Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park
near Atlanta, GA
March, 2010

Before our hike we ate lunch at a great little cafe run by Ms. Mimi, who we all loved. She was so friendly and fun! The food was so good and very "deep south," but I was also able to find things I could eat that were vegan. We cannot remember the name of her restaurant. It isn't the "MiMi's" chain. I don't think it's one of the ones on the Stone Mountain Park website. We're going to look for it when we go back to Atlanta later this year, but if anyone reading this happens to know what it is, please let us know!

A short, 1-mile hike to get to the top of Stone Mountain. Here's Maya, getting off to an enthusiastic start.
Trees growing up through the stone

1 mile starts to feel pretty long when you're going up:

Pretty excited, looking like we're near the top:

Then...OH, NO!!!! There's more!
The steep ascent to the very top:

View from the top:

On the edge:

Exploring the mountain top:


"I think I found a giant alien butt print!!!"

Starting the trip down:

Stopping to rest while Maya chats with a friend.
I love the color combination of deep blue sky and dark green treetops.

Look closely at the top of this tree in the center:

Flowers growing in the shallow, dusty dirt:

It's all relative. 1 mile *down* the mountain was fast and easy:

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