March 22, 2021-Spring Break 2021

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We slept wonderfully well last night in the Bass Pro parking lot. Robby did hear a few sirens since we are fairly near the interstate, but that didn't bother me at all. And I wasn't bothered by the chilly temps in the camper either. 

When Robby took Bentley out at 7, Anderson and Reagan did ask for another blanket since they were a little bit chilly. Robby tells the kids every night to wake him up if they are cold or hot, and even last night he said that he didn't sleep great because he kept waking up making sure it was a decent temperature. It is hard to regulate the temp really well in a tin box. We are more prepared tonight-the heat is set and ready to go. 

We knew that check in was this afternoon, so we were in no hurry to leave where we were. So we leisurely ate our breakfasts-Robby had a boudain kolache from last night's Buccees. I had a blueberry scone from there along with some cinnamon rolls that some of the kids split-it was all absolutely delicious. What a wonderful way to start the day. We honestly should have bought more.

To kill a bit of time before getting on the road, we walked through Bass Pro. We didn't plan to buy anything, but we bought a poop scooper and the Crafts bought a set of walkie talkies. And can you just imagine how much fun the walkie talkies were the next 2 hours as we went on down the road heading to Atlanta.

Seriously, they helped keep the kids entertained, and Robby and I were pretty entertained ourselves. It didn't seem like that long of a drive. Soon we were entering the Stone Mountain Campground. We found our spots-they are basically dug into the side of a hill. There isn't much flat ground around here so even finding a spot for our chairs was a bit difficult. 

After walking around some and grabbing a few snacks, we loaded up to ride the Summit Skyride to the top of the mountain. It was a little bit pricey, but memories seem to be pricey. Ha! It was fun-I had thought that at least one kiddo would have been afraid of the super high tram, but no one seemed to be bothered by it.

Earlier at camp, it was a little bit warm, but on top of the mountain, it wasn't warm at all. The wind was blowing and it was pleasant and almost a bit chilly. We toyed with the idea of walking down the mountain, but since we had already paid and paid dearly for the tram, we rode down.

After riding down, we went to the stone carving to view it. The kids enjoyed playing in the field so much. They would run and run. I am sure that they were a little bit worn out on the short ride back to the campground. When we came back, we walked around some more-Bentley even went on a few walks. She never walks well for me on the leash, but for the others she seems to do decent. Though it doesn't take long for her to get tired. 

The kids rode their bikes and just really had a great afternoon here. We all cooked hamburgers for our suppers. Anderson suggested that I make mac and cheese, so since I had a box I was able to do that. After eating, we pulled out our s'mores and went to town with those. The kids heated them up on Casey's charcoal grill since we didn't make a fire tonight. It was cool, but really wasn't that cool.

It was about 11:30, before my camper was quiet. We came in much earlier, but it takes a bit of time for us all to cycle through the showers. The kids and Bentley were all pretty tired from the day-we have lots of fun things planned tomorrow so we all need some sleep tonight.

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