Friday, March 15, 2013

Georgia On My Mind

We've had Georgia on our minds a lot because Jeff's parents have been serving a mission in Atlanta for the past 8 months. Since we're relatively close, we decided to load up the van and visit them during our Spring Break this week. (Maybe "close" is a little misleading, but the 9-hour drive is a lot closer than their home in Idaho!) We had a great trip. Here are a few highlights of our time together.

The Georgia Aquarium was pretty amazing! These pictures don't really do it justice, but we all loved it and had a great day.

We were in great company!

These guys win the prize for most photogenic. Posers!

This was in a huge display full of foliage. We didn't even see the snake at first, he was the same color as all the leaves.


A sea dragon. They just kind of float through the water without any visible movement on their part.

On Tuesday we went to Stone Mountain. It's the largest exposed granite monolith in the world. We did some hiking through some beautiful forested areas and then we hiked to the top of the rock. My legs are still a little sore three days later! We could see forever from up there and it was a great feeling of accomplishment. Even Sadie made it to the top, but she managed to piggy back most of the way down. :)

You can see the "confederate notables" carved on the side of the mountain.

Everything was so green and pretty. There are a lot of trees in Georgia!

Food for thought

Sadie and dad on their way down the mountain.

On top of the world.
Our hiking crew. Savannah stayed behind.

We kept hearing a train in the distance. It never showed, but my kids are good at drama.

To finish off the day, we went to an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. You could choose from several different kinds of pizza as well as salad and dessert. You could also place special orders. Grandma and Grandpa insisted we try the local special, mac and cheese pizza. Not a combination I would have thought of, but it wasn't that bad. A couple of kids said dinner was their favorite part of our whole trip. :) Yes, we like our food!

It was hard to say goodbye, but we'll see Grandma and Grandpa again this summer as they finish their mission and head home with a stop through our little corner of the world.

It's been a great week!


Karey said...

Looks like a fun trip. It's so great to be able to take our kids to see their grandparents serving missions.

cstowell said...

The Georgia destination of this trip was SO happy to have family visit!! We love you all!!