This morning, the wife and I rode over to Macon, Georgia, for a backyard adventure. Macon is about 45-minutes from my house. Our first stop when we arrived was the historic Rose Hill Cemetery, such a beautiful place. Opening in 1840, It’s a 50-acre cemetery in the middle of Macon that sits right alongside the Ocmulgee River. Gregg Allman, Duane Allman, Barry Oakley, and Butch Trucks of The Allman Brothers Band are all buried here. Many graves are that of fallen Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War.
After our walk through the cemetery, we went to the Ocmulgee National Monument. This park is located just down the Ocmulgee River from the cemetery. Here there are remains of a Native American culture dating back 17,000 years. They have even linked the mounds back to the Mayan civilization in recent years. There are earthen mounds erected where ceremonies were performed, and burials took place. The grandest mound is the Great Temple Mound. At the top, you can see the Macon skyline and the flood plain of the Ocmulgee River. It’s just recently designated a National Park.