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Jul 26, 2009 - day 42

today we left the rv's around 11 and went back to stone mountain park. we convinced the guys to go in the 4d movie. i think they enjoyed it. we also had lunch. we went back to the campground and went in the pool for a while. after the pool tony and i took a nap. when we got up, leo and i went fishing, but did not catch anything. tony made meatloaf for dinner then had campaign around the fire before going back to the park and watching the laser/firework show. what a difference a weekday makes for the park, many people had gone home on...

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Jul 25, 2009 - day 41

today we went to stone mountain. we went up the sky lift to the top. it was a beautiful sight. it is a huge park with lots of trails and lots of people. we also went on the railroad, the riverboat and bunny and i went and saw a 4d movie, which was really good. we are gonna talk the guys into seeing it tomorrow. we had lunch at the park. after riding the bikes back to the campground we rested for about an hour, then went out to dinner at the commons, the restaurant at the golf club, dinner was very good. tommorow we will see the laser and...

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Jul 24, 2009 - day 40

after shopping we hit the road around 11 am. we arrived stone mountain, ga around 1:30 pm. the ride was only 126 miles but there was alot of traffic. after dinner we took a ride on the bikes. wow what an experience that was. the drivers here have no mercy and we had to make some quick maneuvers on the interstate. we are very lucky to have survived. it was not without incident though, tony did take a fall on his motorcycle while traveling on gravel. he has scrapes on his arm and leg, but his is fine. i am writing this the following day, so i...

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May 16, 2009 - Stone Mountain

5/13-16 We've found this beautiful park in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The park is at the bottom of a mountain made of stone. On the wall of the mountain is The Memorial Carving. The Memorial Carving depicts three Confederate heroes of the Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Also around the mountain is a man made lake. I've never seen so many turtles!!The Park is also home to a custom-made carillon. It was built by the Coca-Cola Company for the New York World's...

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Apr 30, 2009 - Stone Mountain

Visited Stone Mountain today. It is located just east of Atlanta. This historic park sits on 3,200 acres. The mountain is 5 miles around at the bottom. The sculpture was the idea of Mrs C Helen Plane who was part of the United Daughter of the Confederacy. They commissioned Gutzon Borglum to do the carving which he started it but then abandoned the project in 1923 to go carve Mt Rushmore. Augustus Lukeman continued until 1928 in which it went dormant for the next 30 yrs. In 1964 Walker Hancock began to carve again and in 1972 Roy Faulkner...

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Apr 26, 2009 - Madison vs Sherman

A rare look into an historic past - Sunday, April 26 In 1864 General William T. Sherman burned the city of Atlanta and embarked on his famous (or infamous depending on your point of view) scorched earth ‘March to the Sea’. Standing in his path were the small town of Madison, Georgia and the larger city of Savannah. Sherman spared them both. Despite all the southern whining on the subject, Sherman liked the south and was their friend. He knew that wholesale destruction of their property would bring the reality of war home to the civilian...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Dec 6, 2008 - Stoned Thanksgiving

We spent the Thanksgiving Holiday in Stone Mountain, Georgia near Diane’s sister, Carol. Stone Mountain is located about 20 miles east of downtown Atlanta. It is a gigantic grey granite rock –reportedly the world’s largest – and it also has the largest relief carving on its shear north side. The carving is of three revered Confederate leaders - Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and General Stonewall Jackson. Marty and I were baffled as to why no one was offended that such homage was paid to three enemies of the...

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Nov 21, 2008 - Stone Mountain

A cold memorial cast in granite - Friday, November 21 We spent a nice morning with Sky and Diana, then gave their cat Oscar a last pat on the head, said a reluctant ’goodbye’ and got on the road. Our destination was Stone Mountain on the other side of Atlanta. The drive was short, and like most mountains this one was easy to find. Stone Mountain is just what the name implies - a small mountain of solid granite that rises abruptly from the Atlanta plain. I say ‘small’ because at 30mph you can drive around it in 20 minutes, but it’s the...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Jul 13, 2008 - Trip from Aiken, SC to Stone Mountain, GA

Traveling with Carol, Lou & Beau, We had a leisurely take-off from Aiken this morning. I must say that we toured the town -what a neat little place - nice large southern homes and it appears to be a big horse town. Many places to board horses and train them, even having tracks. We enjoyed our tour so much there. The town had so many large trees and pretty flowers decorating the streets. We traveled to Georgia and ran into quite a rainstorm again for miles and miles - very difficult to see while driving, but Lou did great! Believe it or not,...

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Girl on the Road

Jun 19, 2008 - Stone Mt, GA

Stone Mountain, GA just outside of Atlanta, didn’t look like it did 37 years ago! The carving on the Mt was the same but the population is tremendous. The area has turned into a mini Disneyworld. We enjoyed our stay and the local watermelon. Every evening a lazar show presentation is held on the lawn in front of the memorial. It is the 50th anniversary of the monument.

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May 26, 2008 - Stone Mountain, Georgia

On May 26, we pulled into Stone Mountain Family Campground, near Atlanta, Georgia. For those who may not know, Stone Mountain is one of the world's largest exposed granite stone. It towers 825 feet above the surrounding plateau. On the side are carved the figures of Stonewall Jackson, Robert E Lee, and Jefferson Davis. In 1923, the carving was begun by Robert Borglum, the sculptor of Mount Rushmore fame. After disputes between Borglum and the managing association, Borglum left after having only completed the head of Robert E Lee. The...

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May 15, 2008 - Stone Mountain GA

We left North Carolina for awhile and headed to Georgia in the Atlanta area. Half the drive was nice and half was in the rain. By the time we got to Stone Mountain, it was raining pretty hard. By the time we got to the site it had stopped some so it wasn’t too bad to unhook. Stone Mountain is a large area with a lake, biking and hiking trails and I guess it is an amusement park. The campground looks like a state park with lots of trees, a lake, and space between each site. It is very pretty. We were the only two in the loop for the night so...

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