Monday, March 30, 2015

Radium Springs Gardens

Sister & boyfriend love.
A week ago Saturday, David & I drove down to Albany, Georgia to meet my sister Crissy. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida a month ago & Albany is directly in the middle between us & her. I looked up different attractions in the area since I am not familiar & came across Radium Springs Gardens.

It was right up my alley.

I have been really wanting to explore more areas of Georgia since I have moved down here. This state is truly beautiful and full of rich history & beautiful scenery. There are seven natural wonders (including Radium Sp
rings) in Georgia & I hope that by this time next year I'll have seen them all.

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So let me give you a little background on the springs. It is the largest natural spring in the state & it pumps 70,000 gallons of water per minute into the Flint River from an underground cave. The water also is at constant 68 degrees (Fahrenheit) year round. The site of the gardens is where a casino used to stand but now it's just ruins (which we didn't really realize we were actually looking at the ruins because the ruins have been turned into a sort of entrance/gate to the gardens, so). The water has traces of radium in it - which I don't really know what that means - but I think it has to do with the constant temp of the water. But the biggest lure (at least for me) is how completely clear and bright blue the water is, especially at the mouth of the cave.

The drive was about three hours there from Atlanta & it may have been a little too far for the hour or so we spent there. But, it was beautiful & I was so happy to see my sister.

 Unrelated, this was on an abandoned store wall.


photos: my own

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