August 20th 2009
Carnesville / Franklin County / Lavonia
Day 55: Twelve miles walked today. I began at approximately seven this morning, driving toward Carnesville in the suburban with Toni, our photographer. After I had walked for a bit, I was visited along the side of the road by a reporter named MJ from the Lavonia radio station. We had a nice conversation, touching on water and the state of the economy. After a while longer, I stopped for a break at the Hopewell Presbyterian Church, where I reviewed notes and interviews from the Governor’s water meetings. As I continued down the road and made my way through Carnesville, I was approached by a few more dogs. They followed me for a bit, and eventually fell off.
I went to lunch at the Amish Restaurant on Main Street in Lavonia, which was organized by Laurie Vitalle. We ate with a retired executive from a local bank, and were later joined by Rep. Alan Powell, one of my colleagues in the State House, as well as a reporter from the Franklin County Citizen. After lunch we left by car for Griffin, so that I could meet with the Spalding County GOP. It was an excellent meeting. There were numerous local supporters of my campaign present, including Kathy Noble, Brenda Ballard, and others. Also, lest I forget, today I was also allowed to drop by a bridge party at Tootsie Powers’ house, where I was introduced to a number of influential local citizens. What a day.
N34 27.982 W83 18.474 910.11 miles walked