Saturday, September 5, 2009

Stone Mountain Park

A couple Saturday's ago my Mom, Keith, Aunt Margaret and me went to Stone Mountain Park to watch their laser light show. I grew up coming here every summer and maybe even two or three times a summer. My sister and I would also get to bring a friend. The mountain is stone hence the name and has a carving of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. It covers 583 acres and took right at 57 years to be constructed. They have a nice lawn that is probably 3 football fields long that is on a slightly sloped hill right in front of the carvings. Everyone one brings a bucket of chicken and a blanket to eat dinner and watch the laser light show. We got their around 5 pm which gave us plenty of time to find the right spot, read, play a couple games of Phase 10, eat dinner and even take a nap. Oh, and if you are a people watcher this is the place for you. I stayed at our blankets the whole time so I was people watching and I noticed that 4 people had quilts and when they laid them on the ground the pattern was always towards the ground. I am not sure if they were store bought or homemade but still weird if you ask me. Enjoy the pictures! Me reading.
The mountain at night.

Our setup and the museum in the background.
Me and Keith playing Phase 10.
My Aunt Margaret and Mom with the mountain behind them.

1 comment:

Tara said...

It's kinda weird--like the mountain(all STONE!!)rises out of nothing. Very different and awesome compared to our Co mountains!