Our first stop on my 2013 September Book Tour was in Decatur, Georgia for the huge annual book festival there where I met several children's authors. See my Facebook page of photos at https://www.facebook.com/sharon.miner1/media_set?set=a.10201879236882092.1073741827.1218550485&type=1
Then we enjoyed Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, GA. Lovely drive up and a spectacular waterfall. The start of the Appalachian Trail is also there - no, we did not walk it! (photos above)
Next (photos below) we visited Chickamauga National Military Park outside of Chattanooga, TN. Big Civil War Battlefield features a very educational Visitors Center with a movie, and a driving tour to see the statues and monuments honoring the military troops. Point Park and Lookout Mountain was also part in the war. There's a scary winding drive up the mountain but the view is amazing at the top! The second photo honors the Florida troop, and the third one is PA. I loved the riderless horse honoring WI.