Meeting People

I’m down in Harris County for two days, scouting out places and people for the 2016 edition of the Woodall Weekend Workshop. This is the furthest we have ever wandered from Athens, so the logistics get more complicated.

Usually the students will scout for stories in the weeks leading up to the event. This time around, our eleventh, I will need to source stories for them – Harris County is about several hours away from Athens. Above is Mr. Fleet Estess, a 12th generation county resident. He was a joy to talk with and gave me a lot of great ideas (and piqued my interest in the Pine Mountain Valley Project, launched by President Franklin Roosevelt in the 1940s). More scenes below.

Those last two images are from Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park, the latter is where the president liked to have picnics. So much so that he had a stone grill built, visible off to the right there.


  1. Thanks, Pego … but wait until you see what my kids will do in February – they’re way better at this than I am.

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