Monday, November 19, 2007

It Was The Best of Times

On Saturday night, my family and journeyed over to Stone Mountain for the Stone Mountain Christmas attraction. We were hoping to have a good time.

We had a great time.

We arrived at the Stone Mountain exit around 4:00 p.m. and were immediately greeted with a brilliant display of autumn colors as we drove to the parking lot. The trip improved from there. First things first, we took in the new Polar Express attraction. My younger son, Christopher, enjoyed this one so much he begged to see it again (a wish we granted at the end of the evening).

From the Polar Express, we caught the Park’s own train, for a wonderful 20-minute ride. It was twilight. The waning sunlight had receded enough to make the Christmas-light displays interesting, while the light that remained sufficiently displayed the colors of the surrounding trees.

The parade and dinner quickly followed and both were enjoyable. The red pepper soup with smoked gouda cheese, that I enjoyed, was delicious and quite hot. Parkgoers for the remainder of the year will appreciate it more as the weather gets colder.

And of course, it’s Stone Mountain, which means there’s a Christmas laser show. Actually, there's more than showing, giving attendees several opportunities to see it.

There’s more to do than what I just described. However, a 10-year old and a 5-year old can only last so long. We left, but know we will be back next year.

The attraction lasts through December 30th. If you buy your tickets at Kroger, you can get two dollars off per ticket.

Plan to use cash to eat, unless you’re willing to wait 60-90 minutes for a sit down meal. And if you want to save more money, bring your own meal.

Still, if it’s cold out, the soup is really good and hot.


Laura M said...

We took your advice Friday and it was the best thing we have done in a long time. My 3 year old was in awe the entire time, the look on his face was enough to bring tears to my eyes. My 9 month old loved all the lights and decorations. The snow was perfect, the surprises at the Polar Express show were wonderful and the whole experience gave us the Christmas spirit.

Thanks for writing about it!

Walt M said...

Laura, glad you enjoyed it.