Truthfully, the Stone Mountain spring rally was so long ago that the details are getting a little fuzzy. So, without too much attention to detail but still plenty of pictures, here's a short run-down of the weekend:
The 2013 TAC Stone Mountain Rally was the third weekend in April- on the weekend precisely between GA's faithfully attended Springstream get-together in Hiawassee and the region 3 "big club" rally at Stone Mountain. With so many other rally options, I wasn't sure how many to expect.
This is the space where I'm supposed to write some insightful thing about this house. I could tell you something about the age of the home, the style, or possibly something about where this home was originally located or who lived in it. I waited too long to blog though so I have forgotten all of the important(?) details.
I believe this is a farmhouse. In one of the roped-off rooms there was a cat asleep in a chair. My children did not think she was real but when they saw her breathing they coaxed her over to pet her. One of the caretakers later told us her name, Scarlet. (See, I do remember some details!)
I was delighted to see a cotton gin for the "first time" last summer at the Jarrell Plantation. I visited Stone Mountain's Plantation as a child. So, I am pretty sure I have seen this cotton gin before. I guess I wasn't paying attention back then, either.
There are actually two cotton gins in this photo. There's the larger one in the back (Eli Whitney) and then the smaller one in front was the homemade variety. It was operated by two people.
I've left so many things out. If you're interested in the details of Stone Mountain's Plantation then you should visit.
Then, 17 of us were
I have a bit of a reputation for sleeping-in. My family was more surprised than anyone that I made it out of bed for the mountain hike. I'm sure glad I went, too...
climbing back down...
Saturday brunch, back on the ground, at a reasonable hour, with sane Airstreamers who stayed in their trailers at 6am:
Well, maybe there was a little "fire" when Samuel talked Beth into trying out his latest science experiment involving static electricity.
...and bud vases!