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Old 05-11-2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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I'll have to think of some good dive places to ride to and post up a report. Been to a few recently but will take some photos next ride out.
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:47 PM   #17
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Took my sister-in-law, her grand daughter and my grandson zip-lining today!

PS: I know this trip isn't bike related. However, I thought in the interest of getting this thread jump started, I would post the day trip anyway. Pretend there is a motorcycle in there somewhere.
Mr&MrsErnbo tagged this for the GATOR a whole back,... So there is a bike (memory) there. Great report
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #18
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Chop House, Madison, GA.

Took the wife on a Mother's Day ride/lunch. We decided to go to Madison since it's rich in History and not too far. First off, the obligatory bike pic.



View from the outside, located on Main Street.



Very nice decor and atmosphere!







The menu: there were many items and something for everyone.




What is this? A bun-less double cheeseburger with caramelized onions and bacon!



Wife had a tuna patty melt mit onion rings!



Our server Lea! She was great! I wish all servers were like her. Yes, she gave me permission to use her picture and post it on the interwebs.



Overall, I give this place a 5 out 5 star rating. Good food, service is fast and drinks didn't go dry and a nice atmosphere. It's located on main street and if you get a seat near the window, you can watch the traffic and dream about your next Harley!

History

While many believe that Sherman spared the town because it was too beautiful to burn during his March to The Sea, the truth is that Madison was home to pro-Union Senator Joshua Hill. Hill had ties with General Sherman's brother at West Point, so his sparing the town was more political than appreciation of its beauty. Currently, Madison has one of the largest historic districts in the state of Georgia, and tourists from all over the world come to marvel at the antebellum architecture of the homes. Madison is the home of Southern Cross Guest Ranch. Southern Cross Guest Ranch is the only dude ranch in Georgia.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:33 PM   #19
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Ah yes, the ole ChopHouse! I know it well. The wife & I use to stay in Madison when our daughter was at Rock Eagle for 4-H. ChopHouse does have some awesome food!
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:39 PM   #20
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Can't wait to read more. Will be up around Lake Hartwell beginning of June. Some awesome members already gave some insight of places I can't wait to try. I will definitely update my experiences there!
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I shouldn't have read this while hungry. OMG this peanut butter sandwich ain't cutting it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:19 PM   #22
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I shouldn't have read this while hungry. OMG this peanut butter sandwich ain't cutting it.
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Perfect!

This thread is only 3 days old, but has 3 great reports already! Keep up the good work everybody
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:12 PM   #24
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Capt Stan's, Woodbine, Ga.

Travel anywhere on Hwy 17, the Coastal Hwy, and you will see great things and enjoy a diverse road.
Many rivers and streams and marsh views

Down in Woodbine is this fine establishment the owner is here, great guy who loves what he does

Excellent food, great atmosphere, one of the best places I have visited. I spoke with Capt Stan for a while as he told me the history of the place and how he ended up here. I will be back soon.

Dine inside or outside it's all good.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:13 AM   #25
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Locations Map

For all those interested,.......on page 1 there is a link to a map which is where the eateries will be posted for all to find. Eventually we will figure out (when Al-Tuna tells us) how to make the link part of our signature for easy access.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:17 AM   #26
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So what is that on top of the Bun?
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Munching goodness

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So what is that on top of the Bun?
To find out, you'll have to get your own.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:03 AM   #28
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The Madison post reminded me of some great riding and sight seeing I've had along Georgia's Antebellum Trail. Check this website for some historic day tripping ...


http://www.antebellumtrail.org/default.htm
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:24 AM   #29
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The Madison post reminded me of some great riding and sight seeing I've had along Georgia's Antebellum Trail. Check this website for some historic day tripping ...


http://www.antebellumtrail.org/default.htm
Didn't realize there was an Antebellum Trail. Thanks for posting.
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #30
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Another bump for the cause!
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