A Cowboy’s Anchor Points


A fellow new to town needs anchor points to properly settle in. Kind of like a cowboy in the 1870s.

A fine stable for my horse (dual-turbo, Soul Red Mazda CX9) is close by. Macon’s Five Star Mazda refreshed Soul Red after her three hard days on the trail to Tampa, Columbia (SC) and Charlotte.

Provisions are well provided at the fine hard-goods store (Ace Hardware on Forsyth Road). My new electric grill for cooking steaks is on order.

Liquor for wind down comes from Pinebrook, a well-appointed and “clean” store also on Forsyth. “We’re one of only four American-owned package stores in Macon,” says owner Harold Atkinson. “Free ice for your parties. And I know wines.”

Soft Goods come from Jos. A. Bank at River Crossing Mall. The store is not quite as customer friendly as the Bank store in Wesley Chapel, outside Tampa. I have introduced myself four times to the Macon store manager. She has yet to greet me by name. The clothes are still fine.

Music for the soul is delivered by Jeff Smith at Sound & Video Solutions. The whole house Martin Logan and Bose sound system is extraordinary.

A place to hang my hat (ball cap in my case) is Carlyle Place, the beautiful and very lively seniors community near Wesleyan College.

This itinerant “cowboy’s” anchors in Macon are set quite nicely.


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