Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Pay for Snow?

Well, you wouldn't believe it from the winter we have had, but typically Atlanta does not get snow in the winter. And if it does, it is just a light dusting. Because we don't typically get snow, Stone Mountain Park has a snow park every winter. At this park, you can sled, build snowmen, have snowball fights etc. To keep the snow on the ground, they actually have a bunch of snow machines like they do on ski slopes to keep it powdery white! I was so excited to go there, so I bought us tickets. Our ticket time on the mountain began at 8 am and was for 2 hours. We got up that morning at 6:30, got some donuts and coffee, and hit the road for the 1 hour drive to Stone Mountain. We had the best time!! Jackson got to go sledding and we built a snowman. It was very cute with lots of decorations for the snowman. At one point, Jackson's snowman was wearing a very colorful clown wig! After our 2 hours in the snow, we changed our clothes and headed to the Christmas portion of the park. We went and saw the polar bear express in 4D, which Jackson loved! It was a 20 minute show and was really fun. It they were eating hot chocolate on the show, you could smell hot chocolate. If it was snowing on the show, it would snow on you. It was really a great time and we are going to make it part of our Christas tradition. Little did we know that in just a few short weeks, we would have our own dumping of 4 inches of free snow!!

Jackson building his tiny little snowman!

Tube sledding!

Get my gloves off!!

First sledding experience! I think this really warmed him up for the real thing.

Gingerbread house! Jackson wasn't sure who was going to come out after he knocked on the door, so he took off.
Ahhh the choo choo train. This was really sad. Stone mountain has a real train with a 4 mile track. Jackson was patiently waiting in line to ride the train and gleefully saying "I ride choo choo train!" Unfortunately, after about 20 minutes, we found out the train had broken. He was so sad when we had to tell him that he couldn't ride the train. We will definately be going back so he can get his train ride!!
Stone mountain had this very cute fun barn that was 3 stories of slides, things to climb, and trampolines. Jackson had so much fun and loved to ride the horse.
Getting ready to slide down the hay chute!
This last picture was us at Atlantic Station. Every night, it snows it Atlantic Station, so we took Jackson there one night thinking he wouldn't get to see any snowfall. Boy were we wrong!!


Aunt Sarah said...

How fun! What great memories! I want to go to Stone Mountain too!!

Aunt Glo said...

I want to go too!! This really looks like so much fun! Jackson will be hitting the slopes anytime now!

Kiera said...

Looks so fun! Jackson would fit in well up north with all the snow!!!