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Cassie flew in from Palm Beach, but didn't get to Atlanta until late at night
We went to eat dinner in the city
Got lost trying to find our car - Scary!
Ended up getting Steak and Shake
Drove to Cloudland Canyon and went camping with Alicia and Matt
Beautiful mountains and views!
Hiked down the canyon to the waterfalls
Went swimming in the waterfalls
So cold but ...
First day of our trip and pinching ourselves. Will be traveling with our longtime friends Ben and Maureen Judkins for the next couple of months. Spent this afternoon exploring bicycle trails and hiking to see the two waterfalls in the park. Took Molly on the hike with us and she loved swimming in the waterfall pool. We would have loved to join her but were not allowed. Heading to Cave City, TN ...
... Atlanta is a 7/8 lane motorway, which has lanes joining and leaving from both sides. When you're Satnav says stay right, what it actually means is stay in the middle. At most junctions the left or right lane ends and starts again after the junction. Interesting journey through Atlanta and I got some toots along the way. I felt like saying, "can't you see I'm from Mississippi!!!"
Arrived at the the hotel about 4.30.... Phew and thank goodness that journey is over..
When I planned this trip, this particular journey gave me all sorts of problems in finding anything, Civil War, Trail of Tears museums etc open on a Monday. They all seemed to be open Tues to Sat. So decided to just investigate Alabama and go cross country to Atllanta.
Left Chattanooga and my Satnav informed me that I would arrive in Fort Payne, Alabama, about 17 minutes earlier than the current time showed. Obviously, went back and forward in time today. ...
... around and took some more pictures.
On my return trip back to the west rim and my campsite I some how got off the trail. This ended up being one of the sketchiest hikes I ever did. Somehow, I got off on what looked to be either a game trail or an old hiking trail that had fallen into disuse. At the beginning, it was clear enough to look like it actually went somewhere so I followed it until it abruptly ended at a pretty steep drop off the face of the canyon. Apparently, ...