Sunday, May 22, 2011

Home From Macon

I had a fabulous trip to Macon. Short, but sweet. In my mind I had a list of everything I wanted to do and see and accomplished almost all of it. There was one item on that list that was just not possible, but a great effort was made, so I'm not disappointed.

I had a chance to spend time with a good friend, experience the heartland of Georgia, eat some authentic southern cooking, visit an impressive yarn store, do some sightseeing and hear music from one of my favorite bands. All of this was accomplished in two days.

The first thing I'm going to show you is the memorial to Otis Redding. It's in Gateway Park, trailhead of the Ocmulgee River Heritage Trail, a beautiful spot. This is for you, Ana! You can read her comment in yesterday's blog.

Here is Otis, sitting' on the dock of the bay, playing his guitar. Beside him (on the post under his right knee) is a notepad and pencil where he has written down the start of the lyrics for his song.

Next to the statue of Otis is this plaque: 

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 The statue is just above the Ocmulgee River and the platform where bands sometimes perform.

The bridge over the river at Riverside Drive and Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. is also named for Otis Redding.

To be continued.  I'm a weary traveller who is going to work tomorrow. It's time to call it a day.

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