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Mar 6, 2010 - Stone Mountain, Georgia

Stone Mountain, Georgia February 26, 27 and 28th. Over the weekend we made a weekend trip to Stone Mountain, Georgia. This was our first trip to Stone Mountain but for the last three years we have gone to Helen, Georgia for Thanksgiving. Both places are fun to visit, but for different reasons. Stone Mountain is very outdoors. The RV park has almost 500 spaces and on or near the Lake on most of them. It was extremely beautiful, but very cold in late February being near the water. There is more to do at Stone Mountain Park than is possible in...

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Feb 28, 2010 - Stone Mountain, GA

We stopped at Camping World on the way for lunch and shopping. We bought step covers and a replacement antenna crank, which we had to return after lunch. It was an interesting drive through downtown Atlanta – glad it was on a Sunday. Campgrounds were pretty empty – off season and cold predicted. We were in site 321, full hookups - $40. It was kinda pricey for off-season but the view was awesome – on a slight ridge overlooking the water. We could walk down to the water and feed the ducks. Mon, Mar 1 – Keith off to the conference for the...

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Winter/Spring - 2010

Dec 13, 2009 - Down Day

It's really been a great day. Bev and I just lounged around and took care of a few things that needed to be done. The weather was bad most of the day,so it was nice to relax. Tomorrow we will head south to a GA.state park. Hope the traffic around Atlanta isn't to bad.These big towns can be more challenging than the mountains.

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Dec 11, 2009 - Hwy 11 Day 2

Got up this morning and packed up part of the bus. Went for a ride around Table Rock Mountain,and then went for a hike.Took the trail up towards Table Rock and what a site. It followed the creek and had many water falls and bridges.What a beautiful place for many trails.Back to bus,loaded up and back on hwy 11 to Ga. Pulled into Stone Mountain Campground. Will be here for Three days. The park here has a lot of Christmas entertainment and musical revues. strayed through the park till about 9:30 and will return tomorrow for more fun.

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Oct 12, 2009 - Myrtle beach to Stone Mountain

Well the golf is over and now we are on the road again. We left Myrtle Beach on Saturday the 10th and traveled 355 miles to Stone Mountain, GA. Good trip no problems gas prices running $2.23 in SC. $2.19 in GA. We arrived at Stone Mountain Park using the Gamin took us right through the town of Stone Mountain, big rigs should not go this way. The park has a $10.00 entrance fee and $21.00 to camp, the place was swarming with kids but our site was at the end of the loop so very quite. We toured the park and went to the Lazar Light show (Very...

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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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