Snow Mountain Day

January 9, 2018

The temperatures here in Georgia the past couple of weeks have hit record breaking lows. We’re talking teens for Fahrenheit, thats below zero on the Celsius scale. Baltic by even Baltic standards. Yet, not a snowflake in sight. “Too cold to snow” they say, which to me doesn’t make a lick of sense. Might the snow clouds be too frozen to release their flakes?? A question I feel best left to the pondering within my brain, least I ask it to a smug “in the know” weather expect (or person who believes themselves to be) and subject myself to laughter based largely on mockery, followed by a lengthy speech based largely on climatology and atmospheric physics. #snore. Anyway, freezing weather or not, last week we made our way Stone Mountain Park, to participate in their annual Snow Mountain. True we might have questioned our stupidity level on the drive there when we noticed the temperature gauge in the car reading 17F (thats a -8C). But in true Irish fashion, uttering those 5 magic words, “feck it sure its grand“, we reassured ourselves that our decision to power on was in fact anything but stupid. But it was cold. Biting cold. Luckily the Snow Mountain fun requires a high level of physical effort, dragging tubes that the boys insisted on sitting in, up a series of ramps to the top of the slopes. That definitely kept the blood flowing and the body temps toasty.

Here we are, Stone Mountain Park, ready to ride the slopes. My camera for this adventure was my iPhone, giving the nature of the activity, it was just a more practical way to capture photos.

Cullen, Keane and their friend, Bryson not making this up hill tube dragging any easier.

Keane and Bryson first to go.

A successful ride down and the boys wait for Aisha (Bryson’s mom) to tube her way to the bottom.

The brothers.

Bryson and Aisha.

Cullen & Keane.

Then we all decided to ride the Avalanche. A tube big enough to take us all.

There we go.

After 2 hours of tubing the big slopes, we hit up the smaller slopes, where the kids can ride endlessly and by themselves.


Cullen loved it.

The snow here is manufactured, a type of shaved ice, so its hard, not soft and fluffy and it doesn’t really stick together well for building. But it didn’t stop the boys from doing all the stuff you do in the snow when you 3 & 5 yrs old.

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