Last week on Outdoor Wednesday Susan put up some great pictures of Stone Mountain Park. I got so excited looking at them that The Husband and I went to Stone Mountain on Saturday! I grew up five minutes away from Stone Mountain and went there all the time. My first job was at the Game Ranch which used to be in Stone Mountain Park…Visit Susan today for some beeeautiful photos of the great outdoors!
On Saturday we took my dad and Brenda to lunch for Father’s Day at the Stone Mountain Inn.. Daddy still lives five minutes from the park. Oh my gosh Peeps…fried chicken~mac and cheese~mashed potatoes~mile high biscuits~pecan pie!!! A Southern Comfort meal for sure~ This is a picture of the Inn…so charming.
After that HUGE lunch, The Husband and I grabbed our camera and went for a walk…the mountain has countless walking trails and a five mile treck around the base of the mountain…not to mention 3 miles to the top!
The park was full of church groups cooking out and this group with a man sketching! How fun!
While walking we saw the funniest thing…a man pushing a freezer…I mean a waist high freezer…he stopped us and gave us popsicles!
I was so excited about my blue popsicle that I didn’t get a picture of the guy with the portable freezer! (He was coming from one of the big cook outs!)
We went to the Carillon … here’s the path …
It’s right on the lake…
These are the pipes…the carillon is kinda like a big organ…it was donated to the park by Coca -Cola after being exhibited in the World’s Fair in 1964!!!
Someone still plays it three times a day…it’s beautiful music , you can hear it for miles.
A view across the lake…that’s the Scarlett O’Hara. I went to a prom on that little river boat~(Or one quite like it)
There were lots of families out and about having fun in the sun! It was triple digit…heat index!
Pretty, fluffy and pink!
At the Grist Mill Kids were playing in the water, which I’m pretty sure is against the rules! But it looked like so much fun!
This is the Plantation…they give tours…if you like history you’d so enjoy this.
Fun little shop near the plantation…they had bottled coke and lots of southern cookbooks!
Thank you Susan for hosting Outdoor Wednesdays and inspiring me to visit Stone Mountain Park…it’s fun looking at your hometown like a tourist every once in a while! Happy Wednesday Peeps~