Tuesday, October 25, 2005


Along with our visit to Aiken, we also went to nearby Augusta, GA, home of the Masters Golf Tournament. (Tiger Woods, fellow Stanford alum, won the Masters in April with a dramatic chip-in on the 16th hole and a clutch birdie on the first playoff hole to edge Chris DiMarco for the championship.) As with many old cities, Augusta has been working on revitalizing their downtown area. We enjoyed taking a stroll along Augusta Riverwalk, and checking out the local shops and restaurants. The suburb of North Augusta, SC, is located across the Savannah River. We drove a ways out into the more rural area to have lunch at Mount Vintage Plantation.