Saturday, May 26, 2012

A birthday extravaganza!

We celebrated Liz's birthday today. The day was all for her. I first started the day making her a cake, Strawberry on Strawberry...yum! That's what she wanted, so that's what she got.

[caption id="attachment_1661" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Suzy Homemaker[/caption]

After chit-chatting for a while, we headed out for a lunch fiesta at Poblano's Mexican Restaurant, where we had yummy food, good service & a Mexican serenade for the senorita along with a free dessert!

[caption id="attachment_1663" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Feliz Cumpleanos Liza![/caption]

Keeping on with the birthday festivities she has wanted to see The Chernobyl Prophecies, so guess what we did..... no, we did not go bowling...we went to the movies!! Movies in the big city, yee-haw!

This is all I have to say of that "movie"...

[caption id="attachment_1664" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Suspiciously Stressed[/caption]

After a good laugh about the inept movie we just saw, it was still early in the day so we took a jaunt over to Stone Mountain. Liz has a state park pass so we drove right in (usually $10 for the day for parking). I have not been here since the late 1980's, Dad & Syd used to bring us here when we were little girls. We drove around the whole park then veered off to a parking lot right at the mouth of the mountain, where you can start climbing up. They have a Skyride, kind of like a Gondola, that can take you all the way to the top or you can hoof it on foot. Beware the Gondola's are NOT air conditioned so if you go up with hot, stinky're in for a loooong ride! Inside (of where we parked) is a museum. It's FREE! It kind of felt like we were at the Science Center, it was very educational & we even had a little bit of fun!

[caption id="attachment_1666" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Bigger than a Woodpecker smaller than the Great Blue Heron[/caption]

We got back in the car, stopped off at one of the two hotels they have on site, picture crashed a wedding and gravitated toward the pool...just to have a look-sy. From what we saw, it was pretty nice and if we were ever back in the area would definitely stop least for the pool! Again, we are off in the car. We drove around the enormous lake, which also has camping sites at some places. Since we were there over a holiday weekend the entire park was filled with campers of all breeds; tents, pop-ups, pull-behinds, 5th wheels & full-sized RV's. It  was a huge party and everyone was invited!! Woo-hoo! We arrived at Crossroads, which is the heart of Stone Mountain. This is where you can pick up the Skyride, they sell all tickets here for all of the different things to do, also dining and shopping here. It is a little pricey (depending on your budget)...I passed on the $10 salad in a small plastic bowl, but that's just me.

[caption id="attachment_1667" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Skyride up Stone Mountain[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1668" align="aligncenter" width="300"] I swear the last time we came here, the parking lot is where that train is![/caption]

Happy Memorial Day!


No comments:

Post a Comment