Every so often I like to get out and explore areas that I travel to for business if I have the time. I happen to be in Augusta over the long Memorial Day weekend and I wanted to get out and see what people do in Georgia to celebrate or honor those who sacrificed all for this country.
I wanted to hit downtown Augusta for the Memorial Day parade and do some people photography but my trusty GPS APP on my mobile phone got me on the wrong path and I didn’t make it in time. So, the next best thing was to search for a local attraction and Google recommended that I try the Savannah Rapids Park. Click the link if you want to see the Google map of the location.
Here are a few of the photographs I took while on my little hike on Memorial Day 2013
I love the patriotism in Georgia, Right down in the thick of where this country forged its beginning and Americans are proud not only by displaying Old Glory, but showing their support for those who protect our freedoms.
Long before the area became popular with kayakers and runners, early Indian tribes established one of the region’s first settled communities, known as the Stallings Island culture, just upstream from the Augusta Canal headgates and its popular park and visitors center.
The headgates area also includes the canal’s original earthworks, a restored lock and other features first built in 1845.
The Lockkeepers Cottage, built in the 1800s, once housed the Lockkeeper and his family who manually operated the locks that allowed boats to move between the river and the canal.
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