Georgia on my Mind…

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As of one year ago today, we traveled to Georgia, to Robins AFB. It was hard to know what to expect, but everything turned out alright! I remember feeling nervous, wondering what life as an Air Force wife would bring, and it is definitely not as bad as I thought it would be!


So some people ask me if I like it here in Georgia… I must admit my yankee self is not used to a lot of things they do here in Georgia. Let’s just say it’s not too bad here, but if I had to pick, I definitely would not choose to live here again.
So far I think my favorite place in Georgia, would be Savannah. It is very beautiful there, and lots of fun shops to shop in, especially the candy shops!! I have been there several times, and it really is a blast!
I also like Atlanta. Atlanta is about an hour and half from where we live, but sometimes with traffic it takes a lot longer. I have only been there a few times, but Atlanta is where they have two of my favorite stores, Ikea and H&M! I would love to spend more time in Atlanta, but right now we just don’t have a lot of money to go and do things there. I do hope to take my husband to a certain place in Atlanta in August for his birthday. I can’t say what it is on here, because he sometimes reads my blog!
So since this post is about Georgia, I thought I would end with some random fun facts about Georgia:
  • The official state fish is the Largemouth Bass.
  • In Gainesville, Georgia, the Chicken capital of the world, it is illegal to eat chicken with a fork.
  • Georgia was named for King George II of England.
  • Georgia is the nation’s number one producer of the three P’s-peanuts, pecans, and peaches.
  • Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
  • Georgia is often called the Empire State of the South and is also known as the Peach State.
  • Plains, Georgia is the home of Jimmy Carter, the 39thPresident.
  • In 1823, Georgia became the first state to require birth registration.
  • Georgia’s population in 1776 was around 40,000.
  • Coca-Cola was invented in May 1886 by Dr. John S. Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia. Coca-Cola was first sold at a soda fountain in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta by Willis Venable.

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  1. I have been to Atlanta but just on the outskirts. Would love to go back and check it out.

    Where are you guys from?

  2. I've only been to the Atlanta Airport, but have an aunt, uncle, and cousins who live in Georgia and many friends who are there. I love the South, although I'd miss the snow something awful in the winters.

    I've heard great reviews about the Aquirum in Atlanta!
    I have 5 friends who live close to Savannah (they're Army and stationed there) they all love it!

  3. My sister lives outside of Atlanta, and last year my mom and I went up for a visit to surprise her! We left early and took a trip to Savannah — LOVED it! On the way to where my sister lived, we let the GPS take us a 'scenic' route, and ran across where they filmed parts of "Fried Green Tomatoes"! The restaurant was closed, I hope to go back one time when it's open! So fun!

    And the aquarium in Atlanta is fantastic! Can't wait to go back there with The Husband and both of our girls!

  4. Having been born at Moody AFB, Georgia always has a special place in my heart. I love the south altogether. I'm glad you're enjoying your time there. The military sure has a way of giving us new and interesting experiences. Lord knows I would never have thought in a million years to live in Nebraska, but I sure am enjoying my time here.

  5. Living in Montgomery Alabama we go to Georgia often-ish. I love Atlanta because I am from Houston and it is the nearest REAL city!! haha!

  6. We could have gotten stationed in Savannah last summer and heard that it was a nice! Sounds like you agree:D I remembering you telling me that you weren't too crazy about living in Georgia. I remember when we were heading to Fresno, CA a place we've never been too. I was filled with mixed emotions didn't know what to expect but honestly living in the same place for 16 yrs..I was so ready for an adventure! In life my friend..we just have to make the best with what we have! I learned to look at the bright side and found out we were truly blessed!The good thing with the military is that you're in one place temporary. Hope you get to go to Atlanta more often;D

  7. I'm glad you are able to see some good things about Georgia:) I'm just to the north of you in TN. I imagine moving to the south would be a shock but maybe we will continue to grow on you!

  8. Popped in from SITS! I've never been to Georgia, but I've always wanted to go. I've heard Savannah is gorgeous.

  9. I enjoyed our time there. The closeness to Atlanta was a bonus. We would often go up to Atlanta on a whim on the weekends.

    Have you been out to Lane Packing Company?

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