Checking in from Winder, GA …
On Thursday and Friday, I walked from Royston, GA through Athens to tiny Bogart, GA. Athens, of course, is the home of the University of Georgia and their lovable mascot, Uga. I altered my route to walk right by Sanford Stadium where legendary Dawg teams have played “between the hedges.” The very field where Wally Butts and Vince Dooley coached and Herschel Walker ran wild. Twelve SEC titles have been earned at this honored stadium.
After the leaving the university, I walked right by The Varsity, the “world’s largest drive-in restaurant.” Couldn’t resist, so Brenda and I stopped for lunch. As always, we were greeted with “what’ll ya have?” Chili slaw dogs, rings and an FO (frozen orange). Not heart healthy but definitely tummy friendly. Good thing I’m walking this off, and Brenda is working so hard keeping us on the road.
I got lots of thumbs-up from Georgians acknowledging my walk over the last few days. And one young man, Jason, even walked a mile or so with me. He has an interesting perspective since he recently completed a cross-country bike ride. It was nice talking to someone who is intimate with the scope of this trek.
Thanks go to First American Bank in Athens and Verity Bank in Winder for letting us park our RV.
Atlanta is in sight and maybe a little ahead of schedule. This is the projected timetable:
Saturday, April 7 … Bogart to Lawrenceville
Easter Sunday, April 8 … afternoon only, to Lilburn
Monday, April 9 … inside the Atlanta Perimeter (I-285) in the morning; to Buckhead in the afternoon
Tuesday, April 10 … to Smyrna in the morning; near Powder Springs in the afternoon
Hope some old and new friends can join me as I walk through Big A. We appreciate all your interest and support.