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While listening to my most favorite song at the moment (Turtle, by Alana Davis), I've realized my trip has BEGUN!!!! It wasn't real until now. I'm sitting at my seat on my way to JFK airport, waiting for my dinner, and I don't really have much to say except that my excitement is finally here. No worrying, no doubting, just excitement. That's all for now. Sorry if you found this post boring, but sometimes you just gotta gloat. Love you ...
... we settled for a ride around town and then back to the hotel for a dip in the pool.
In the evening we went to visit
Linda one of my cousins who live out here in USA. I can't ...
... find anywhere that there was no shuttle. In fact, we discussed taking a vehicle but decided not to because we saw there were shuttles. This was a big disappointment because that meant we couldn't really get rooted into our campsite. Every time we wanted to go over to the festivities at the park, we had to unhook and drive the RV over there. That was a bummer.
When we did get over to the park, we had planned to ride ...
... was not anything like it is today. The carving was actually started in 1924 but did not get completed until 1970. It was interrupted by financial, political and artistic problems which included two world wars, the Depression and limited technology and so there was no work on it from 1924 to 1964 little if any work was done. So that means when we were there in 1963, the only part of the carving would have been Jefferson Davis' head. It's an interesting story but ...
... the picture).
We toasted to Oktoberfest (beginning here in September), and then took the scenic drive to the highest mountain in Georgia, Brasstown Bald (4,784'). That’s when the fog rolled in. If you’ve ever been on Afton Mountain in the fog, you know what I mean. Looking down from all the overlooks, you could only see clouds. Sarah, if you move to Georgia, you will need to get yourself a pick-up truck, the favorite of the ...