I Climbed Stone Mountain…

 

… Well I could have, but figured I’d live a little longer if I opted for the sky-lift.  I felt like a kruff though when a dad passed with his two young kids and congratulated them on climbing up (don’t worry it’s an endless array of stairs). Now, after staring at my tummy I realize that I really should have gotten the workout!

An adventure filled day awaited me as Auntie took me to one of Atlanta’s favourite family attractions. Themed a ‘Snow Mountain Christmas’, it promised to be nothing short of magical.

As always I figure I’ll let the photos tell the rest of the story and at the end you can tell me your favourite part – in the comment box. I think choosing the photos for this post was most challenging out of all the others. My initial selection was over 100 photos but I managed to work my way down to what you see now! SO before you begin to complain about the overkill of photos – IT COULD BE WORSE 😛

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First order of business was getting to the top of the mountain and what a sight it was! 🙂

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Auntie: What are you going to do?
Me: We’re going to Jump!
(This made a family seated on the rocks within earshot burst into laughter. I then realized how absurd that may have sounded. One added ‘I’m sure you don’t wanna do that!’)

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It almost felt like I was on top of the world. It was a beautiful day and I felt ridiculous for being in two shirts and wearing two sweaters…those precious moments were no more though as the sun ran off to hide and the chilly blast greeted us.

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On the way back down the lift we saw the ‘Snow Mountain’

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The infamous (memory jerking) stone carvings that I fear I did not do justice. 😦 The first was taken from in the skylift:

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Thought of my Mommy when I took this and quite loved the pine cone till it pricked me -_-

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Deck the halls with boughs of _____

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One of the 18th Century Plantation Houses that make up the Antebellum Plantation and Farmyard.

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Welcome to Dickey House. No visit to a Great/Plantation house would be complete without a photo of ME on a sexy staircase DWL:)

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The Master Bedroom

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Ladies’ Parlour. On the opposite side was the Gentlemen’s Quarter.

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Love this chandelier

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View of the garden pavilion from inside the bathroom. They also had a Mother-in-Law’s room which was on the ground floor and far from the master and children’s rooms hahahahaha AND they had a summer dining room .. poor me can’t even afford one dining room .. sigh ….. I wish I lived in the 18th Century! AND WAS RICH … otherwise I’d have been a slave :S

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Another one

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managed to catch one of the ladies busy trying to get into a room.

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The kitchen

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Where this darling old lady waved goodbye after allowing us to sample her delicious – runs to look at the recipe we also got and realized that the name of it isn’t on it -_- smart – well whatever it was.. it was delicious .. was like a lil’ plum pudding ball somethingy

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And another … the lady in this one was obviously in character or deaf as she refused to bid me hello either of the two times I called to her. I got over it.

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LOVE THIS :

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Then it was off to the barnyard.

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Oh .. this was one of the slave quarters. I was all for living there till I realized: there was no insulation .. holes were in the walls and ceiling ….. that was meant for a family of at least 8 … backs away quickly!

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Inside the Medicine room – guess this was where they quarantined the sick people. I must confess that they had summaries of all the rooms but that was a whole lot of information to process.

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Petting the sheep. I touched it … creepy … creepy ….. moving right along …

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Lil’ pig wind vane caught my eye

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Let it snow … let it snow .. let it snow … Leaves :S Not to worry I quite like playing in leaves than actual snow 🙂

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Speaking of playing .. that poor old lady has her hands full with those mischievous kids……. hmmn wonder if the driver read the do not enter sign hehehe

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I figured I’d call this part one .. stay tuned for the second part … WHAT?! We were there for an entire day and night .. Austin had a blast!

PART 2 – http://wp.me/p253U4-NX

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17 thoughts on “I Climbed Stone Mountain…

  1. Pingback: …Then Experienced a Night on Stone Mountain | Welcome to my world…

  2. I loved reading this and seeing the pictures! My grandparents lived in Stone Mountain and we spent a few summers there. I’ve got some great childhood memories of climbing the mountain and visiting the park.

    • Cool that must have been awesome. I hear it has gone through a lot of expansion and it’s good that they have different things happening throughout the year …. that way one could never get tired of there!

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