After our time at the “Open Door Community” in Atlanta (see last entry), we hopscotched down Rte. 19. We stopped in Griffin, Georgia, where a gas station worker was singing Louisiana Nights to the radio while she was waiting on me. I gave her a brochure and told her I wanted her to sing at the Innaguration. (I’ve got to stop doing that. We’ve got about 1,000 singers and musicians lined up so far.)… We then stopped in Barnesville, Georgia, where Annie Robinson said: “You’re running for president of what?” A historic marker here said Barnesville was the site of an improvised Civil War hospital to treat soldiers injured in the “Battle of Atlanta.” We then headed further south to Thomaston where we learned for Arbor Day this week, some 20 council people, the mayor and town Tree Board members planted one tree at the Thomaston-Upson Civic Center. Given the current scope of climate change, you’d think if you had 20 people assembled (even if it was for a photo-op), the least they could have done is planted a few trees. Note: At Big Chic Uptown Restaurant in Thomaston (we try to eat at all the five star places as we travel), there are six absolutely great Norman Rockwell paintings, all with children’s sports themes. We often say we’d like to see the country revert to a time when there was a slower pace and Norman Rockwell was again big.