Monday, September 21, 2015

9/19/15 - Acworth, GA

This morning we needed to get an early start to see the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park because we will have to move today since the campsites are fully reserved for the night.  When we arrived at the battlefield, it was a zoo.  The parking was full and people were having to park in the overflow lot.  Jim dropped me off to get some information and he found a spot to park while I was in the visitor center.  The ranger told us this park had twice as many visitors as Gettysburg Battlefield and was the most visited Civil War battlefield.  There is a lot of hiking here and on the weekends you can’t drive your own car up to the top of the mountain -- you have to take a shuttle bus.  We took the bus up and then walked back down to the visitor center where we then watched a movie about the battle.  We left after the movie because we had to be out of our site by 3 pm.  We briefly walked through the small museum but the displays were so dimly lit that it was difficult to read the descriptions.  This seems to be typical in museums nowadays.  It's not like they had the Declaration of Independence which needs protection from light. 

Jim stopped at the campground office to see if anyone had cancelled their reservation for tonight and found out the site we were already in was available.  I think the people who were working the office on Thursday when we checked in didn’t know what they were doing when they told us our site was only available for two nights.  Since we didn’t have to move Jim wanted to go back into Marietta to Red Hare Brewing.  After sharing a taster we left and drove by the Marietta National Cemetery.  This contains the graves of over 10,000 Union soldiers from the Civil War.  Then Jim bought our supper at Marietta Diner – a DDD place.  They gave us so much food we had to take half of it home.  It didn't help that we had an appetizer, bread, soup, and salad before the main course.  Tomorrow we will have leftovers for supper.  After dinner we drove to Woodstock to Reclamation Brewing and then back to camp.  There are only tent campers around us now and their campfires are choking so we watched TV inside the trailer with the air conditioner on.  Jim also wanted to watch the UT game against California.  Unfortunately Texas lost by one point because of a flubbed extra point.

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