Tuesday, June 16, 2009

6/17 Outdoor Wednesday #23

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I went outside to take some pictures today but it was 92 degrees (and felt like 99 degrees. Sorry, too hot for me!)

Instead, I am going to share a Georgia landmark… Stone Mountain…  Stone Mountain is a granite mountain in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Its highest elevation is 1,686 feet. The granite extends underground 9 miles at its longest point into Gwinnett County.

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Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved on the north face of the mountain. They are the following: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.

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There are many things to do at the park. You can ride the train around the base of the mountain…..

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and visit the Old Grist Mill….

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and ride the sky ride…..

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and visit the Antebellum Plantation….

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and ride on the Riverboat…

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There is a lot to do and see! For more information visit Stone Mountain.

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  1. Susan, I have been there. It is a fabulous place to visit. So much to do. I did some work for Emory University and went there in the evening after I was finished working. Didn't have a lot of time to spend but it was a wonderful summer evening and I visited the plantation and did A LOT of walking. Wonderful place. Thank for bringing back good memories.

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  2. I have so many fond memories of Stone Mountain.. I haven't been in years though. Ashley went a few months back when they had it transformed into Snow Mountain... She had a blast.

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  3. Yikes 92 degrees...ugh! I don't blame you for turning around and heading back indoors!! This looks like a great place to visit! I think I've said it before but I need to get to the South...I've never been south of D.C. or East of Dallas...

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  4. This looks an awesome place!

    Good to see Mr Linky is working this week, so you don't have to add all the links manually this time :)

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  5. Hi Susan,
    We have visited Stone Mountain with our grandchildren and enjoyed it so much. I hope to go back someday soon. Thank you for sharing these beautiful Pictures.
    Sue

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  6. I have been to Stone Mt., but it has been many years ago. I'm sure a lot has changed snce. Thanks so much for sharing your photos.
    Glenda

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  7. Hi Susan, It sounds really hot where you are, we are expecting warmer weather here in CA but with no humidity I can just about handle it lol. Stone Mountain looks incredible 9 miles underground that's impressive, looks like a fun place to visit, happy Outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

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  8. I've never been to Stone Mountain but hopefully, if I ever get close I will make sure that I do -- you do well as a Tour Director!

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  9. Susan, I have been to Stone Mountain and enjoyed it so much. I would love to return this Fall.

    Yes, it is tooooo hot here also. Yikes!!

    Barb

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  10. I hope someday I'll have a chance to visit Stone Mountain, it looks like lots of fun. Maybe my main goal should be to make it to Georgia in the first place...lol
    Have a wonderful Wednesday,
    Tam

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  11. Hi Susan,

    Stone Mountain is just amazing isn't it? I love it there. The laser show was always my favorite part there becuase you could relax after a hot day and have a nice picnic dinner and watch the show. Love it there.

    Boy, I'll bet you are happy to see Mr. Linky here this week!!

    Jennifer

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  12. Hey Susan...this is too funny. You wrote about Stone Mountain GA and I wrote about Stone Mountain NC. Yours is way more fancy. I would love to visit it one day.

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  13. The park looks like it was a fun trip. I have never been to Georgia, but if I can ever get the Husband to leave the house for a vacation, I would love to visit. Looks beautiful!

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  14. Wow, Georgia is so full of attractions! I can't imagine where I'd go first if I'm there! I guess that's normal everywhere you go, but I love the Stone Mountain. Huge!

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  15. Hi Susan,
    Stone Mountain looks amazing, I really must visit America one day. I am so happy to be back with you today, I have missed blogging soooo much. I still have another week of The Wizard of Oz then I'm free.
    Have a fabulous week and come and visit me and my winter garden images.
    xxx Coty

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  16. Beautiful post, Susan!!

    Thanks so much for the Daydreamer Award. I truly appreciate it!

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  17. I loved the pictures of Stone Mountain. I have fond memories of going there with my famiy.
    For some reason, I can't get Mr. Linky to work.
    http://designsbygollum.blogspot.com/2009/06/outdoor-wednesday-barefoot-on-lawn.html

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  18. Hi Susan,
    Looks like an amazing place one I hope to visit sometime. So it's pretty hot? Try to stay cool, I want to go down south this summer but I better not tell my hubby it's that hot cause he hates the heat. Hugs and thanks again for the award, your a sweetie! Cindy

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  19. I went to Stone Mountain years ago. Fun to go again with you. Great photos. I am linked.

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  20. Hi Susan! Thank you for hosting Outdooor Wednesday. I really enjoy seeing everyone else's pictures. You posted some beautiful pictures!
    Omgosh, it was very hot here. The high was 103!
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
    Sandra

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  21. I love Stone Mountain. It has been years since we have been there. So much fun! 92 is too hot for me as well.

