FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014

To:  New Echota, Capital of the Cherokee Nation:

Bob Conlon and I are coming to photograph your treasured sights!  Of course the weather didn’t cooperate.  My weather information told me there was a 50-50 chance of precipitation.  I was having second thought about going since the major portion of the buildings to be photographed were outside.

Bob was gun hung on going since his radar information told him it would be okay. So at 9:30 the two of us ventured forth.  Clear skies followed us and wed arrived aft New Echota, Georgia State Park, minutes beyond Calhoun in 57 minutes.

We must have stayed in the museum proper close to two hours and then we viewed the 30 minute New Echota film presentation.

GET READY FOR THE SHOCKER!

As we moved out toward the trail route it was sprinkling rain.  As my mama would have said, “Child, it’s raining cats and dogs!”  The ranger suggested we go eat lunch and hopefully  by then the rain would subside.  He loaned us an umbrella and dejected we made our way to the car and sat.  In about ten minutes the rain slackened.  We waited about ten more minutes and felt we’d b ether forgo lunch for now and get as many pictures as we good.

NOW FOR THE HAPPY ENDING!

I haven’t seen Bob’s photos but I’ve already downloaded the over 100 shots I took and I’m very pleased with the results.  I’m send you samples on tomorrow’s blog.  I’m one tired old lady albeit a happy and pleased tired old lady!