Yesterday, my father and I took a trip to Glennville, GA to take care of some business at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery – Glennville. Located on US 301 just north of Glenville, it is a very nice Veterans Cemetery. It has a very nice office with a computerized grave locator and a Veterans Affairs assistance office is located inside as well. It is in a beautiful, slightly rolling setting with a very nice central chapel and a bell tower set amongst pecan trees. Not to be macabre, but if you’re a veteran in the Coastal Georgia area, this is a cemetery that you might want to consider including in your plans.
On the way back to Savannah, we stopped at Mrs. Rogers Restaurant in Claxton. Don’t be fooled by the retro “roadside America” look of the sign or the building, this is an excellent country/home style restaurant that seems to do most of its business off of the buffet. The sign and exterior look really remind me of how restaurants looked back in the 1970s when my family made the trip from New Orleans to Savannah and Guyton to visit family. This was my first time at Mrs. Rogers so I’m not sure what the daily buffet is, but the Friday buffet is seafood. Yesterday’s buffet consisted of an excellent seafood casserole, fried and boiled shrimp, fried and broiled fish, shrimp and grits, hush puppies, a variety of vegetables (including some butterbeans that reminded me of those Granny used to cook). Dessert was red velvet cake (amazing!) and banana pudding. For around $9, it was hard to beat! Not only was the food delicious but the service was excellent. We got there early, around 1100, and it looks like if you get there around the noon hour, you might have a wait. If you find yourself in Claxton, GA around lunch time, I highly recommend Mrs. Rogers as the place to stop!
Of course I played radio during the trip, most listening out for military aviation traffic. On the way up between Pembroke and Claxton on US 280, I picked up SUNNY 22 (RC-12P, 93-0700, 224 MI Bn) on 120.400 with Savannah Approach/Departure and 132.925 with Jacksonville ARTCC. Surprisingly, I also picked them up on 77.725 when they called off with SUNNY Ops; given the short scanner antenna I used I really wouldn’t have expected to pick up low band traffic that far away. Later in the day, I heard HAWK 8# (F/A-18D, VMFA-533) flights working off of the coast on 376.900 while between Glennville and Claxton on US 301. On US 280 on the way back to Savannah between Pemboke and GA 204 I heard TBOLT 51/52 (F/A-18C< VMFA-251) working in Townsend Range on 228.400 and 290.000. Scanning the SEGARRN TRS also allowed us to listen to a structure fire on Reidsville Rd. in Effingham County while travelling through Bryan, Effingham, and Chatham counties.