The Old Soul, The Inspector and me

“Grandpa, tell me about the good old days. Sometimes it feels like this world’s gone crazy. Grandpa, take me back to yesterday when the line between right and wrong didn’t seem so hazy.

Grandpa, everything is changing so fast. We call it progress but I just don’t know. Grandpa, let’s wander back into the past and paint me the picture of long ago.”

This was a great week. We went to Pooler, Ga. to do an RV inspection. We got to spend some time in the sun doing a job that we are both very excited about. Every RV inspection we do reminds me of how much we didn’t know when we bought the Old Soul. All the things we check in an Inspection that we had no clue about when we were looking at RVs to purchase. I hate to say it, but if I had known then what I know now, the Old Soul would have gone home with someone else. Believe it or not, the minute we got back to Blairsville (home) the water pump started sounding strange. The Old Soul continues to “show out” and demand the diva treatment from us. She is such a spoiled child.

So, the day after the Inspection we got to stay in Washington, Georgia. We went to a place called                      Callaway Plantation, now for an old Oregonian who loves history, this was a dream come true.

The Callaway Plantation is an open-air museum featuring several historic houses and other structures. The site was formerly a working plantation, owned by a family named Callaway since at least 1785. In its heyday, the plantation was 3,000 acres in size. It is approx. 56 acres today.

We got to stay on the plantation grounds and walk through all the old buildings.  You just couldn’t help thinking of all the struggles of our fore fathers.  We met with Candice, who is the curator and is a one woman show. She is very passionate about her job at the Plantation. I was amazed by the history and stories about the plantation she told us. I must have taken hundreds of pictures and I wish I could share them with you but it wouldn’t do the experience justice.

So, you’ll have to check it out on your own and tell Candice we sent you. They have 10 camp sites only 4 with full hook ups but they are working on upgrading the others. There is no Wi-Fi and they don’t have a pool either. The best part is, it was only $18.00 a night with full hook ups and we were only about a hundred feet from one of the old cabins in our campsite.

On to our next adventure,

Laura

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