The older kids were in school and Steve had to work so we got to spend a lot of time with Jen and Eli. It was quite fun. And Eli developed quite the love for his Uncle Brent. They're BFF's now. Even though at first Eli would call him Jim. He'd say, "Hey Jim." And Brent would say, "What's my name?" To which Eli would say, "Uncle Brent." Then he would call him Jim again. It was funny.
Anyway, I digress.
The last time we were in Georgia, there was a lot of sickness going around so we didn't get to do that much. I've been hearing about Stone Mountain for a long time and really wanted to see what all the hubbub was about. Luckily this time we only had a little bit of sickness so we were able to go.
Stone Mountain is this huge granite mountain that just sort of appears on the Georgia skyline. I read about it but all I remember is there was something about a lava bubble...or something like that. Anyway, there's this big old granite rock and someone, apparently the same guy who did Mt Rushmore started it, carved some guys in the front of the granite mountain. I don't remember who they are, some southern people, but I'm sure I'll remember soon.
Since it's not summer yet, there wasn't a lot open at Stone Mountain. But that also meant that there weren't a lot of people there, which is just fine with me.
First things first, we took a gondola ride to the top of the mountain to have a look around.
It was nice up on top of the mountain. Jenny said that it was probably the nicest it's been. Normally it's really cold or really hot. It was pleasant up there. Windy, but pleasant. I was glad we got a good day.
And we took some other pictures too.
|Eli and his BFF Jim, I mean Uncle Brent|
|It was hard to get a picture of Brent without Eli. Too cute!|
|Notice how I am nowhere near the edge. I'm so brave.|
|Oops, another scrunch picture. Got to love the wind!|
|I mean, seriously, that is so cute!|
Then we walked around the shops a little. Most of them were closed and there wasn't anywhere to eat open, which was surprising but there was a glass studio there so that was fun to watch. Especially since we know how hard it is to do now.
So there you have it, Stone Mountain. Well, what little was open that day. Normally there is a ropes course and lots of shops and other stuff to do. But we had a great day anyway and only got caught in a little bit of traffic on the way home.