When we weren't visiting with Bobby, Bob and I did a little geocaching near the campground. We didn't do much because of the heat and humidity.
Since Bobby had studying to do, we left on Tuesday. After hooking up the car, we decided to tow it to the dump station while it was still running. What we failed to remember was that the doors automatically lock at nine miles per hour. That's right, the doors locked and with the key in the ignition, the automatic door lock doesn't work. And yes, the windows were all in the up position! I quickly did a search on the phone and found a locksmith that was in the town closest to us. We drove to the location and there was no locksmith....YIKES! We continued down the street and Bob pulled over quickly into what used to be a gas station....the locksmith had moved about 300 yards from her original building. Within minutes she had the door unlocked and we were on our way to West Point, Georgia. We had a reservation for R. Shaefer Heard COE Campground on West Point Lake.
Fort Tyler in West Point Georgia. The fort was the site of one of the last battles in the Civil War. As we climbed the hill we read all the information about the fort, but once at the top, we forgot to get a photo! On our way back to the car, we did find the geocache in the parking lot.
Thursday we set off toward Columbus, Georgia. We geocached a bit along the way, but only found a few. We ate lunch in The Cannon Brew Pub in downtown Columbus.
Saturday morning we drove to LaGrange, Georgia to tour Hills and Dales Estates before heading to Columbus to meet Bobby, his friend Eric and his wife. The house was gorgeous, but photography was prohibited. The house belonged to Fuller Callaway, the younger Callaway brother. The older brother built Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. After our tour of the 1916 mansion, we walked in the gardens which were started in the 1850's by another family.
Sunday we did another numbers' run for geocaches in Alabama. We found most of the ones we were looking for and are getting closer to the number 6000!
Monday, we went back to the River Trail and walked the entire loop trail which was a little over three miles
We have enjoyed our trip so far, but it was time to move on. We had more people to visit and places to see. Tuesday would be a moving day.