A closer look revels that the Confederate solder's rifle was vandalized years ago.
With that I leave this subject with very mixed emotions.
A few post back I mentioned that I would revisit Merritt pottery with my readers a little later, now is about as good a time as any to do that.
As most of you know Jeanie and I are boondockers. Nothing I hate worse than ghetto RV resorts with concrete pads, cute little lights and a club house where you are expected to bring a pot luck dish. I am not real crazy about Wal-Mart and truck stop parking lots but they will do in a pinch. My description of hell would be to have to attend a club rally, as I have said before I consider 4 a crowd.
On our Sea to Sea on US 80 trip we found the little town of Roberta,GA and at the top of a hill on US 80 was a Napa auto parts store. We pulled in to the napa store which had about a 2-3 acre dirt parking lot off to the side. At the bottom of the hill to the East was a creek and a town limit sign for Knoxville,GA, Origin of the first Republic of Texas Flag.
I needed new air filters and spark plugs for the generator. The store did not have them in stock but the stock man said he would have them by 8 A.M. the next day and told us to feel free to park in the dirt parking lot for as long as we liked. This stay in the Dirt parking lot proved to be one of the biggest highlights of that trip.... We were on the way to Merritt Pottery, meeting several very interesting people, seeing some historic places and didn't even know it.
I plan to have a great day, I hope you will join me.