Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Stone Mountain and Unadilla, GA
Last night we said goodbye to our grandson and family. We had a great time and can only wonder how much Aleister will change before we see him again.
Before we departed we made a visit to Stone Mountain, GA, which is one of the largest granite formations in the world. It also has a very impressive monument to three Confederate heroes, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis. This sculpture was started by the same person who was in charge of the Mount Rushmore site. This site of over 3000 acres has been turned into a kind of historical, nature, amusement theme park gathering place. We went for the 25th anniversary laser show, which was very impressive. It was our first real laser show and we will look for others in the future. Aleister seemed to really enjoy these activities including a train ride around the park and the fireworks display. He did alright with the vendors, as well.
We prepared ourselves for departure and also reflected on how much we enjoyed our campground, The Harvest Moon. It had a friendly staff, all amenities including Wi-Fi, cable TV, full hook-ups, free laundry, level pull thru sites and free popcorn anytime the mood hit. What more can you ask.
So this morning we headed south and landed at a membership campground in Unadilla, GA. We found this town to be rather small and apparently has seen better times. Peanuts seem to be the big crop and source of employment for the town. We stumbled upon a small BBQ place while looking for a few groceries and in the spirit of seeking good road food, gave it a try. It was very good and we can recommend it to any BBQ fan.
Tomorrow the plan is to cross the border into Florida and make a stop at the Suwanee River Music Park for a few days.