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Saturday, July 30, 2011

DAY 195: THOMASVILLE - BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA

OK, fired SPIA up...got lottsa WATTS, so here goes.

Had a fitful night...could not stand on the gimpy leg...alas, this morning, am walking on it with nearly no pain. Just who is kidding who !

Above photograph is US 84 about 4 miles East of BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA. Now if they would just move those rumble strips a bit one way or another !!



DOLLAR GENERAL is a hardware / home business found in nearly every tiny town throughout the South.




BADCOCK Furniture is also found throughout the South.




Many nice homes in South West Georgia.




Some even nicer than nice.




and, some just plain comfy.




and, they all seem to cluster around this guy...or should it be "guys", as some villages have at least one per city block.




This photograph is for Harry...a going concern, Harry, in wholesale plants.




and, from another angle...this is a BIG operation , covering many acres.




Even have their own watering hole - actually saw two rather large lakes supplying water to all those growing plants.




Alas...another river with everywhere to go, but not enough water to get there.


Looked closely for "gators or snakes...none to be seen.




The golf course seems to have a corner on available lakes... this golf course is near BAINBRIDGE.




Cleared forested area along US 84.




A much maligned but not forgotten business place in tiny CLIMAX, GEORGIA.


CLIMAX, GEORGIA is the town where I took a tumble which ended me in ER.


Used to think play on words was kinda fun. Rethinking that.


CLIMAX, GEORGIA restaurant...which was closed, causing me to walk across the street to the Convenience Store to meet my destiny...what some folks won't do for a bit of attention.




Thought this was my ride back to SPIA...alas, his authority ended at the City Limits. Had to wait for Deputy Charlie Emanuel of Decatur County Sheriff's Office. Deputy Charlie declined my request for a photograph of him and his steed, but couldn't wait to get home to tell his family he met a real live guy walking across America.


Thanks again, Deputy Charlie for this nice / quick / ride back to SPIA.



Please look closely below the rear view mirrors...the BATTEN DISEASE Ribbon given to me by Noah as he ran the final 90 miles to JACKSONVILLE BEACH...and his destiny. Way to go Noah.


PROLOG:


Not a good day. Temperature was 107 + F.

Waked 30 miles...then spent the rest of the day in ER at the BAINBRIDGE, GEORGIA, Hospital.

Seems after completing miles 21 thru 30, I collapsed in a convenience store. EMS was called. Fearing a possible heart attack, they took me to ER.

Tests & more tests...all conducted in ER entrance hallway because I told them I had no more $$ - in fact I lied...I have $150.00 pending Mr. President sending out my Social Security Check.

Results: NO HEART PROBLEM; DEHYDRATED; KIDNEY STOPPED WORKING; PAINFUL SPRAIN AND TWIST OF LEFT LEG FROM ANKLE TO KNEE; A ORANGE SIZE KNOT ON MY NOGGIN WHERE I HIT THE FLOOR.

Hospital released me. Sheriff drove me back to SPIA. We are parked in BAINBRIDGE for the night.

I feel great...'cept left leg won't work very well...am taking pain pills to get around. NO WALKING FOR A COUPLE DAYS at least.

Will narrate photograph tomorrow...will have plenty of time. Right now, must get off my leg.

Nite Nite.

2 comments:

Catrell said...

Wow, Bruce, what a day! Hope tomorrow finds you feeling better. Take care, Catrell

Sandra Whitney said...

Take it easy, Bruce!