As I approach #49 my mind drifts back to previous years-
#13 One of the big ones in terms of milestones. The day I became a teenager. Celebrated at Cloudland Canyon St. Park in northwest Georgia. Our family took a camping vacation that year primarily staying at various Georgia State Parks; Kolomoki Indian Mound near Blakely, F.D.R. at Pine Mountain(saw nearby Warm Springs and Callaway Gardens), non-State Park campground near Atlanta(crowded) while we visited Six Flags, then up to Cloudland Canyon where we saw Lookout Mountain and Rock City in nearby Tennessee. Finally down to Little Ocmulgee near McRae on our way back home in Florida. I enjoyed the Georgia parks so much that as an adult I revisited some I’ve listed(including a camping honeymoon in 1980 – Kolomoki) and many others since.
Something else about that date, Aug. 18, 1969 is interesting to me. It was the day after the Woodstock Festival closed. One era ended and a new one began for me.
#23 The first day(morning after) I spent together after waking up with the woman who would become my wife.