After a long day in Nashville we drove another 6 hours to Stone Mountain, Georgia for a few day retreat in the area. We quickly checked into our hotel on property and wandered over to find our seats for the evening laser and fireworks show. Daddy bought us terrace level tickets over the internet so we had reserved seats, unlimited popcorn and a beverage.
Our seats were AWESOME! No sitting on the wet lawn and plenty of room to run around until the show started.
We slept in a little and had breakfast and then headed back to the mountain for the sky ride to the top.
I got a bit scared.
Once we were at the top we wandered all over and played not he rocks.
We found some trees with pinecones and had a good time making a little animal habitat, just in case some animals happen upon the top of this giant rock.
There was a man flying a TMNT kite at the top! How smart!
After a few hours we headed down and took a train ride around the mountain.
We played a game of putt putt.
We wandered around the village and saw a glass blower. I watched in total awe until he dropped it and it shattered into a zillion pieces.
I enjoyed the not-so-big kids rope course while B tackled the high ropes.
After a long day of walking nearly 8 miles we retired to the hotel, swam until sun down, ordered pizza and watched some scary movie on the only channel Mom said was okay to watch.
The pool was freezing cold but we had a good time.
Heading home in the morning! 🙂
Apparently the trip started way to early for me!
We stopped in Nashville, Tennessee to visit the model of the Parthenon. We walked all around the outside to see the carvings.
It was a LOT bigger than I thought it would be.
The doors were amazing!
Inside there was a giant statue of Athena! It was painted super shiny gold!
The other side of the doors.
We looked at all the symbols and gods on Athenaâ€™s shield.
After our visit we connected with some friends that moved to TN a few years ago. Miss Monica was our Gymboree teacher when we were itty bitty. We went to a place called â€œThe Pfunky Griddleâ€ and had make-it-yourself pancakes! YUMMY!
We hung out with Miss Monica, Zac and Max and took selfies and played with our new Kendamas.
I tried to photobomb!
Since we discovered this amazing place a few years ago it has been on out MUST do if we are in St. Louis. I made it up the steep slide this year and slid down a few times.
I still prefer the smaller slides and was happy to see the rollers gone from this slide!
I told Mom I would go anywhere she wanted as long as she came with me. I led the way and we explored a lot of places I was afraid to go last year.
I even went under the whale and under the floor. Mom sat that one out.
I think the skate less park is still my favorite!
Then we discovered these amazing top like things. I spun myself dizzy!
I went in the big kids ball pit this year! I didnâ€™t want Mommy to come!
7 hours at City Museum and we are all COMPLETELY exhausted. Tomorrow we head south!
We stopped off at Lone Elk one more time to see the elk and buffalo. The elk were out close to the roads so we got a great view.
Some were down in the lake.
The buffalo were out as well. B has never seen them.
On the way out we saw the big male elk with a full set of beautiful antlers!
We stopped off at the grocery store to get some dinner. They had a â€œFind the Foxâ€ game so we looked very carefully. We eventually found it!
We each won a bag of candy!
We arrived at Magic House before they opened and stayed until 10 minutes before they closed.
I got attacked by a tic tac toe game.
We learned about archamedes and the screw.
We worked with air pressure to launch scarves through tubes.
We worked a a construction site and helped use a pulley system to move brinks to the higher level.
We tried to use centrifugal force to make the stones fly out of the mixer.
This thing took me a while to figure out but I was able to eventually fill a bucket with stones.
I HATED my lunch. Grilled cheeseâ€¦ what I asked for! UGH!
IT WAS HORRIBLE!
I got over it and ate eventually. B and I worked together to make a giant dragon that we could ride.
Making bubbles and learning about surface tension and air currents.
I got the bubble completely around myself (not the top).
I made a GIANT bubble.
We went and played in the pretend kitchen and I was hungry for some ice cream!
What a great day. We wrapped it up with watching the perpetual motion machine for over 40 minutes!