We finally had our first real ride on Sunday. We had made 3 short trips into town for something or another but not the leisurely ride we’ve been longing for. Sunday was the day!
Every ride needs a good walk-about at some point to ward off TB.
Our friends, Kerry & Kim
just bought their bike 3 weeks ago and already they have 750 miles on it. They’re putting us old-timers to shame!
No ride towards the Mississippi River
Let me just say, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I wanted to!
While we were waiting for Poopy’s to open for lunch, we took a drive through the Savanna Army Depot (now de-commissioned). This Depot was one of the largest munitions depots in the country during WWII.
One can only imagine how busy this base was during the 1940’s when ammunition & bomb production was at it’s peak.
I don’t remember much about it but I stayed in these barracks for a week while I was in high school. I was part of a summer work program which included a week of “training” here at the Depot. They taught us interviewing skills, resume writing, etc. That was the summer I worked at a local library. If you know me in person, you would know that I’m not probably as quiet as a person in a library should be, so needless to say it wasn’t a job I wanted to stick with.
The Depot has been de-commissioned since 2000 and now leases out office space and facilities for some light manufacturing. The rest of the buildings sit empty.