Is canal the only must-see in area?

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There are only two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.

-- Orson Welles

Years ago, we had a "Stay and See Georgia" tourism campaign that tried to keep Peach State travelers close to home.

This year, gas prices are sort of doing that, and Georgia Magazine -- a publication of the state's electric utilities -- offers similar suggestions with a cover story on 50 Must-See Places in Georgia.

I was curious. How many of Georgia's "must-see" spots do you think are in Augusta?

Ten, seven, five?

Well, try one: the Augusta Canal. Maybe two if you count the Laurel and Hardy museum in Columbia County.

That was it.

The list seems to have a lot more metro Atlanta and north Georgia mountain spots than I would suggest.

So, let me ask you: What tourist places in our region should have made the Top 50? E-mail your suggestions to me at


OTHER TRAVELS: Not visiting Georgia are postcard travelers Kristin and Morgan Matlock and Papa Callahan . They are in New Mexico "enjoying the wonders of this beautiful Western state."

Pat and Wayne Fuller send a card from Mississippi. Sandra and Shirley Johnson are in Myrtle Beach, S.C. And April from Grovetown is in Montana's Virginia City. Ginny and Jim also send postcard from Arizona.

Traveling this summer? Send a postcard to me at 725 Broad St., Augusta, GA 30901, and let's see whether we can get all 50 states ... again.


BUT WATCH OUT IN BOSTON: Carleton Duvall , of Augusta, writes, "Had to smile when I read Mr. Dekle's comment about Boston drivers. He is right on target. I lived in Rhode Island for 14 years prior to my retirement and visited Boston about once a month on business. I was told to drive there with my eyes straight ahead and not to look left or right as the other drivers would see that as a sign of weakness and cut me off."


TODAY'S JOKE: Here's one shared by Scott Gay , of Waynesboro.

A man walked into the psychiatrist's office with a zucchini up his nose, a cucumber in his left ear and a bread stick in his right ear.

"What is wrong with me?" he asked.

The psychiatrist looked at him for a moment and said, "You are not eating properly."

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