Georgia Leg Of 2010 Tour

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On Friday, September 24, 2010, I (Stanley Bronstein) walked for 4 hours on the University of Georgia Campus and the surrounding downtown area. I then walked another hour in the town of Commerce, Georgia.

Highlights of the Georgia leg of the tour:

  • The campus was about a mile from my hotel, so I did not have to drive to campus.  I just left my car at the hotel.
  • The breakfast menu had grits.  Now I know I’m back in the south.  I just LOVE grits.  In fact, I went to the store and bought some tonight to take with me on the rest of the tour.
  • Downtown Athens was awesome.  It never dawned on me they had a connection with Greek architecture and Athens, but they do.
  • Downtown Athens has bulldog statues all over the place.  Each one is decorated in an interesting  manner (see the pictures below).
  • The campus was gorgeous.  Quite an interesting place.  I took tons of great pictures.
  • I started out the morning with lots of renewed energy, as I actually got some sleep last night.  However I started to get pretty tired by the fourth hour.
  • I was interviewed by WNEG-TV while on campus.  (I do NOT yet have video of this interview).
  • I was also interviewed by WDUN Radio live on the air during their early evening drive hour time period. (I do NOT yet have audio of this interview).
  • I got in the car after four hours and drove about 20 miles outside of town to Commerce, Georgia.  I then walked in that area for the remaining hour.
  • The drive to my hotel in South Carolina was only another hour.  It was WONDERFUL to get to my hotel by 3:00 PM and to not have to do any more driving that day.
  • I took a nap and then got up and updated the website.  By the time you read this, everything should be current.  I’ve been behind the last 3 days because of all the driving I had to do.  It’s nice to be caught up.
  • I’m going to be able to get some sleep tonight.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

As usual, I recorded a podcast which can be listened to

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Here are pictures from my walk.


Here are 5 fast facts about the state of Georgia:

  • Georgia was established in 1732, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies. Georgia was the fourth state to ratify the United States Constitution, on January 2, 1788.
  • It declared its secession from the Union on January 21, 1861, and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be restored to the Union, on July 15, 1870 and the only among the 13 that is named after a monarch (King George of England).
  • With an estimated 9,829,211 residents as of July 1, 2009, Georgia is the ninth most populous state. From 2007 to 2008, 14 of Georgia’s counties ranked among the nation’s 100 fastest-growing, second only to Texas.
  • With an area of 59,425 square miles (153,909 km2), Georgia is ranked 24th in size among the 50 U.S. states. Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River in terms of land area, although it is the fourth largest (after Michigan, Florida, and Wisconsin) in total area, a term which includes expanses of water which are part of state territory.
  • The majority of Georgia is primarily a humid subtropical climate. Hot and humid summers are typical, except at the highest elevations. The entire state, including the north Georgia mountains, receives moderate to heavy precipitation, which varies from 45 inches (1143 mm) in central Georgiato approximately 75 inches (1905 mm) around the northeast part of the state. The degree to which the weather of a certain region of Georgia is subtropical depends on the latitude, its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico  and the elevation. The latter factor is felt chiefly in the mountainous areas of the northern part of the state, which are farther away from the ocean and can be 4500 feet (1350 m) above sea level.

Next stop, Clemson, South Carolina – Clemson University.