Me in front of the Ocmulgee burial mound
Believe it or not, this is not my first mound visit. In 2009, my parents and I traveled to Miamisburg, Ohio on a super intense 20-hour roadtrip of our on to try on my wedding dress at the designer's shop with no other stops or sights. Between fittings we went to the Miamisburg Mound and my dad and I climbed to the top. I had already been thinking of that trip because we'll be going to Ohio for my second time on this trip, but coming across my second mound was a surprise.
But this site has a whole series of mounds, and includes an "Earth Lodge" you can enter and listen to a recording explaining what the Native Americans did there. So we did that, and after letting James run around outside for a few minutes, we were ready to go.
Kevin about to duck into the Ocmulgee Earth Lodge
Ocmulgee Earth Lodge
James favorite part of the day is anytime he gets to run around outside
So we head into Downtown Macon to grab dinner and kill some time. Macon was pretty dead for a Wednesday after work. The town looks nice enough, with cheerful pink flowers spray-painted on the corners and cute little shops, but lots of the stores looked like they had gone out of business a while ago. We picked a sandwich and coffee shop from Yelp, and it was great. Roasted Cafe and Lounge turned out to be a hipster coffee shop which was very odd for us to find in Macon, but the people were nice, the coffee was good, and there was free WiFi. We got delicious vegetarian sandwiches because we were still in a bit of a meat coma from the BBQ we ate in Atlanta for lunch. All in all, Macon worked out pretty well for us so it earned a blog post.
Hipster coffee shop in Macon, Roasted Cafe and Lounge
Bonus cute photo of James in Macon