Judy, my beautiful friend and long-suffering wife of Jim Latchford (my long winded blogging buddy) had plans for a three day seminar in Atlanta, but she didn’t want to leave her baby, honey, husband, friend, lover… what ever she calls him…home alone. So we worked out arrangements for me to baby-sit him while she was in her meetings. They came in on Friday, but I couldn’t get away to meet them because my Judy (the wife formally known as Sweet Tea) was flying in from three weeks in NJ and we were going from the airport to meet the kiddies, Marni and Carl for dinner and then take the kiddies home. So Jim promised to be good and stay in his room until I could get there on Saturday morning.
I picked him up around nine o’clock and we headed off for Kennesaw Mountain to visit the Civil War battlefield and museum. We are both CW nuts and love to visit historical sites. The picture below is of us on top of the mountain. It was a cool 60 something degrees with a slight wind blowing. But it was a beautiful day.
From there we went over to Cheatham Hill to see where the fiercest battle around the mountain took place. That’s Jim next to the cannon. This is a well preserved battlefield and is reminder of how horrible war can be.
From there we went to Kennesaw to see the museum dedicated to the Great Locomotive Chase. The engine General is located here. The engine that chased them in reverse is at the Cyclorama in Atlanta. The two pictures below are of the big boy and with Jim.
I got him back to the motel in good shape. He was a good boy and I didn’t have to punish him one time. He was so good, in fact, we went back out on Sunday to the Cyclorama. From there we went up to my town of Woodstock and had lunch at the Right Wing Tavern (look it up) and had a good Republican lunch. From there we went to the battlefield of Altoona Pass. Most of the lower parts of the battle field are under the water of Lake Altoona, but the old railroad cut and several trenches and star forts are still there. Again he was a very good boy and I got him back to his motel in good shape. Tired but in good shape. I think Judy was pleased because I didn’t get a phone call from her. Plus, they are from the Tampa/St.Pete area, so you know he was happy Sunday night.
So, if any of you are in the area and need the services of Coffeypot Sitting and Touring Co. let me know. I would love to be your host.
MASTERPIECE #1762 - Per Wickenberg, Swedish *Oedipus, Now Wishing He'd Sprung For a Pair of Those Eclipse Glasses*, 1833 Oil on canvas mounted on panel
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