Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Amy and I have been Lyle Lovett fans for years. He introduced as to Guy Clark via Lyle's Step Inside This House album. Joe and John get a lot of play on KGSR in Austin, so we were familiar with them.
I think Amy and I are going to have to head out on a CD buying spree.
Yesterday, we took Amy's new car (I expect you can read about that in the next few days at her blog) to Stone Mountain. As some of you may know, I used to work for Stone Mountain Insurance Company and this image was embossed on all my business cards.
This is the second time Amy and I went there (the first must have been 7 years ago). Last time, we didn't have much time, so we took the Skyride to the top, snapped a few pictures and then rode the Skyride back down.
Yesterday, we had more time, so we took the Skyride to the top, then walked around on top of the mountain, then walked down the mountain and back to the car, which was a pretty good hike.
Here's a little bit about the carving:
The Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Southern heroes of the Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The figures measure 90 by 190 feet, surrounded by a carved surface that covers three acres, it is larger than a football field – the largest relief sculpture in the world. The carving is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. Work on the carving began in 1915 and was finally complete in 1972.