I concluded my trip through the Southeastern portion of the United States with a visit to Georgia. The last time I was there was for the 1996 Olympics, which was a wonderful experience. This time, I had every intention of seeing more of the state!
The very first treasure I found was something called the Georgia milk chocolate peanut straw. Oh. My. Goodness. It’s amazing. One of thickest, smoothest, things I’ve ever tasted. As soon as I tried one, I knew I’d found my new favorite treat. That milk chocolate peanut straw was worth the trip to Georgia all by itself!
With my peanut straw in hand, I made my way to Columbus, Georgia where I was going to take part in a whitewater rafting experience. Even though I was excited about the idea of getting on the water and trying out whitewater rafting, I’ll admit I was also a little scared. I couldn’t stop thinking about that old movie, Deliverance.
The trip, which took place on the Chattahoochee River, was amazing. It’s the longest whitewater course in the world and was equally exciting and fun. Not only did I get to experience whitewater rafting, but I also saw some of Georgia’s amazing countryside.
I’ve had a lot of great experiences during my lifetime. I’ve done a lot of different things, but my trip to Georgia made it possible to do something I’ve never experienced before. I went Conestoga camping. That’s right. I went to the Rock Ranch and spent the entire night living in a Conestoga wagon, the same way my ancestors would have done more than a hundred years ago. It was fantastic. That night we told stories around a campfire while roasting marshmallows and taking in the night sky. In addition to camping in Conestoga wagons, I also toured the ranch and enjoyed their homegrown, all natural beef, which went well with my milk peanut straw.
Since I love to eat, I decided I should take a drive down the Georgia Grown Trail. This is 157 miles of road that’s been designed specifically to take travels through the heart of Georgia’s agriculture industry. I saw cows, pig farms, chicken farms, lots of crops, and a ton of people hard at work doing all the things necessary to put food on my table. It was an eye opening experience. Best of all I was able to pick up some fresh produce to go with my milk peanut straw.
Sadly, my time in Georgia had to come to an end and I had to go home. I wish I could’ve stayed longer. Thank you Georgia for the wonderful experiences and all the milk chocolate peanut straws! I’ll be back again soon.