The fam and I are on a little mini summer vacation. The fam includes my hubby, my girls, my parents (Mom & PawPaw), my brother (Adam), and myself. Adam lives in NYC, so he flew in for a few days to hang out with us. We are in Atlanta. I live 2 hours from Atlanta, but never really come here unless it's just passing through by car or airplane. We got here yesterday by the ever loving grace of God because Tait, Camille, and I have all had some sort of horrible virus which gives you just enough fever to make you feel awful and makes you feel like you are gonna throw up but rarely if ever do. Which, personally, I think is worse than actually throwing up.
Today Mary Emma woke up with the same fever and stomach issues that we have all had. However, she was committed to going to the American Girl Store (she has worked for 2 weeks doing extra chores to earn it), so a little Motrin and we were off. After spending too many American dollars in the American Girl Store (PawPaw and Adam were troopers because I think they would've rather had their eyes burned than go in that store) we headed to Stone Mountain.
For those of you who aren't from around here, Stone Mountain is just that. A stone mountain. Literally. It's a MASSIVE granite mountain. They've made a theme park around it. There's a tram that you can ride to the top and see for miles. The same guy who carved Mount Rushmore (well, one of them, at least) carved a large picture of Robert E. Lee on the side of the mountain. It's a cool place and you should visit if you get the chance.
Back to the story. Ahem. Stone Mountain. We were there for almost 5 hours. We climbed a ropes course. We rode the tram. We galavanted all across the top of the mountain taking in beautiful (albeit smoggy) views of Atlanta. We laughed and played.
We also roasted. Cooked. We found out after we left that today was the hottest day of the year so far. Well, isn't that just peachy. It was 103 outside. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. We spent about 80 bucks on Powerade (which only bought a few of them because theme park people are price gougers).
However, it was a great day. It was good to hang out with Adam. He's in NY (he's an actor - google him - Adam Hose) so we don't get to see him often. Camille finally warmed up to him and now loves him.
I didn't bring my card reader, so I can't post pictures. I will as soon as we get home - which will be on Thursday. Tomorrow, we're headed to the Georgia Aquarium (which is air-conditioned, praise the Lord) and then we'll head to my parents' house for a couple of days.
So, have a great week and I'll see you all on Thursday.