Cartersville, Georgia (Cartersville KOA)
Mar 29, 2013
|March 29 - April 12/13
Again, we got up early to head north on I-65 to Atlanta then north again on I-75 to the KOA in Cartersville, Georgia. It was another great day for the drive. We ran into traffic through Atlanta and it added time onto the trip. We already lost an hour on the time zone change.
Most of our time in Atlanta was spent looking at campgrounds to set up the trailer for next season. We visited about 15 in and around Atlanta. I think we found 2 that will work. We combined looking at campgrounds and caching in the different areas. There is a lot of traffic all around Atlanta.
Mike and I wanted to see Stone Mountain after we found out that it was the largest exposed piece of granite in the world and after climbing Enchanted Rock, we wanted to climb this one too. There were a lot of old caches in and around the mountain. We could have taken the easy way up with a ride on a sky ride, but we didn’t. Mike and I climbed the 825 ft up.
April 10, we headed up to Chattanooga, Tennessee to cache and get some supplies. I packed a lunch that we enjoyed at the Maple View Recreation Area watching guys fishing in the lake. It was quiet and the birds were very vocal. We went by the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel, which is a historical site.
A week earlier we tried to see 'The Croods' but the kids were out for spring break so we decide to wait to see it today. It was good and a nice theatre. Mike and I tried a new restaurant called Moe’s Southwest Grill in Cartersville, very good with fresh ingredients.
April 12, Mike and I took a tour of CNN. We were shown how the news is found, all backstage activities, production and final display of the news. The tour started with the longest freestanding escalator in the US. We were not impressed with the tour because we were suppose to see the main studio of CNN but it was closed due to them changing it for something new and they didn’t want us to see it. For the cost, it was not worth the charge for the tour.
Zaxbys!!! Mike finally got a feed of Teriyaki Chicken boneless wings. The best Teriyaki chicken wings anywhere.
KOA on daily $38.00 per night, $430/30days E-50a/W/S, gravel with picnic table, free wi-fi (really good), hard satellite set-up because of the trees, somewhat quiet, amenities at least 10 minutes.