Wednesday, November 3, 2010

SEGMENT 19--This is Talladega

Through our travels around the mid west and south east we have been seeing the occasional old barn with words painted on the roof "See Rock City".  I asked Grandpa, "What the hell is Rock City?" and he had never heard of it. Just so happens, we stayed at a campsite only two miles away from Rock City, so I HAD to check it out. I am really glad I did. Rock City is the personal garden of Garnet Carter set high up on a rock in the North West border of Georgia. The gardens are set along the Enchanted Trail, which weave you through incredible and strange rock formations on your way to the top where you can see seven states at the overlook as you stand above a waterfall. Rock City is enchanting and endearing. It is really well done and the marketing is very creative and works to get people like me to visit this out of the way place.

This rock place is well worth the time to see over the "rocks" of the petrified forest.

After Rock City we headed to Birmingham, Alabama to pick up my boyfriend Arron and his friend Dan and we were off to the NASCAR race at Talladega Motor Speedway. We spent four days camping right at the racetrack.
Talladega is the biggest race track in NASCAR at 2.25 miles around it is huge and it is a huge party. There must have been at least 10,000 RV's camping at this track this weekend.  It was Halloween this weekend so of course we decorated our motor home with scary lights and lots of folks were in costume, and Saturday night we even had Trick Or Treater's.
This was Grandpas first NASCAR event and he enjoyed it very much. If you've never been to a NASCAR race, this is something you should witness for yourself.

This morning we dropped Arron and Dan off at the airport and we headed to Natchez, Mississippi for the mad dash home. I have ten days to get back across the country.

1 comment:

  1. Kristy, this is wonderful and beautiful.
    can't wait to see what you do next.