USA DIARIES: EVENING HIKE ON A STONE MOUNTAIN

I can’t believe it’s been almost half a year since my last trip to USA. This trip has been one of the most “last-minute” and “you only live once” decisions I’ve ever made. I travelled with my dad, but did some travelling alone as well, which made much bigger impact on my current perception of basically everything. It was scary and absolutely out of my comfort zone, but so rewarding at the same time.

This particular evening when we hiked to a Stone Mountain, was by far one of the best moments on this trip.

Stone mountain is a pretty high mountain in the vicinity of Atlanta (Georgia). When we were roadtripping through the Southern states of USA in 2016 (read about that HERE) we visited Atlanta as well and hiked to the Stone mountain for the first time. I absolutely loved it, that’s why I was so eager to hike it again, but this time our plan was to watch the sunset on top.

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We got to the top exactly as the sun sank under the horizon and the light was amazing. The air was crisp, and the view was priceless. You could spot skyscrapers rising in the distance, which was downtown of Atlanta.

 

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A known quote had suddenly flashed my mind “ I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the World” by Mary Anne Radmacher. And suddenly I felt very close to that quote. I am not the biggest fan of quotes, but this one summed up my feelings so perfectly.

And I was not, the same, I mean. Every few days in foreign country contribute to expanding my horizons and seeing things from a different perspective. But this particular trip to USA changed me in ways no other trip has yet.

 

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