Stone Mountain Georgia

I attended Bloggy Boot Camp in Atlanta over the weekend. The time we had to spend in Atlanta outside of the conference wasn’t much, however, since I love to see new sights we squeezed in a little time to visit Stone Mountain Georgia.

We have visited Stone Mountain before but that was many moons ago, before kids. We were just passing through on our way home from a vacation in Florida all those years ago and stopped for the night. We decided to go to Stone Mountain to see the Laser show. It was quite a sight to see.

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There really wasn’t a good view of the mountain from our drive around the park but taking a ride on the sky tram thing would have been awesome had we had the time to stand in the very long line. I guess we’ll have to make a return visit!

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Photo credit: Stone Mountain website

We did enjoy the beautiful fall day while exploring around the lake.

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We were looking for a place to eat lakeside but as luck would have it the restaurant was closed for a private party. So we explored and ate later after we left the park. Being outside and enjoying the lovely weather was the goal for the remainder of the day.

We discovered the covered bridge on the water. I do enjoy covered bridges. This one was extra picturesque.

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Wishing I was there right now, in fact.

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We were able to walk across the bridge which was something I don’t do every day. It was noted on a nearby sign that the bridge had been moved from another town in Georgia years ago. This bridge was a refuge for travelers and courting couples until thieves started hiding in the rafters above and pouncing on the unsuspecting walkers-by and doing their deeds of thievery. I guess some things never change. I always like to think that things were better in the olden days, simpler and more peaceful. There has always been evil in the world and I guess there always will be.

It was a very delightful few hours we spent in Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. I wish we would have had more time to spend and explore. Perhaps sometime soon.

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