Sunday, February 03, 2008
Stone Mountain, GA
Yesterday we went to Stone Mountain. On the way there we passed a bakery outlet and just had to stop. We picked up some wheat bread, cinnamon bread, cookies, cornbread mixes and seedless blackberry jelly.
Stone Mountain is well-known not only for its geology, but also for the enormous carving on its north face. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. It was recommended by someone in the area to take the train around the mountain. We were really looking forward to taking the train. When we got there we saw there was also a aerial tram going up to the top where there was also a gift shop. We went to the windows where it said Tickets and there was a sign saying it cost $14. I went to the window and asked the lady what the $14 covered. She said it covered the 3 attractions that were open in the winter. The museum, the plantation and the duck ride. WHAT??!! The tram and the train are closed??!! How can they justify charging $8 just to get into the park when everything is closed? Oh well, we drove the road that goes completely around the mountain to the campground that was there. Nice place but the sites were small and very close together. The rates ranged from $23-50 a night.
After leaving the mountain (being from the West coast we call those hills) we passed a Target and had to stop for an oven thermometer and bigger colander than we have. We decided that our trip was a actually a shopping trip with a side trip to Stone Mountain. LOL
When we got off on our exit we decided to go the other way to see what the town of Newborn was. Just another small town in Georgia. We did stop at the only gas station in town because they were advertising fresh made pizza. Pizza sounded good for dinner so we picked one up. It was surprisingly very good. I'm really not a pizza snob though. As long as it has pepperoni on it I'll eat it. This was a thick crust with pepperoni and sausage.
Today we're just going to hang around the campground and watch the superbowl. Here's some more pictures of our empty neighborhood.
This is the real Hard Labor Creek.