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  22. Susan-Thank you for your comment on my blog...you are number 1 this week and before I even got a chance to link up, I'm impressed. I feel like I'm getting a personal sight seeing tour of GA attractions...I think I'm going to have to make a trip down, I do have cousins and an aunt and uncle in the Atlanta area. Happy OW.

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  23. Susan, I always look forward to Outdoor Wednesdays on your blog. Your pictures of Stone Mountain remind me of a trip we took there when our boys were young---how fun!! Thanks as always.

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  24. Hi Susan...Of course I've been there...but not in a while! They used to have an area where they boiled corn in the shucks and peanuts outdoors. You could sit at a picnic table and eat until you couldn't move! I miss that part!! lol Have a great week...Debbie

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  25. What a neat little tour you've taken us on! I remember my parents talking about Stone Mountain. So impressive! Thanks for being a great hostess.

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  26. Susan--I have not been to Stone Mountain since I was a child and had forgotten about the Confederate carvings! Thanks for the tour and bringing back old family vacation memories! p.s.-I am happy to be joining you for the first time--thanks for hosting!

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  27. well, Stone Mountain looks like a really interesting place!

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  28. Hi Susan! how are you!!?? just beautiful “Outdoor Wednesday” post!
    I hope you in my blog!

    Marina

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  29. Hi Susan! I love Stone Mountain! I have been there for the Daisy Festival and it was super great! A lovely place to share on Outdoor Wednesday! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  30. Isn't that where they have the Scottish clan gatherings? I have always wanted to go there!

    m ^..^

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  31. Hi Susan !
    Love your pictures ! Makes me want to visit your beautiful state ! I am really enjoying your Outdoor Wednesday ! Thanks a bunch !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

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  32. What a nice historial place Stone Mountain is! I would love to visit it someday, Susan. BTW, is it possible to delete #40 on your Mr. Linky list? I messed up and entered your blog address instead....Christine

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  33. What an amazing place, Susan!! Love everything except the sky ride! ;-)

    Your temps are unbelievable!! Is this normal for June? We sometimes have days like this in Chicago in July or August. Right now it is rainy and cold.

    Happy OW!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  34. That's an impressive mountain! And the sky ride..., just like in Switzerland (where I grew up). Stay cool, Susan!

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  35. I don't know nuthin'bout no Stone Mountain! This Northern gal should go there sometime, it looks wonderful. I have been THROUGH Georgia on the way to Fla.
    Have you ever been to Long Island, Susan?

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  36. Wow. 92 degrees, hard to imagine. We seem to miss out on summer up here in the North East, well it's not summer yet officially. What a mountain that is. Thanks Susan for the tour and for hosting OW.

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  37. I am thrilled to be taking part in my first Outdoor Wednesday. Thank you. Your photos of Stone Mountain are beautiful. It's been 20 years since I last visited Stone Mountain. I think it may be time to go back. Rhonda

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  38. oh, the park...Stone Mtn. is where I met my husband...on the Robert E. Lee Riverboat...we danced to a dj's music during a girlfriend's birthday party while the boat paddled around the lake! great pictures :)

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  39. Thanks for that cool post Susan! And again for hosting this weeks Outdoor Wednesday!
    I wasn't able to figure out the Twitter "link to my blog" thing... I feel like a Twitteridiot!
    But thanks for trying to help me!
    You are terrific and Twitteriffic!

    ~Really Rainey~

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  40. There are soooo many beautiful places to see! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Susan,
    Stone Mountain is beautiful place to go for a vacation...Have to check it out....Beautiful photos...Been through Alanta three time in my life...going to North Carolina. And I have several relatives that live in GA. Need to visit them...Thanks for shaing...Happy Outdoor wednesday Katherinellen

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  42. That seem to be a very nice place, one day I will take my kids and travel around USA, may end up here, MB

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  43. Susan, your photos are wonderful. I've never been to Stone Mountain so I especially appreciated that picture. Thank you for making this event possible. Your time and effort are appreciated.

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  44. Wow! That mountain is impressive! Neat place, thanks for sharing :)

    All the best,
    Allison

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  45. I'd love to visit Georgia & Stone Mountain someday. And I'm sure with your 92 degree weather that it is also humid. I can't handle humidity. That is why I live in southern California. It does get a little humid, but nothing like the eastern half of the country. It's been unseasonably cool here for the past 3 weeks. Only in the low 70's. It's been nice, except that we haven't seen the sun much. Today it got up in the 80's. So looks like hot sunny California weather is on the way. Thanks for visiting my post & leaving me a comment. And thanks for hosting this fun event.

