2008: Stone Mountain, GA
It's Easter at Stone Mountain again!
This year, Super Dave and his crew joined us for the long weekend.
Traffic was pretty clear Thursday afternoon as we breezed around the
Atlanta bypass to the huge granite blob. Thursday night was spent
in an interim site until our reserved site was vacated Friday morning.
Had I been assigned this site (#411), I might have left. Super
Dave's reservation's were made at a later notice, and their site was
horrible. Three sides dropped-off with barely enough room for
their fifth-wheel. It was not a safe site for kids.
Friday, March 21 - We visited the park, played miniature golf,
rode the train, rode the gondola to the top of the mountain, saw
(experienced) a 4D movie, and ended the day with steaks and an outdoor
movie at our new campsite. Cars was the movie of the evening.
Saturday, march 22 - We visited the park again. We started
by riding the ducks, then a walk around the plantation. The late
afternoon and early evening was filled with bike and scooter riding and
fishing. After dark, the kids watched several episodes of "Land of
the Lost" at our private outdoor theater.
Sunday, March 23 - The Easter Bunny apparently broke in to the
camper overnight and left four baskets with some Peeps and candy-filled
Easter eggs (some with money). Later, we searched for eggs all
around our lakeside campsite. After we broke camp, we took a
little detour so we could swing by
Zoo Atlanta to wish the
animals a happy Easter. We ate at one of Daddy's favorite
restaurants, Papasito's for an
early supper, then headed home.
With regards to Stone Mountain Campground: If you
asked me at different times this weekend how I felt about Stone
Mountain, the answer might have been incredibly varied. On one
hand, we loved our site. On the other hand, we we somewhat knew
the campground and carefully selected the site (and made reservations
2-months in advance). The campground is huge, but the inner roads
are in disrepair and level sites are almost non existent. The park
is cool, but not everything was running, including the water taxi (one
of the primary reasons I selected the camp site). From our site,
the view was wonderful, from others, it might not be so great.
Note to self: When unpacking from a long camping trip,
always check under the dinette seats for dirty laundry bags" and hidden
vegetables. They tend to ripen with age.