Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcoming Spring

Last week was a busy, yet happy, time. My son was on his spring break and so we took advantage and visited family in the Midwest. Later during the week, we found ourselves back home but not for long. The very next day upon returning home, we decided to do a quick trip to Atlanta, GA to maximize our vacation time. 

We visited Stone Mountain, "the world's largest granite monolith", and the park is said to be Georgia's most popular attraction. We've visited the park last year but at that time, the park was so busy that we never got the chance to see the top of the mountain via the cable car. This time around though, we had a mission in mind and went as early as we could. I'm happy to report we made it to the top, although there wasn't much scenery to enjoy given the thick fog that day.


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It was like walking on the moon up there, hiking as much as our feet and my elderly joints allowed, enjoying our limited view 1,600 feet above mean sea level. 



It's amazing how these trees can still survive atop this rock.



The first signs of spring were clearly upon us, and no fog can cover this beauty up...


So what existential thoughts did I have while exploring the top of this giant rock? 

First, that life is persistent, resilient and that it always finds a way. 

And second, hiking and bad knees don't go well together. Make sure you have someone who cares enough about you to hold your hand and serve as your human cane. Just sayin'.....

HAPPY SPRING!


5 comments:

  1. Seems like there's so much more to Atlanta than a bunch of warring housewives! Lovely photos and family time is always precious. x

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  2. Stone Mountain isn't to far from my house, but I haven't made it there yet. I will definitely have to go and check it out! It looks beautiful. Glad you all had such a great time! Happy Spring!!!!

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  3. Loved your message at the end. Here a bit north in NY still pretty cold and we had snow last week, but hoping to see some more signs of spring as we head into our spring break later next week, too though. Happy Spring ;)

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  4. How fun! We've always done lots of hiking with our boys, but now the tables have turned and they're leaving the old parents in the dust!

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  5. Hiking and bad knees are a bad mix for sure. Gorgeous photos :)

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