Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Summertime Goal

We set a family goal at the beginning of the summer to hike *up* Stone Mountain. We had been down several times (take the tram up, then walk down), but we thought this was the year we could bite the bullet and tackle the 1.3 mile hike.

Of course, then it got hot, and hiking up a mountain in sweltering heat didn't appeal to anyone, so we delayed until the fall.

Finally, a few weeks ago, we skipped out on the kitchen and accomplished our goal!

Grandma and Grandpa came along. We had been worried about the kids, but shouldn't have. Every time we stopped to rest, the adults would sit and breathe, and the kids would run around, up and down the hills, and generally go a little crazy. Then we would hike again!

I love these punks.

Once we got to the top, I pulled some kites out of my backpack! There is always a great breeze at the top, along with wide open spaces- those are sometimes hard to come by in the most forrested metro city in the United States! We often see people at the top flying kites, and it looked like so much fun.
It took a little work to get them all up and going, but once they were up the kids had a great time hanging onto the strings and bobbing and weaving and running around.

It was a great day on the mountain, and was nice to do something that we said we were going to!


colleensewnsew said...

Thanks for inviting us. We had so much fun.

ali said...

great pictures! Looks like fun :)

Catherine O. said...

I miss those punks! We have never even thought of flying kites up there - what a fun idea!

Shanna said...

Catherine, we miss your punks too!! It just isn't the same without you guys...