October 02, 2004
The Crumpet Who Went Up A Mountain and Came Down a Mountain
It's actually beginning to seem like fall around here, at least in the evenings. During the day, we've had temperatures in the 80s - still hot to me. But I've turned off the air conditioning, hopefully for good this year.
We went to Stone Mountain, where there was a chili cook-off. There was good chili and not-so-good chili, which we sampled like shots from tiny plastic cups. There were at least 300 different booths; there was no way we could try them all. After we had our fill of chili and the beer-soaked crowds, we headed over to walk up the mountain, which I'd never done before. It was a bit of an effort for me, as the afternoon was hot and I should've worn something more breathable and looser-fitting than jeans. Once we reached the top, the view was a bit obscured by smog. We sat down for a bit, taking in the view with all the other people who arrived either by walking or by taking the skylift. It was nice to lay back on the rock and just see the sky overhead.
The walk back down was much easier. Still, need to resume regular visits to the gym. We went ahead and got a year-long parking pass - that way we can come back and walk on the trails. And maybe the next time I walk up the mountain, I won't be quite so winded.
Sidenote: The laser show has to be seen to be believed. It's cheesy, but it's one of those Atlanta things that ought to be experienced. The show runs on Saturday evenings for the rest of October, and then that's it for the year. So if anyone wants to go....