Driving from Atlanta to Jekyll Island gf chooses the "Golden Isles Parkway" (or Highway). There is some confusion about the name as there are two different signs posted along the way. Some signs state that the road is a Highway and others state that it is a Parkway. The shop owners on this route even get confused. There are businesses named after each version. I do not think anyone truly knows if it is a Parkway or a Highway. Parkways are scenic roads where one may park to admire the beauty of the surroundings, while highways are just elevated roads. Let us ask Webster.
: a public way; especially : a main direct road
: a broad landscaped thoroughfare
I took some pictures along the way. You be the judge of whether this is a Highway or a Parkway.
A few miles past the Swine and Dine BBQ restaurant, I spotted what I call the "Cornbread Castle".
Several miles north west of McRae is an American Artist of sorts. I did no background work. I have no idea who is responsible for this cornbread art, but I did find it fascinating.
The monster Weather Vane atop an odd shaped WW2 style hanger caught my attention initially. Only after stopping and taking some photos of it did I notice the other delicate art sculptures.
|The Fisherman and Jonah's Giant Fish Weather Vane|
|Satellite Dish Shade|
The Random Zombie Camel stared into my eyes and made me dizzy.
|Random Zombie Camel|
After smelling the sweet fragrance of the Tungsten Sunflowers, I plodded ahead toward the metropolis of McRae. Sometimes one can appreciate things better from afar. A bikini swimsuit is like that. Appreciating a hot pink bikini at the beach from afar is much more rewarding that getting the close-up (well, 87.4% of the time).
One needs to view the Mini Statue of Liberty in McRae with a passing glance to appreciate it to the fullest. Do not stop and take pictures as I did.
|Patriotic McRae (from afar)|
|What the... ??|
|Liberty Bell (crack and all!)|
|Proud to be an American|
Jasper gave up its Crown Jewel this year. Check out this taxidermists dream ride. It was quite the traffic stopper.
|Pimp My Ride|
|A 'coon skin cap on Crack|
|Are those Antelope horns?|
|Proud to live in the South|
|Is that Woody from Toy Story?|
|Nice Rattle Snakes|
|How much wood could a Wood Chuck Chug?|
|Ducks on a truck...|
I have no more words for this truck.
"Scenic Parkway" can mean different things to different people. Obviously, in the great state of Georgia the definition of scenic is subjective.
Hoping for some more traditional Parkway scenic views, I pressed forward to Jekyll Island.
|Looking toward Jekyll Island|
|Fisherman on the old bridge over Jekyll Creek|
Thanks for reading,