Saturday, August 26, 2017

See Rock City!

One of my days in Georgia, we took a road trip up to Lookout Mountain, GA and Rock City. There are signs for Rock City all over the south, all with the trademark red bird house. I went a few years back with the Cambridge college trip, but we only visited Rock City itself, not the other local attractions, and the rest of the family hadn't been there. It was such a warm day, but we had a lot of fun together, enjoying God's creation.
suspension bridge
We could see seven states!
  
When we left Rock City, we made our way to Ruby Falls, a fully underground waterfall. We enjoyed the cavern, all the cool formations in the stalagmites and stalactites, and when we finally made it to the waterfall we were amazed at how tall it was. 

Our third stop on the Rock City tour was the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway. At 72.7 degrees, it's the steepest railway in the world (although it didn't feel as steep as the railway in Australia's Blue Mountains). We rode the mile up Lookout Mountain, enjoyed the lookouts (no pun intended), and made our way back down the mountain, sitting in the very front of the train. It was a neat ride.

What a fun adventure with my family!

Fun Days in Georgia

While I was in Georgia this summer, we had a lot of fun, a lot of lazy time around the pool, a lot of games (the "Family Olympics", Isbells vs. McKnights), and a lot of time together. It was a really nice visit.
I love these two boys!



Family Olympics - we played Corn Hole, pool volleyball, "Horse", Boggle (I won!), pictionary, and other games. The families ended coming out exactly even, so we called it a tie. :)

Mom bought a new float before I got home - it's a nerd emoji. We ALL enjoyed it - it's very comfortable, and big enough for three full-grown adults! I had to go and buy one for myself, but it's so big I haven't yet inflated it - not sure where I would put it in my apartment, and it's too big to keep inflating/reinflating.

One night while I was there, Mom and I went out to the Legacy Theater to see their production of "Beauty and the Beast." It was well done, though Mom was right when she said it was hard to go from Broadway to community theater in less than two weeks. Still, it was a fun night out with her.

Dad and I spent time during the last week I was there building a plant stand for my balcony. We turned the garage into a wood shop. Dad did the sawing, I did most of the staining, and we designed it so I could take it home in 4 pieces and easily carry it up the stairs. I put it back together in my apartment, and it looks great on my balcony holding many of my plants.

One day we took a day trip up to Sweetwater Creek State Park and went hiking up to the ruins of the old historic mill that was in the recent Mockingjay movies. Brodie got to go with us, and he loved swimming in the creek when he got too hot. 

I am really thankful for such a fun extended visit in Georgia with my family.