At the turn of the millennium when I joined the South Georgia Rails to Trails I was active in the Local Audubon Society where I went on field trips and also was in charge of the Albany Audubon Newsletter: however, my favorite activity was to grab my binoculars at the end of a long day at the Miller Brewery and to go jogging in the woods behind Albany State West. I needed more than just a quiet type of bird watching to blow off some steam.
I am now retired after 34 years at MillerCoors where I worked mostly as a chemist and microbiologist. Now that I am retired my favorite activity is walking.
I have always loved outdoors. I love camping, birding, biking, swimming and I particularly like walking. My great grandparents were from Lee County and my Dad and I were born in Albany GA. While raising my two boys in Albany, I would have loved having a nice long relatively safe bike path like I hope to see someday in Albany. Only a small percent of our youth will ever make 1st string in a sport in High School and even a smaller percentage will make it to playing in college, but almost all of them can work up to the 26-mile path that the Sasser to Albany trail can provide. I had to go to Florida to find such a path years ago. Perhaps my grandchildren will be able to ride here with me someday and I can show them that you do not need mountains nor the beach to have beauty. When you take your time outside in South Georgia you will see that beauty everywhere in the diversity of plants and animals.