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  46. I'll have to add this to my "places to see" list. Looks like a wonderful experience.

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  47. Susan, We beat you in Texas, it was 99.8 and the heat index was 108.....with a hot wind blowing. Unbearable. Love the pictures of Stone Moutain, was there a long time ago, nice to see it again.

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  48. My son visited there for a class trip in 5th grade! We lived in FL at the time. I have never been so it was wonderful to see these pictures.

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  49. Beautiful pictures. And I would love to be on the riverboat right about now - it's in the 90's here too, and has been for a couple of weeks. Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you! Kathy

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  50. I would love it all but the cable car. Those things scare the daylights out of me!

    We were in the town of Stone Mountain but not at the park. We were in Atlanta for a Company Convention and Warren had to meet with someone in Stone Mountain. So close...too bad we didn't stop by.

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  51. Does no one sleep, Ha Ha! I couldn't believe how many people were here before me--OK I know there's a time difference and some people are actually up when I'm asleep in some countries. Anyway, Susan, I love these pictures. I was there many years ago and absolutely loved everything about the plantation, the mountain, I think it's just amazing.

    Thanks for sharing. Happy Wednesday!

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  52. Dear Susan,
    Thank you for taking me to Stone Mountain. It looks like an awesome place to go.
    I am glad Mr. Linky was working today and you did not have to put us in one at a time.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday. You're a true Southern Hostess.
    hugs
    debbie

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  53. Wow, I must have gone to bed JUST before you posted last night - so many people have checked in already! I think I would really enjoy that sky ride through the trees - oh, to be surrounded by such beautiful greenery :)

    Tink *~*~*
    Serenity at EPCOT’s Japan

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  54. Hi, Susan ...

    I enjoyed your post about Stone Mountain, and would love to see it "in person" someday.

    Thank you for taking the time to host our "Outdoor Wednesdays." I hope yours brings some cool breezes your way.

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  55. Hi Susan,
    I really enjoyed your post. Stone Mountain looks like a wonderful place. Everything looks like fun, but that Plantation, beautiful:)
    Thanks for hosting and sharing!
    Crystal

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  56. Hello Susan,
    I haven't been here.
    Thanks for the nice tour. Great shots.

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  57. This looks like a very fun place to visit. I would like to take a ride on the riverboat and see the plantation. . .Actually I would love to visit Georgia sometime!! Thanks Susan

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  58. Good morning Susan,
    Your photos of Stone Mountain are breath-taking! I love the ones of the train and the plantation! Thank you so much for sharing your award with me. I will post about it in a day or so. Have a wonderful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  59. Wow Stone Mountain brings back childhood memories.My Dad lived in Georgia.I want to go this summer..I have a half..stepbrother I hardly know!
    Beautiful blog..!
    Thank You Denise
    Hull,Massachusetts
    PS Forgot to mention an elderly shabby artisan,one of the first is having an estate sale her roses are heavenly.I took pics for her and posted on my blog with her contact information.

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  60. Good Morning Susan! Stone Mountain sounds like a fun place to visit. I bet that Jacob and my Dad would really enjoy it. How long is the train ride? ~ Robyn

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  61. Wish I could visit one day. A granite mountain I've not heard of. I guess that's why we visit blogs. Susan, your post was real informative for me ...Irene

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  62. Hi, Susan,
    This looks like a wonderful place to visit! Wish I was closer...it's just beautiful! Have a wonderful day! Karen

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  63. Thank you for sharing. It has been many many years since I've been to Stone Mountain. You're right, it is getting very hot out there. Thank God for AC.
    Mama Bear

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  64. Hi Susan!
    I can't take that heat either...but today it's only supposed to be 72 here. Love it!
    Thanks for sharing about Stone Mountain, have never been there, but looks like a great place to visit!

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  65. I lived in the city of Stone Mountain while attending college and could be inside the park from my apartment in a matter of minutes. What a fun flashback for me! The fireworks shows at night were always great.

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  66. Thank you for hosting another lovely Outdoor Wednesday. I love these landmarks. Many of them I have never seen before. I hope you have a lovely day and a cool one too.

    Karen

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  67. Hello Susan,

    Those are great pictures. I have never seen anything like that before. Thank you for sharing.

    Kristine

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  68. It is just so hot here too Susan. If I don't get out into the garden before 10 am, forget it. I have heard of Stone Mountain and have been through Georgia so many times, but have not had the pleasure of visiting it. Savannah is our long weekend getaway, but I would love to visit Stone Mountain and I am enjoying looking at the links.

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  69. I loved all your pictures. It would be a wonderful place to visit.

