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Vacation in Georgia
By 2HaveFun Staff
Apr 27, 2007 - 8:52:32 PM

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Escape cool Atlanta for the warm coast.   Beach outings and deep sea fishing trips are offered out of Atlanta for Get-a-Way Saturdays.   There are roundtrip charter coaches that depart early in the morning around 1 am and take you to either Panama City, Florida or to the Georgia Coast for a day at the beach or fishing.   This is a great way to take a short weekend vacation without missing the whole weekend, not to mention an early start on your tan.


In Helen, you will find the Fasching-German Mardi Gras.  Celebrate for the last time before Lent by enjoying a costume party, Bavarian music and finger food.   BYOB including soft drinks and you get to pick a theme for your group and decorate your table.   There will be prizes for best costume, couple, table and group.   This event is a great way to get the kids involved in the spirit of Mardi Gras German style.


The annual Old-Time Oyster Roast is held every year in Kingsland.   The event is sponsored by the Kingsland Lions Club and is head every February.   The event includes all you can eat oysters, shrimp, Brunswick stew, homemade chowders and homemade desserts.   Bring your own oyster knife for this event.


Formerly known as Camp Sumter, Andersonville was the largest Confederate military prison in use during the Civil War.   As you walk through the Civil War prison, the Andersonville National Cemetery and the National Prisoner of War Museum you will find that each will teach you about the horrors of war and the people who fought in the war.   There are also several historic homes, museums, antique shopping and fun activities for the whole family.  


Finsterís Paradise Gardens Park and Museum is located in Summerville, north of Atlanta.   Here you will be able to experience an artistís vision and spiritual message through his art.   There are several original prints, silkscreen t-shirts and unique folk art.   Howard Finster was a self-taught environmental and visual artist from Appalachia.   He produced numerous paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and recorded several narratives and musical material.   His work has been included in exhibits such as the Venice Biennale and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.


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