Paul & Jan's Fulltime Adventure travel blog

Carving on the Face of Stone Mountain

On Top of the Big Rock

Jan With a View of the Hazy Atlanta Skyline

One Coming Up and One Going Down

Getting Ready to Head Back Down

The Plantation Inn from the Top of the Rock!

As we headed into Georgia we passed through Rome, where we found the highest gas prices of the whole trip....$3.03/gal. We didn't buy gas there! Just east of Atlanta, you will come face to face with one of the world's most magnificant natural wonders, Stone Mountain. Rising 825 feet into the southern sky, this ancient landmark is the largest exposed piece of granite on earth. Prominently featured on the mountains' north face is the Memorial Carving, depicting three central figures in Confederate history: President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Work on the carving began in 1917 and took 55 years to complete.

While in Stone Mountain Park, we boarded the Scenic Railroad for a 5 mile excursion around the base of the mountain, took a leisurely ride on the Paddle-Wheel Riverboat and soared up the mountain on the cable-car Skyride for breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline and the surrounding countryside. All-in-all it was quite fascinating! After a long day and lots of walking, we were all ready for dinner and another relaxing nite at the local Days Inn. See where we end up tomorrow........

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