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  70. Looks like a fun place to visit. I wish it wasn't so far away. Anyway, I enjoyed the pictures.
    Happy O.W.
    Charlotte

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  71. Wow, that is so interesting! I didn't know there were any other carved mountains besides Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse one. Thank you for the little trip.

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  72. Being Georgia-born, I have many fond memories of Stone Mountain. Joyce, over at Flour Power posted photos of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. Outdoor Wednesday has turned out to be like a trip home for me this week! Thanks for sharing!

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  73. oh I just want to travel now...

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  74. My first time here - this is a charming weekly event - thank you!

    Your pictures of Georgia are very interesting. I've never been there, but my husband was there for a while in the service - he loved it (it was ever so much nicer than Viet Nam...)

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  75. WOW! Now I'm going to have to go back to Georgia to visit that! How did I miss something that big!!!!???

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  76. I would love to visit this place someday! We have so many southern states that we would love to come down and cycle in one of these years and Georgia is definitely on the list.

    Beautiful post and thank you for showing it as well as huge thanks for hosting this event!

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  77. Susan, it looks like a wonderful place. You always make your home state look so inviting! laurie

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  78. Thank you for hosting once again! I am so glad I got to join in this week!

    blessings
    mary

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  79. Happy OW. That looks like an awesome place to visit. I am so glad Mr. Linky is back up for you this week. Thanks for hosting!!

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  80. Thank you for inviting me to join your party. I stopped by last night and forgot to leave you a comment.

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  81. Do you realize that it's hotter where you are than where I am? That's right! The SE breeze makes a big difference,

    We've been to Stone Mountain. Fabulous!

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  82. What a fabulous place to visit. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures Susan! ☺ Diane

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  83. The carving detail is amazing! And so are the river boats.
    Brenda

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  84. Your cyber tour of Stone Mountain was simply wonderful. I haven't been there. There are so many places to see and many things to do just in the United States. It just is amazing. Great job on your photographs!
    Joyce M

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  85. Susan, Thank you for your wonderful comment on my post. I miss the south sometimes, esp. when it should be going into summer and it feels like a cold, wet, spring still. I like all your photos but one,the sky ride, only because I am afraid of heights! Which is too bad for me because the view looks beautiful!

    And I don't know if it is just my computer but I don't get the list of participates :-( So I haven't been able to visit anyone today.

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  86. How fun to stop in and see Stone Mt. featured and the old Grist Mill, YEAH!!! We were there a few years back when our kids lived there just starting out in their married life! It was a great day, I'd love to go again sometime. That whole area is so rich in history and it offers such an array of things to do and see. Sorry your weather is so hot, Yikes! We are lucky to hit the 90's maybe once or twice during the summer. That's okay though, summers are awsome here in upper Mich. Decided to "follow" your blog after snooping around here for a while, Stop in for a visit, xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings.blogspot.com.....

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  87. Thanks Susan, you are the best!! Hope it worked!

    Happy day, Lilly

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  88. I totally forgot to link today. Oh well, better late then never. I had to smile when I saw the Stone Mtn. post. We go so often and always have fun.
    Joyce

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  89. It looks like a great place to visit. I love the riverboat picture.Thank you for hosting this event.
    Carolyn

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  90. I haven't been to Stone Mt. in a long time! Thanks for sharing all those Great Georgian sites. :D Jewel

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  91. Susan,

    I enjoyed visiting Stone Mountain with you and learning more history about our great country.
    It looks like a lovely place to visit as do all the places you take us.
    I truly appreciate the time and effort you put forth to host this event each week. I am glad Mr linky worked this week!

    Thanks again, Beth~♥

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  92. Susan,
    I took my boys to Stone Mountain about 10 years ago and haven't been back for a visit since moving to Georgia. I think I need a field trip!

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  93. Yeah! Mr. Linky is working today!

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  94. One of the spots on my bucket list yet to be completed.

    That shot from the gondola makes me shiver!!

    Sorry Im kinda late. Thanks as usual :)

    TTFN~~Claudia

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  95. Hi Susan

    thank you for hosting this great event and this is a great virtual tours.. interesting & full of info.. how I wish I could visit all the places recommended here..

    thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures & happy OW. Have a great day too!

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  96. I remember my sister talking about this place when she lived in Georgia. Thank you for putting my link up. I had to go to a funeral and so I could scheduale my post but not my link. You are so nice to do that for me. I had many nice comments waiting for me when I got home last night.

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  97. Wonderful pictures. I have heard of Stone Mountain but never been. Looks like a great place to visit.

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  98. Of course, I've heard of Stone Mountain, but I didn't know it was actually just a large mass of granite with no trees, etc. Is this where they make the Stone Mountain purses. I have one that has lasted for years.

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  99. I had not heard of it. Thank you for taking me there ;)

    Sharon

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