Thursday, May 21, 2015

Exploring Augusta and meeting up with cousins

Heritage RV Park

We just kindof stumbled on Heritage RV Park when we were looking for a place to stay in Augusta at the last minute.  The owner is in the process of renovating some of the sites and adding landscaping, and we got one of the completed sites.

Nicely landscaped site

It’s probably one of the most attractive sites we’ve had!  There’s no pool bath house or laundry, but they do have cable tv and really fast internet . . . and it’s conveniently located to everything you could need in Augusta.

We got all set up on Friday, and then went downtown the next morning for the Augusta Saturday Market.

Augusta Saturday Market

There were lots of food vendors, live music, fresh produce, and some arts & crafts.     DSC_0729









Saturday Market


We didn’t buy much, but did pick up a few fresh vegetables.

Cool Stained Glass



From the market, we walked along the river.


Augusta is on the banks of the Savannah River, with South Carolina on the other side.

Savannah River

Houses on the river











It was a beautiful morning, as we walked along the river, enjoying the cool shade of the trees.

Kayaks on the river

Old Paddle Wheel









Railroad Bridge


We reached the end of the riverwalk, where we climbed the stairs up to the riverwatch level.  This is another walkway along the river, but at a higher level, where you can see across the river, and downtown as well.








Augusta has an interesting mix of old and new architecture in the downtown area.

Old and New

Historic Gunpowder Factory











Little did we know, Augusta was the hometown of James Brown.  We passed through James Brown Plaza on our way back to the car.


James Brown


They have a cool thing set up where you can stand there with the James Brown statue, send a text to a number on the light pole next to the statue, and a camera on the light pole takes your picture and texts it to your phone – pretty slick!

We didn’t try it, though . . .






Later in the afternoon, Tom’s cousin Andrea, along with he husband and younger daughter stopped by for a visit.  The last time we saw them (on our way to Disney), the kids were a lot younger . . . I guess we were, too!


We had a nice visit, and then ventured back downtown for handcrafted burgers at Farmhaus Restaurant . . . and then we went all the way to South Carolina for ice cream!


We had a really nice time, and were so glad they stopped by for a visit!

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