Thursday, September 14, 2017

Stone Mountain Girls' Weekend

Oh how I love a getaway with my friends! I absolutely love Getzy and the kids, but sometimes us moms need to just step away from the day to day and shake things up a bit with some girl time.  

I was invited to play poker a few years back with a group of fabulous ladies. Like seriously some of the best women you could have in your life. They are sarcastic, open, easy and above all . . . kind. These are the type of women that celebrate your wins and share in your losses.  

We leave for our annual girls' trip today so I thought I would throw it back to last year and recap our adventures in 2016. Strolling down memory lane has gotten me even more excited for this year!

Of course I knew I'd have a great time because of the company, but I wasn't thrilled about last year's location . . . Stone Mountain outside of Atlanta. I wasn't doing the planning so I also wasn't doing the complaining . . . believe it or not, I can occasionally just go with the flow.  

In the end, the location proved to be genius for a variety of reasons. First, it wasn't too far from home so when one friend had to come late because of kid obligations, easy enough. When another friend had to leave for a funeral in Augusta, she was able to return and finish the weekend with friends. When Getzy so rudely booked his work trip to leave on Saturday instead of Sunday, I was able to get home easily and not have to miss the whole trip. He was heading overseas so I begrudgingly understood his need to cut my trip short . . . oh, and his job pays the bills so I guess there's that too! But the main reason it was a great location was because there was so much to do without ever leaving the park!  

Let's back up to our adventures on the way there though! Our friend Christy suggested we try this place called Treat Your Feet . . . a 60 minute foot massage was $30. I thought she had her math wrong but just went with it! 

You guys . . . it was awesome! We were all together in one big room, each in a cozy recliner. They dimmed the lights and spa music was playing. All of the massage therapists came in at once and got started. It was like a reflexology massage . . . pressure points and all. About half way through they all left together and then returned with hot stones and rubber mallets. Hey now. They used the stones to rub our legs and the mallets to whack them . . . never had that before, but I'd do it again . . . get your freak on!

Then towards the end they ask us to turn around . . . like put your feet where your head was and your head goes on the ottoman at the bottom of the chair. Then they do a pressure point massage on your face and head and a serious arm stretch. Then just like that it was over. It was divine. They worked us over for sure . . . Lynn thinks the mallets should come first since they were not as relaxing and then the leg rubs. She has a point for sure! But I liked it all! And you can't beat it for $30 bucks!  No pics because the lighting was weird. 

We left there ready for lunch. We were apparently having an Asian themed day so we made our way to a delicious Thai restaurant.
I love me some Thai food . . . not too spicy though. Most of the time I'm super boring and order the same thing . . . Massaman Curry. Yum.
Then we headed to an Asian bakery but opted for the Thai rolled ice cream instead. It was good but not worth the price, in my opinion. But it was sure cool to watch them make it.
Off to the Asian market next . . . we were just killing time until we could check in to our hotel. This place was fascinating. The diversity of the food was just amazing . . . like do people really eat this stuff?!? Why yes, yes they do!
Finally, time to head to Stone Mountain Park! We were staying at the Inn right in the park. It was a bit old and dated but the rooms were huge.  
We were all ready for dinner . . . except one! Here we are waiting (im)patiently in the car for her! 
On Friday we got to enjoy the 48th annual Yellow Daisy Festival! I've been for several years and just love it.  It's a craft fair with some antiques and food stuffs thrown in for good measure. It's always so stinking hot but totally worth it!
After that we chilled out in the rooms . . . ate snacks, drank wine and played poker . . . as poker ladies do! Then it was time to clean up and head out to dinner!
And here we are waiting on that special someone again! 
We ate at a restaurant right in the park . . . it was nice and didn't have to go too far! And we always have time to stop for a photo op!
More poker. More wine. More snacks. And of course I was the DJ . . . it's my jam! Geez, that makes me sound old.

I tried something new on Saturday though . . . so nah, I'm not old.  
It was so fun. Way better than I thought. I was kind of freaked out about falling when I first started but then once you get it, you get it. We were all so proud of ourselves . . . as you can tell by all the pictures!
And we zipped all around Stone Mountain Park. I really think it would be awesome to always tour like this . . . you can cover so much ground!
Here we are at the best picture spot in the park!
And of course, a picture with the best tour guides! We would totally recommend the Segway Tours at Stone Mountain.
And after that . . . boo, hiss. I left early to head home . . . but while I'm always ready to go, I'm more than ready to get home. I'm so excited for this year . . . we aren't going too far, but we have some fun adventures planned! I'll tell you about it next week!

1 comment

  1. Mmmmm Massaman chicken is one of my favorite dishes ever. SO GOOD!!! I love Stone Mountain. I used to have an annual membership when I lived in Georgia and went nearly every weekend in the summer. I loved to just walk/run there and watch the laser show at night. I didn't know they had Segway Tours! Honestly, it has been a few years since I have been and I am itching to take Zoe. That is where Chris and I got engaged, and where my family spent so much time together when I was younger. It is such a special place for me. It sounds like you girls had such a fun time!!!