Stone Mountain and Laser Show in Atlanta, Georgia

Stone Mountain - FlagsOn a trip to Atlanta to see some friends and visit the World of Coca-Cola and Centennial Olympic Park, we went to Stone Mountain. It was summer, June 2012, so there were quite a few activities going on, including a laser light show in the evening.  For those of you who have not heard of this place (I hadn’t before our trip), it is a major recreational area in Atlanta, with 3,200 acres of wooded parkland and lakes. In the center of this massive park is a  monument to the Confederacy.  There is a carving on the huge monument which depicts three Confederate figures during the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis. carved out by Gutzon Borglum, the same person who carved Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.  Thought that was pretty interesting. Continue reading “Stone Mountain and Laser Show in Atlanta, Georgia”

Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery – The Yellowhammer State

Alabama State Capitol-FrontIn May of 2011, we found ourselves in Florida to see the St. Augustine Lighthouse, the Florida State Capitol, The Budweiser Brewery, and a few other attractions. While there we took a couple of extra days and went up to Montgomery Alabama. We met up with some friends that live in Tennessee (read my post about our visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery), and toured the Alabama State Capitol Building. Continue reading “Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery – The Yellowhammer State”