Friday, May 29, 2009

Atlanta Part II

Our Sunday in Atlanta was quite nice.

No hurry to get up and rush out the door.

We had a nice leisurely lunch while waiting for this one particular store we needed to visit to open at 12:00 pm.

Enjoy these pictures of our second day in Atlanta.

This is that particuliar store that one member of our family said was her only reason for wanting to go on the trip.

Ahhhh, eight year old girl heaven.

She picked out her new friend and off we went.

On our next adventure we headed off to Stone Mountain.

It's quite a work of art. The carving is of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.

You can kind of see the scale of this huge mountain of rock in this picture.

Well......guess who decided they wanted to see the top of Stone Mountain but didn't want to ride up like most normal people do. That's right - my wonderful husband thought it'd be a good idea to HIKE up the trail to the top.

Just starting out.

On the way up - just know that I did nothing to distort the angles/views in these pictures.

Taking a little break.

This is a gum pole we passed on the way up. My son thought it was hilarious.

More climbing.

Almost at the top. I can't believe I didn't get pictures of the last part of the climb.

Straight up with railings in the rock to help you climb up. Very intense.

I must admit that G and I didn't go all the way to the top.

She was complaining the whole way & when I saw those last few climbs I decided that we'd wait for the boys right where we were. (It was a good decision.)

Back down on flat land. Here is a closer view of the carving.

Overall it was a nice visit. We were all set to watch the laser show that night but the weather had other plans and rained everything out.

They have tons of things to do at Stone Mountain - we didn't even begin to explore all of it.

Thanks for coming along on our visit - have a good weekend.


Darlene said...

Lexi would love to go visit an American Girl store. It looks so neat!

We have been to Stone Mountain before and it is quite spectacular.

Wendi said...

Note to self: Must go visit Atlanta soon.
What a great trip with your family!
Looks like fun!
Thanks for sharing.

Jodie said...

Wow. I've seen Stone Mountain signs in passing but I never really knew what it was. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us!!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

It looks like you are all having a blast! :)

Jennifer said...

That looks neat!!

My dd has decided she 'needs' a American Girl doll, I guess I'll fork out the money come Christmas time ;)