Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catching up...

A few pictures from out Thanksgiving trip to Stone Mountain, GA
followed by some of our favorite parts of this trip.

They have hand-tossed rolls at the restaurant in the park. Our table only dropped one. Sooo yummy.

I swear Emma is my daughter, not my sister Cindi's.

Jonas loves his ketchup.

Jonas and Daddy. Note the weapon.

My sister and me.

My mom and Bill- one of my favorite pictures of them.

Isaac wearing Daddy's sunglasses.

My favorite memory of this trip is me beating everyone at Chinese checkers on Thanksgiving night in 40' weather at a partially enclosed campground rec area. It would have been Cindi's favorite memory except she lost. (Yeah, we're competitive like that.)

My mom her friend Marie had set up a very nice campsite right on the lake and it was gorgeous. But the wind came right across the water and we were freezing on Thanksgiving day. But we used our cars to make a windblock and then ate huddled beside it. Our kids were coughing, so Nathan and I didn't camp with the rest of the clan. (The hotel was warm. So nice.)

The activities at Stone Mountain itself were fun- a train ride, a glass blowing studio, The Polar Express 4-D movie, and an interactive computer graphics show where the goat talks and responds to members of the audience. There's also a giant 'barn' with slides and rope bridges and it is a great place to play hide and seek. There's a small Christmas parade that is mostly annoying because you can't move for twenty minutes until it goes by. And the Snow Fairy flies over the mainstreet and says a poem and it starts to snow. Then she flies away. Jonas spent days saying, "Snow Fairy fly away, right?" He had a funny moment when we were waiting to take the cable car up to the top of the mountain when he grabbed a tall stranger (in jeans and a dark jacket just like Daddy) on the upper thigh and walked right through his legs. The guy was a little startled, but laughed, which was a nice reaction.

Emma and Isaac's favorite part was when we walked (ran?) down the mountain. Eli liked the cable car, riding bikes, and the playground.

Nathan went on a long bike ride, and since he's at work and I can't ask him, I'm going to guess that was his favorite part- although he enjoyed the walk down the mountain, too. My sister Cindi- not so much in her slippery boots.

Definately worth a trip and the cold brought us closer together as a family. *wink*  


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