Sunday, February 17, 2013

Kolomoki Mounds and Providence Canyon State Parks

Sunday morning in SW Georgia dawned bright and sunny but cold.  We decided to take our visitors from Michigan to brunch at one of our favorite places for real southern cooking, Magnolia's on Main in Blakely.
It looks like a residence and is in a residential neighborhood, but the food is genuine southern cooking.  Even trying only a tiny bit of everything on the buffet racked up the calories, and the desserts were too divine to pass up, so we all vowed to eat nothing more for the rest of the day.  To do penance, we even took a couple of walks.
First stop, Kolomoki Mounds State Park.  We first stopped by Kolomaki Lake, where the water was high and muddy from our past week of rain.
The Temple Mound is the highest mound of the five on the site.
At the museum, a partially excavated mound offers a glimpse into the history of the Kolomoki and of the excavation of burial sites.
Mom and I had seen the movie on prior visits, so we sat on the porch in the sun while our guests enjoyed the show.
We weren't too far from Providence Canyon, so we decided to take our guest by another local site.  The official word is that the canyons were formed when the steep land was farmed. 

The canyons are really beautiful with the multiple colored layers.  Clearly, they are still in an advancing stage as the fencing around the canyon has been moved back several feet from our last visit.
We all enjoyed the walk along the rim of the canyon, and another visitor took a picture for us to remember.