Columbia, SC

Ken continued the trend of southern hospitlity. Ken, Jill and Sadie welcomed us into their South Carolina home. A really nice family, Jill's sister, who missed our visit even told us to come back and stay at her place next time.

After spending the night and a lazy morning at their house we checked out the Columbia state house. The confederate flag still flies here; it's recently been moved from the roof to a smaller pole on the lawn, as a comprimise. Jill and George met us there too. George was so excited to meet us, he got caught speeding towards the capitol building. Hope it was worth $75 to meet us George. Sorry about making you rush. After a stroll around the state house grounds, we jumped in Ken's SUV and made a break for the Georgia state line.

Learned some interesting things about South Carolina. Like residents' obsession with the Gamecocks. For anyone who doesn't know the Gamecocks are the University of South Carolina's football team. Almost every car has a "Go Cocks" bumper sticker, and I guarantee every Columbia citizen has at least one garment with the Gamecocks logo on it. They even play their 'fight song' from the capitol building everyday at noon. This is definately college football territory.


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Fiddy's got Georgia on his mind

First off, I think some people have forgotten about "The Golden Ticket"

Today was a double header, with Columbia and Atlanta checked off the list. Bob met us about 40 miles outside of the ATL, or as my friend Ryan Ross says "Hotlanta". Again Bob, who is a self proclaimed Georgia peach, practiced the art of southern hospitality. He showed us around Atlanta and took us to the capitol building for a good jump shot photo session. We even got to see his son Brice's tennis moves. Brice is poised to take the division championships this weekend. Good luck, don't let the Russians intimidate you.

We also had the pleasure of meeting his other son Griffen and his wife Susan.

They took us to their house in the Morningside area of Atlanta. It's a beautiful house in this gorgeous area of the city. It was cool to hang out with a nice southern family in the comfort of their home. Bob taught us about the different types of southern drawls too. Down south it's slower and deeper, while up north it's faster, with more of a twang. Hopefully we get to sample both in the next few days. Then Bob got us pizza. Bob couldn't be better.

The plan for tomorrow is Alabama, then onto Tallahassee. Hopefully we can do them both in one shot. Anyone want to go for a ride?


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MSNBC Round 2

We got a brief spot on MSNBC today live from Bob's Camry. Here is the clip. Speakers up!