The Interstate is fine when you are in a hurry to get where you are going. But, as famous correspondent Charles Kuralt once remarked, “Thanks to the Interstate Highway System it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything”. On your next trip south (or north) why not consider a pleasant and interesting one day excursion through rural and scenic America?
Our route is only 33 miles longer than the direct Interstate route – but a world apart. A word of warning, though: it may take more than a little longer. For you may find yourself exploring the botanical wonderland of Edisto Gardens in Orangeburg, SC …. investigating the Dell Goodall house near Sylvania, Ga, the lone survivor of a long dead town some say was doomed by an itinerant preacher’s curse….you might want to pause for free juice and soda along with a helping of southern hospitality at the old Georgia Welcome Station, the oldest such center in the United States. If your taste runs to classic southern rock, you might recognize the name Statesboro as the town immortalized in a well known blues song performed by the Allman Brothers band. You may want to stop by and see the Fruitcake Factory in Claxton, Ga, which bills itself as the “Fruitcake Capital of the World”, or explore the “Land of the Trembling Earth”; the Okeefenokee Swamp made famous by the old Pogo comic strip.
And should your sightseeing delay you, there are many wonderful motels, bed and breakfasts, and “good ol’ home cookin’ style” restaurants operated by folks eager to greet you!
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