Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Atlanta Trip Day 1 and Day 2

The first week of June, Trey had a sales meeting in Atlanta so we tagged along for a free vacation and a chance to see our friends in Atlanta. We arrived in Atlanta to the Stone Mountain Inn on Sunday, May 31. The rooms at the Stone Mountain Inn are huge. It is an older hotel, but it is very clean. The things I didn't like was that: (1) we were told we would have a room facing the mountain and we didn't and (2) the air conditioner did not cool as much as I like for hotel rooms to be. We did not get to Atlanta until late so we decided to rest a little while and then take Trey to Papa Deaux for his birthday dinner since he would be in meetings on his birthday. Papadeaux is one of our favorite Cajun places to eat in Atlanta, only behind Gumbeax which is in Douglasville, GA. If you are ever in that area of Atlanta that is the place to eat if you like Cajun food.

(I don't know why this picture will not turn)

Day two of our trip we spent at Stone Mountain. To begin the day we had a healthy breakfast of doughnuts and coke.

After our healthy breakfast, we hiked up Stone Mountain. This was something we always said we would do when we lived in Atlanta, but never did. The kids were troopers, even Julia. Julia climbed about 3/4s of the mountain and Trey carried her the remainder of the way, the worst part of the climb. We took many stops along the way and took lots of pictures. The kids were so excited when we finally made it to the store at the top of the mountain because they were able to get an ICEE.


After the hike up the mountain, we decided to ride the tram down to the bottom of the mountain to see what other adventures we could find. The kids and Trey first completed the first level of the "Sky Hike". Sky Hike is an obstacle course of three different levels. You have to balance on small pieces of wood to ropes. I took Julia to play in the stream running by the barn. She had a great time playing with some other kids in the water. After playing in the water for a while, Julia completed the toddler obstacle course at Sky Hike that had a great ending of a zip line. She loved it.

Once Trey, Savannah and Jack were finished with level one on Sky Hike, they found me to do the other courses with them. Trey is afraid of heights and would not go up to do the other courses. Savannah, Jack and I all completed level 2 and then we split up. Savannah completed the level 3 course while Jack and I completed the level 1 course. Level 2 was a challenging and I would not even attempt Leve 3. I cannot believe Savannah did it.

After a tiring day of climbing, we went back to the room for a break and dinner. After dinner, the kids went back to Sky Hike, but this time they all did the toddler/kids area obstacle course with the zip line. Really all they wanted to do was ride the zip line. Savannah, Jack and I played put put golf and then it was time for the fireworks show.

We had a great day, but were very tired. We all were ready to go to bed after the fireworks show so we would be ready to go to White Water on Tuesday!!

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