Georgia On My Mind...
Our first stop, Atlanta Georgia. We chose to stay at the Stone Mountain Campground to be centrally located and we knew we wanted to visit this unique attraction anyway. The campground surprised me in that it was more like staying in a National Park with a beautiful lake and a site nestled among the trees, vs a "commercial" RV park. Nice.
We went into the city the first day and went to the oldest cemetery in Georgia, the Historic Oakland Cemetery. This Victorian cemetery not only has the famous author Margaret Mitchell of "Gone With The Wind fame and others, there were Georgia politicians - past and present, but most impressively, I believe, are the 6900 Confederate soldiers. They also have a Union soldier section and a slave and Jewish section (keeping with the true Southern style of "proper placement"). The grounds were beautiful, covered with old oak trees, along with just about every kind of flower & bush that grows here...all arranged with love.
Afterwards we wanted to check out downtown Atlanta as well as what they call Five Points and the Atlanta Underground districts. That didn't turn out to be such a great choice and it was actually a homeless person who "guided" us out of a "not so nice area" and told us to "be careful". We managed to stumble into a tourist information center where we were guided to the best Southern cooking in Atlanta, at Mary Mac's Tea Room. It was a great ending to the day and my first taste of Georgia peach cobbler! Um mm!
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...kicking back in Georgia, Marie