Charleston to Atlanta
Trip Start Jan 27, 2010
47Trip End Apr 28, 2010
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We just about walked till we dropped and then drove to our hotel about 10 miles from the historic district. The hotels in the Historic district were way overpriced, so sticking to our budget we stayed out of town a bit. Our hotel was pretty good.
We got up early this morning because we had accommodation in Atlanta and it was 240 mile drive. Our luck on the good weather ran out and it started to rain and then kept raining all day. We stopped in Athens, a small town but didn’t stay long, it was too wet to walk around. We planned to stop at Stone Mountain, 20 miles from Atlanta but decided to keep going and we are hoping to go back tomorrow when the weather is supposed to clear up. Stone Mountain is home to the world’s largest piece of exposed granite and carved on the face is Memorial carving, the sculpture depicts 3 confederate heroes. Its creator began work here in 1924 and later sculpted the American Presidents at Mount Rushmore. We would have like to visit Mount Rushmore but decided that it was too hard for us to get there especially in the time we’ve got here, there is other places we would rather see.
We got to Atlanta at 1 pm. We'd booked accommodation right in the center of the city. We later read that there’s 5 million people living in Atlanta and I was a bit apprehensive about driving right into the city
We walked through the Centennial Olympic Park and got saturated, and walked back to our hotel to dry out. Later the rain stopped and we went for a walk around the streets near our hotel. There is a lot of interesting buildings and we are hoping that the weather is better tomorrow is better so we can have a good look around. We are staying here in Atlanta for 2 nights and then driving to Alabama on Friday and staying in Montgomery on Saturday and the Mobile on Sunday.
Bye for now Dianne and Alan