Summer 2017 - Great Lakes travel blog

The Fox

The Lobby

Largest Pipe Organ

Preparation for Fatal Show

Huge Ballroom

Egyptian Decor

We had a good time spending these few days with Scott. He is living in a thirteenth-floor condo rental on Peachtree Street NE in downtown Atlanta. We journeyed there twice and Scott came out to the campground on the third day.

Yesterday, the three of us took a tour of the Fox Theater. The enormous building had been originally built by the Shriners, who ran into financial problems during the 1928 construction and were bailed out by the owner of Twentieth Century Fox. Fox was involved for only a few years before going bankrupt and selling the building.

The building has survived a couple potential demolitions and has thrived lately with occupation of both its very large theater and the adjoining huge ballroom. The architecture is Middle Eastern with some emphasis on Egyptian art. The tour was fun and interesting.

We enjoyed our time with Scott, but it’s time to move northward. Today we drove about 250 miles, mostly on I-85, and have landed at Carowinds Wilderness Campground. This is a nice campground that we have visited before. The weather has turned wet, but that’s OK because our purpose here is to see Sue’s niece, Patty.

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