Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fort Frederica National Monument

olive jar imported by colonists

James Oglethorpe decided to build a planned community, a place to live and work for the people trapped in debtor's prison in British. Oglethorpe chose people with various trades needed in a self sustaining community he envisioned.

To protect the skilled laborers, artisans and farmers a fort was built surrounding the town as a way to ensure the safety of it's inhabitants from regiments of British troops.

In addition to immigrants from Europe, Oglethorpe forged alliances with the indigenous native Americans living in Georgia at the time.

Artifacts from the planned community are housed in the museum telling about the history of the early inhabitants in Frederica.

Scottish Highlanders were a large group of immigrants who lived at Fort Frederica. It was fascinating to learn of a planned community from so long ago.

We got the transmission fixed on the motorhome. Apparently the previous garage had tightened the drain plug so much that the threads were stripped and the seal was compressed beyond repair. A new section had to be welded into the pan of the transmission and a new drain plug and seal installed and new transmission fluid added. So we're off for more adventures. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. great history you are catching up on there. Wow, someone got over zealous with your motor! I wonder how many more get that treatment or maybe the mechanic was having a Really bad day :(

  2. Thank you for sharing this adventure. I look forward to each post.

  3. You all are making good time. Do you think you will live in the mountains of nc?

  4. You all are making good time. Do you think you will live in the mountains of nc?

  5. It's pretty easy to strip a drain plug.Pretty sleazy to send it out on the road.Love the olive jar. That's my kind of pottery.

  6. What a terrific post....there really are few new things under the sun. Happy Trails.

  7. Another place to add to my list! Great post and glad the. RV is fixed!

  8. Here's hoping you have smooth sailing!

  9. Fascinating - and I loved the olive jar.
    Safe and trouble free travelling from now on...

  10. Oglethorpe did a great job of planning communities, he did the planing for Savannah also (if memory serves).

    You must be having a good time visiting down there. Glad the transmission was fixable.

  11. Must be a relief to finally have your transmission fixed. I enjoy museum's and looking at artifacts...than you for sharing...I look forward to your next stop.

  12. Hi Anna, thanks, yes I wonder how many others, if the all the oil leaked out we'd have had a blown transmission to the tune of $6000. We are going to write them a letter and hopefully we can get our money back.

    Hi Turquoisemoon, thanks, yes it's all an adventure for sure.

    Hi Meredith, thanks, well the mountains are calling us. We noticed that Seagrove had a couple of places for sale right on the main street too.

    Hi Dennis, thanks, they knew they stripped it because they had put some goop around the plug to try and stop the leak. Geez.

    Hi Suzi, thanks, there is a whole world out there never it all to be discovered.

    Hi Jennie, thanks, we are having a grand ole time.

    Hi Ms. Sparrow, thanks, we hope for smooth sailing from now on out.

    Hi Elephant's Child, thanks, we are hoping for the same.

    Hi Lori, thanks Oglethorpe was truly ahead of his time that's for sure.

    Hi Dee, thanks, there is so much to see and do right around the corner.

  13. hope you call those transmission guys! I wonder if you took pics of it to show the leak....
    happy travels!


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