown to have a late lunch before making the drive back home. We wanted to walk the dogs around the streets of the city center to get some exercise and see the area, but most of the buildings were dilapidated and the large numbers of homeless people made it seem not-so-safe. After exploring only a few blocks, we selected one of the two restaurants with an outdoor patio and had some bar food.

On another day, I drove over to a salon in Albany. Mike had given me a spa day for my birthday, so I redeemed my gift by getting a manicure, pedicure, facial and haircut. While chatting with the owner- hair stylist I asked if Mike and I should make the drive back over to explore their downtown or anything. Her response was that in reality, it wouldn’t even be safe for us to do that. Wow!

Jimmy Carter’s birthplace was also nearby in Plains, but we didn’t go there either. We basically just stayed near our camp and kept busy with golfing and campfires. It was a very low key week.

The cherry blossoms were bright with blooms in downtown Macon.

The cherry blossoms were bright with blooms in downtown Macon.

A view of our site at the Golf & RV Park. Not much to look at... but the price was right, the golf was free, and the dogs got a good walk each morning.

A view of our site at the Golf & RV Park. Not much to look at… but the price was right, the golf was free, and the dogs got a good walk each morning.

A view from one of our morning walks before any golfers got out on the course.

A view from one of our morning walks before any golfers got out on the course.

Mike tried to catch a couple of fish in the pond when he wasn't golfing, but no luck.

Mike tried to catch a couple of fish in the pond when he wasn’t golfing, but no luck.

 

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