Agnes Scott Block Party Photos

Local photog Josh D. Weiss does it again.

Check out his beautiful photographs from yesterday’s Agnes Scott Springfest Block Party HERE.

Photo above used with permission.

RailGa.com Makes Georgia’s Railroad Past Come Alive

I’m sincerely embarrassed that I didn’t know anything about this website prior to this morning.

While looking for railroad tourism inspiration for the previous post, I came across a fantastic website, Railga.com. The site has been around much longer than this one – 10 years! – and is chock-full of history and beautiful pictures from Georgia’s railroad past and present.

Every thing from maps, to the histories of individual rail lines, to an AMAZING pictoral list of every railroad depot in the state, to the best train-watching locations, to the official and unofficial nicknames of Georgia’s rail lines; the site is a virtual treasure trove for the rail history buff.

Seriously, take a minute and check it out.  You won’t be disappointed.  It may even inspire you to visit a Georgia town you never knew existed!

Eastern Continental Divide Tourism!?

Get on this Decatur!  Apparently there’s tourism dollars in dem dar Divide. 😉

Ripped from the AJC’s recent article entitled “Duluth hopes to cash in on Eastern Continental Divide”

“Any community [in Georgia] could mark the path the [Eastern Continental] divide takes, but I can almost guarantee that no other location along the divide presents the unique opportunity for personal interaction that this one does,” said Chris McGahee, the city’s economic development manager.

Personal interaction with the continental divide?

“It’s in the most scenic part of town.”

Oh. Um, OK.

“Hopefully, we can find a way to market and identify this,” Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris said. “We’re always looking for ways for Duluth to be a destination.”

Oh man, I really hope they’re about to say something about railroad tourism, since you know, the railroad follows the Eastern Continental Divide and established many of the cities along its route as regional centers.

“We might sell some Eastern Continental Divide ice cream,” McGahee said. “Who the heck knows. We can sell pizza with Gulf shrimp and Savannah shrimp.”

D’oh!  So close.