I will have sections of my blog that I will title “Throwback Adventure”, and will plan on posting them every Thursday. These are journeys we have taken before I started the blog, but are well worth sharing. Many of these Throwback Adventures will include our Buster, who was known for his crazy tail, his happy howl, and his zest for life. We miss him dearly…he is forever in our hearts!
In July 2008 Shadow, a friend of ours, and I Adventured to Stone Mountain, Georgia where we visited Stone Mountain, located in Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain is known for the Confederate Memorial carving etched in the mountain side that includes generals Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and former President Jefferson Davis. This sculpture is considered the largest high relief sculpture in the world.
We had a historic Adventure to Stone Mountain on our road trip from Florida to Massachusetts. It was unbelievable seeing such a gigantic rock with a sculpture etched on the side. I actually debated posting this Throwback today as I could only locate this one photograph, however, maybe it was the only one that I had of this Adventure. Puppy Shadow appeared a bit camera shy, but he definitely enjoyed exploring the area.
It is difficult sometimes learning about history but yet it gives us a chance to talk about things and make our world a better place. Yet I still ponder, could this Memorial be replaced with a new Memorial celebrating our nations diversity?! Either way I am glad our country has come so far from this sad place in history.
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I just finished a book that mentions this monument. It said that the original intent was to have the whole base of the mountain consists of sculptures of Confederate soldiers. I guess it sounded better on paper than in actual practice.