The name Hahira (pronounced hay-Hi-ra) it's said was created by Berry Folsom, Hahira's first postmaster. The origin of the name remains a mystery. Folklore is that Mr. Folsom took the name from the Bible. In Exodus chapter 14 verse 2, it's recorded the children of Israel camped at Pi-Hahiroth between Migdol and the Red sea, opposite Baal Zephon. Verse 9 relates the Egyptians overtook them camping by the sea beside Pi-Hahiroth before Baal Zephon.
Others say there was an Indian named "Hira" who would stop near the railroad tracks near present day Hahira, to rest and watch the iron horse go by. When folks passed they would wave their hands and say, "Hey, Hira". We'll let you choose the version you like best.
We like the second version the best.
Here's our view from our site...and our spot...
We got some great Snow Geese photos in the pond and terrific clouds overhead.
Also, one of stops when we get here is the the Smokin' Pig in Valdosta. Great St. Louis ribs.
On the way up, we saw these strange vehicles on the road....couldn't resist taking a few photos. Not sure what they're going to do with them.
Tomorrow, we head north east to Savannah for four days. Taking a city trolley on-and-off bus tour, the Ships of the Sea Museum and the 8th Air Force Museum (my Dad was in the 8th in England during WWII...ought to be interesting for him to see our photos.
That's it ! I hope to be more consistent with the blog posts this trip.
Steve and Kim