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Episode 412


Blue Ridge Host David Zelski

Blue Ridge offers an array of shops, trains, local grown food, farms, and festivals set amongst the beauty of the surrounding mountains. David visits a family run farm, Mercier Orchards, which allows visitors to pick their way through Georgia grown goodies. Filled to the brim, he then visits historical downtown Blue Ridge where after enjoying the shops and centers he catches a train which takes him on a nostalgic ride through the countryside to the twin cities of McCaysville, Georgia and Copper Hill, Tennessee.

 

Blue Ridge: http://www.blueridgemountains.com

Blue Ridge Scenic Railway: http://brscenic.com

Mercier Orchards: http://www.mercier-orchards.com

McCaysville: http://blueridgemountains.com/mccaysville.html

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National Infantry Museum Special Contributor Bruce Burkhardt

The National Infantry Museum outside the gates of Fort Benning in Columbus is a multi media tribute to those soldiers who fought and continue to fight our wars. Open only two years, the museum recently won a THEA Award which is considered the "Oscar" of the themed entertainment industry. Its exhibits, highlighted by its signature exhibit, "The Last 100 Yards," do not glorify war but instead honors those who have answered the call to fight. The exhibits, the artifacts, the entire experience helps visitors get a sense of what it might be like to fight in the infantry.

National Infantry Museum: http://www.nationalinfantrymuseum.com

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Paddle Georgia Special Contributor Keocia Howard

Seven days of relaxation and fun floating along one of Georgia’s rivers…Now that’s a vacation! Get the Paddle Georgia experience while cruising down the Oconee River. We’ll also stop at Scull Shoals along the way. This ghost town was once a bustling community and home to Georgia’s first paper mill.

Paddle Georgia : http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia
Scull Shoals: http://www.scullshoals.org/

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Wild Shrimp and Grits FestivalHost Kat Carney

There's nothing like Wild Georgia Shrimp, and they're even better with grits. Let's get ready for the 5th Annual Wild Shrimp & Grits Festival.

Wild Shrimp and Grits Festival: http://www.jekyllisland.com/Events/AnnualFestivals/ShrimpandGrits.aspx

Video: Wild Shrimp and Grits Festival