I arrived in Tifton, Georgia on April 28. Tifton is known as “The Friendly City” and I certainly know why. The Smith family was so generous and welcoming. I appreciated being able to stay with them on my journey. There are about 15,000 friendly people who reside in Tifton.
I learned a lot about Georgia during my stay. It’s capital is in Atlanta. That’s about 180 miles from Tifton. Georgia was named for King George II of England. It was the fourth state to adopt the United States Constitution and enter the Union. They proudly display their heritage as one of the 13 original states to enter the Union, in their flag, which carries 13 stars encircling their state emblem.
Georgia’s state flower is the Cherokee Rose. The Smith’s had beautiful flowers, too and I enjoyed the nice weather as I spent time outdoors in their yard. I also spent time at Josie’s high school and got to visit with her and her friend, Jeffrey, about the other interesting things to see and do in Georgia.
Now, I’m off to Omaha to meet the Rogers family. Thanks again, Smith family, for a great visit!