November 2 to 11, 2009 - Stone Mountain and Unadilla, GA

November 2nd we drove into Georgia and after 171 miles we were camped at the Stone Mountain Park Campground in Stone Mountain, GA.  It was now off-season so they put us in one of the nice sites and the fall colors were great.

Unfortunately we were under walnut and hickory trees which were dropping their nuts on the roof.

We took advantage of being in the Atlanta metro area and visited stores we had missed like Trader Joe's and Fry's Electronics. 

November 3rd we roamed around in Stone Mountain Park itself.  This is off-season so many things are shut down, including the laser show. 

The lawn is closed for restoration.

But we can still see the sculpture on the side of Stone Mountain.

The Heroes of the Confederacy.

This is a highly enhanced version of the photo above.

A closer view.

November 4th we drove into Atlanta and visited the Georgia Aquarium. 

Georgia Aquarium photos and videos, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

November 5th we again drove into Atlanta and visited the Zoo.  We had obtained combination tickets for the Zoo and Aquarium from the Zoo website.

Zoo Atlanta photos and video, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Diane had a cold and Bill came down with it so we were not that active.  While in the Atlanta area we found a Johnny Carinos and Red Robin to eat at.  We also found a nice Thai/Malaysian place called Claypot Diner in Norcross.

November 9th we headed south and after 137 miles we camped at Southern Trails RV Resort in Unadilla, GA.

This time we were under pecan trees and campers were collecting and shelling the pecans.

The weather was lousy while we visited.  One day we drove down to Americus and had lunch at Zaxby's hoping the weather would get better to visit nearby Andersonville, but the rain got worse so we did not visit.  We will have to come back again.

We are off to Florida for the winter.

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