Camping in Georgia; Petersburg Campground on Thurmond Lake…

I had forgotten that I didn’t finish up our visit to Augusta, Georgia!  We were there for nearly 3 weeks, and spent most of that time at the Petersburg Campground on Thurmond Lake, just nw of Augusta. It is a lovely campground, with big sites that all have flat yard areas 9 (pea gravel) with […]

Downtown Augusta, Georgia…

Since we were near Augusta, Georgia for 2  1/2 weeks while Vaughn and the bigs volunteered, the other kids and I had some time to check out some of the area.  I knew on the night we pulled in that I would love this town – it has both a Costco and an Aldi!!!  Seriously […]

Volunteering for Samaritan’s Purse: Georgia clean-up wrap-up…

My volunteer crew finished up their last day of work volunteering for Samaritan’s Purse here in Augusta today.  This deployment was full of all sorts of new roles and experiences for my tribe since the kids had had birthdays since we were in Oklahoma last June – as a minor, you are restricted in what […]

The Augusta Canal Tour & Discovery Center, GA…

This past Monday we visited the Augusta Canal Tour and Discovery Center… Located in downtown Augusta, Georgia, the Discovery Center is housed in the old Enterprise Mill (textile) building…First up, we watched a 10 minute overview film on the canal.  Then, it was off to the tour; boat tours are taken in one of the […]

Volunteering in Georgia: Our Week…

Volunteering in Georgia… Vaughn and the bigs on the ice storm cleanup crew. Looks like trouble to me! Beth running the skidsteer.  Beth. Like I said, Trouble!  😉 Getting pointers from the guys.  She did great! 🙂 Hope we’re at the correct address!!!The team leader sent Vaughn and the kids down first to make sure […]

Samaritan’s Purse volunteering: Cleaning up in Augusta, GA… ;)

We have been in Augusta, Georgia for a week now.  It took us an extra day to find a campground, but we love where we ended up staying, and it has been the perfect place to base camp out of for my Samaritan’s Purse volunteering tribe. Vaughn, Beth, Jake, and Thomas have been going in […]

Phew! It’s a lot of work to find a place to live sometimes!

Last Sunday we had to say “See you this fall!” to our soldier.  While normally we would have loved to stay up in the NE and explore more, the weather was cold.  That would have been fine if we could have found a reasonably priced RV park – but the parks are mostly closed this […]

Andersonville National Historic Site, GA…

This past weekend, we stopped in Georgia to visit a guy that Vaughn had met while we volunteered in Moore, Oklahoma.  While we ended up not staying as long in Americus as we had planned (they were moving their son), we did manage to get in an afternoon at the Andersonville National Historic Site, which […]

disaster relief volunteering

On Monday night, I heard Vaughn talking on the phone to a friend of his.  One of the things that he said was (roughly), “Seeing pictures of tornado devastation is like looking at a picture of the Grand Canyon.  No photograph can come close to capturing the intensity and magnitude of the real thing.”  It’s […]

Chickamauga & Chatanooga National Military Park…

We left Cumberland Gap on a Friday afternoon, headed for Mississippi and a Samaritan’s Purse tornado clean-up.  We were going to jet there quickly because clean-ups are worked 7 days a week, but since it was just beginning, they weren’t starting until Monday. Since we had a little bit of extra time, on Saturday we stopped […]