Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta, GA

A terrific day with Lance and Branden! Stone Mountain is not an "amusement" park, kind of low-keyed with a historical aim. We rode the tram up Stone Mountain which is the largest exposed chunk of granite in the world and decorated with a carving of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson; we rode a train; we painted pumpkins; we ate. Lance is at the start of a growth spurt. I had forgotten how much a "growing" boy eats and does so endlessly. John and Branden went on the Sky Hike... which is climbing up 3 levels (top level being 40 feet up) on rope bridges secured by safety harnesses and cables. Since neither John nor I like heights, John was the logical one to accompany Branden. He is a graduate of Army Ranger School! Lance and I whiled away the hour plus of John and Branden's wait and hike by scouting out ice cream and scarfing down waffle cones. Lance and I thought it a fair trade!
It is hard to tell who is more tired from this visit. The boys, Oma and Opa or the pups! The dogs just love all the attention the boys lavish on them, but all that lovin' is tiring for a little 2 1/2 pounder. Neither Branden or Ginger usually sit still this long!

1 comment:

  1. Someday that'll be our pair of grandkids with you, we can't wait! Looks like you had fun