Sunday, October 11, 2009

Stone Mountain - Labor Day

We had a wonderful time at Stone Mountain over the Labor Day weekend! We played putt-putt. Nikolai and I cheated shamelessly as Deniska and Dennis played by the rules. We went to a 4D movie, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and really enjoyed ourselves. The sprinkler system in the ceiling malfunctioned and lots of people got soaking wet. We laughed and laughed.

Then, we rode the Summit Skylift up to the top of Stone Mountain. This is the boys standing on the top of the mountain. What a neat place to visit. What a packed skylift! Whew!

A picture of the enormous bas-relief on its north face, the largest bas-relief in the world. Three figures of the Confederate States of America are carved there: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.

We rode the train, a full size locomotive from the 1940s with open-air cars, that took us on a five-mile excursion around the mountain. It reminded Dennis and me of our train rides in Russia from Moscow to Pskov.

The boys climbed the SkyHike- 40 feet in the air. Be still my heart. Of course they were never in harms way. I would like to climb it myself. It looked like so much fun!! Deniska was a little scared and we couldn't get dare-devil Nikolai off. The higher the better.

And Deniska tried the rock climbing wall.
We rode the ducks The Ducks are 1940's era Army DUKWs, converted into comfortable open-air vehicles for your viewing and listening pleasure. Deniska and Nikolai both had to wear life jackets. Deniska drove the Duck, Nikolai was too scared. Our 'conductor' was a hoot. I don't think we all have ever laughed so much!

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like a great time was had by all! Your boys would have loved to climb all the rocks in Arizona, we sure enjoyed it!


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