Sun, Oct 23 2016 - Oakland Cemetery Halloween Hike from Tin Lizzys, just before AOC Oct Social (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Charlie Cottingham, Stacey Johnson
Participants:Charlie Cottingham, Stacey Johnson, Gloria Colley, Tory, Suzanne, David W., Paula A, Susan W, Jenny C, Janelle, Donna P, Jerry Colley, Luz Maria, Babbie, Allison B., Ann Blair, Mary Louise, David DeLorme, bswan11, Christine G, Angela B, Gary Babiarz, Diane Windham, Wendy Z, Julie, Bo, Terry, Rick Chaffin, Nancy, Lynette G, Melissa M

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Write Up:

What a memorable and "hauntingly beautiful" way to spend the afternoon together!  We AOC ghouls, goblins and ghosts had a blast exploring the huge Victorian era botanical garden that happens to double as the oldest and most famous cemetery in Atlanta.  Conveniently it's directly across the street from the site of our Oct Social that we enjoyed a couple of hours later at Tin Lizzy's Cantina.
  In "scavenger-hunt" style we helped each other find the golf-ball-topped grave of Bobby Jones, the family plot of author Margaret Mitchell, the tomb of mayor Maynard Jackson and the fascinating "Sleeping Lion" confederate memorial statue near the tombs of hundreds of Civil War soldiers.
  We "topped off" our hike by walking a short distance southward via Cherokee Ave across I-20 to Grant Park, where we enjoyed exploring several of its shady trails and meadows.
  A big pat on the back to Stacey for proposing and co-leading this highly appropriate outdoor prelude to our equally enjoyable "Halloween Social."  She and her volunteer "elves" pulled off that event to perfection on Tin Lizzy's upper deck where they treated us a fun Horror Movie trivia contest and a Mummy Wrapping contest - complete with lots of nice prizes!
  Here's the link to the colorful group photo of our hikers that Stacey has posted on Facebook - taken at the Oakland Cemetery entrance:  Photo of our Halloween Hike Group
- Submitted by Charlie, Mon Oct 24