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[repost] A Nice Drive and a Pleasant Hike (with video)

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Recently, an Oppo posted a question about what road is your happy place. I don’t really have one but I did think about the old Concord Covered Bridge, so I drove over there. Yes, I finally bucked up and bought a battery for the Cruze. Turns out the old one wasn’t even the proper size.

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I did happen to spot some cool cars, so, if you want actual car content on a car forum, go check out my earlier post.

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Well, anyways, this post contains a video of me driving around and through the old Concord Covered Bridge in Smyrna Georgia and photos from my subsequent wanderings on foot.

I think I prefer the approach from Covered Bridge Road over the narrow and traffic filled main road that uses the bridge. People are always crashing their trucks into it so there are lots of safety mechanisms, including those metal poles and dangling chains at the head of the road.

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I parked at one of the entrances to the Silver Comet Trail and walked about a mile of it. Nothing much, but I did take some good photos.

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This is the one lane bridge before the Concord Covered Bridge, as seen from below. I’m always impressed at how much effort was poured into making this walking and biking path so straight and level.

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I took one of the side trails down to see if I could get a good view of the creek that runs alongside the trail and under the covered bridge. Turns out I would find more than I expected.

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First thing I noticed were the ruins of an old water powered mill supported by this massive metal superstructure. Seems way overbuilt but it was a cool spot.

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Some fool hung a rope from the top bar. I have no idea how this happens but the rope looked pretty new.

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I much prefer these smaller side trails to the large asphalt ones.

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And then I found my way back to this monumental pedestrian bridge over the gully.

One thing I like to do is to try to capture the essence of a place through a series of details rather than one large frame photo. Here’s my best shot.

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I think that about brings us to the end of my day’s celebratory ramblings (I did just finish high school yesterday after all). I’d love to hear your thoughts.

For additional socially distanced celebration, I’m going to head back to Old Car City USA early tomorrow morning, so be prepared for a new round of DIOUCCUSAs. I think I might try to branch out into video but I would need to figure out how to use a proper editor.

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