Clark Hill Recreation Area
Next we cross the J. Strom Thurmond Dam.
We headed west on 221 to Pollards Corner
where we turned on Rt 104 towards Evans, Georgia.
After breakfast, we headed to downtown Augusta. On the way, we drove past Augusta National Golf Course, the home of The Masters!!
Augusta National Golf Course
The aroma was wonderful!!
Unique Augusta Highrise Building
Bicycle Policeman... Hot Job!!!
We walked down to the lower level to try to find a cooler spot.
Railroad Bridge with weighted section
The large weight can lift the section
to allow larger ships to go through.
The walk was beautiful and the trees made it a bit cooler. But when the temperature hit 95 and was still rising, we decided to cut our walking tour short. The heat was just too much;o(
Once we got back to the car and got the air conditioner running, we drove by Woodrow Wilson's boyhood home.
We had one last stop before heading back to Modoc. We wanted to find the start of the North Augusta Greeneway, a Rails to Trails bicycle trail. We left downtown and crossed the Savannah River to the South Carolina side. Just a short distance from the I-20 exit, we found the parking area.
As we headed back to Modoc, Nancy made me make a u-turn so she could get a photo of a Century Plant in bloom. Apparently this does not happen very often and once the plant blooms it dies ;o((
Hopefully, later this week we will be able to get the bicycles out and ride one or more of these trails. The temps today and tomorrow are near 100 but we did see a possible high of mid 80s by Wednesday. We'll just have to wait and see what Mother Nature has in store!!