I let Murphy out back this morning around 10 and realized that it actually wasn’t stifling hot like it’s been for the past couple of months. There was no humidity in the air which made me want to do something outside. We decided to go to Stone Mountain, which is…you guessed it.. a large mountain made of stone. It’s actually sort of weird looking, made of granite just sticking out of the ground, a mile high.
There are plenty of things to do in Stone Mountain Park, but we wanted to go to the top of the mountain. There are two ways to get to the top. You can take a gondola…
or walk the mile uphill. We knew from the beginning that we wanted to walk. It started out as a slow, rocky climb.
But closer to the top, it started to get steeper.
Three quarters of the way there!
There was a little bit more of a steep climb before we got to the top.
We made it!
Though it was only a mile each way, it still felt like decent exercise and it was fun to do something different than just spending time in the gym. I thought that our climb back down would take a lot less time, but it took almost as long as climbing up, due to the step drops at the top.
I must have told Jason that I like spending time outside at least five times when we were there. But it’s true. Whenever we do outdoorsy stuff like this, I really enjoy myself.