Saturday, January 30, 2010

FL to GA to FL

Today didn't start off too well. We left PVB & drove to Crooked River State Park in St Mary's, Georgia, to rent a cabin for the weekend. After an encounter with a useless volunteer, we had enough of Georgia & headed back to Florida.

Luckily Mary found a spot to rent a cabin that was only 90 minutes from JAX ... Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. An interesting park with a lot to do, but first we wanted to learn a little about Stephen Foster. Known as the "father of American music," he was the pre-eminent songwriter of the 19th century. He wrote hundreds of famous songs from Way Down Upon the Suwannee River to Camptown Races, Oh! Suzanna & My Old Kentucky Home. He died in 1864 (13 years before sound recording was invented) at 37 years old with 38 cents in his pocket.

We rented a great cabin with a huge wrap around screened deck.

Corrugated steel with rust, paint & nice light.

Two of my favorite things ... rust ...

... and peeling paint.

It looks like JS was here with some graffiti paint.

Lots of turkey vultures!

Nice shadow!

Mmmmm ... s'mores!

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