As noted in yesterday's blog, today was intended to be a rest day on account of it being New Years Day n'all. But we did manage to fit some stuff in today, nonetheless.
After waking at around 0830 h and fetchin' breakfast we headed out on a mission. I guess it's at this point that only 'The Walking Dead' fans (the AMC hit television show) will appreciate our mission. Some of you may not be aware that 'The Walking Dead' is shot in and around Atlanta and the greater Georgia State. So we set about trying to find a few of the more recognisable 'The Walking Dead' locations, two in particular. The first was Rick's house as shown here from the series:
|Rick walks down the front steps of his home in this scene from 'The Walking Dead'|
|This scene was shot in residential Atlanta across the road from Grant Park and the Atlanta Zoo|
|From 'The Walking Dead'. Check out the dead bodies|
|This scene was shot at the Administrative Offices of the Atlanta Mission, note that in the show there was a fair amount of CGI used|
|Not quite a Zombie, but pretty scary nonetheless|
We had hoped to get some tobogganing and tubing action on man-made snow at Stone Mountain which is very popular at this time of the year, but unfortunately it was completely booked out. But all was not lost, we intended to get to the top and that's exactly what we did via the Skyride (a Swiss-built cable car).
|Squired Plaza, or as we would call it...Base Camp|
|Blurry cable cars|
|Our ride up Stone Mountain|
With the sky a beautiful clear blue, it was certainly pretty cold atop of Stone Mountain.
|The top of Stone Mountain reception area|
|Cool cats atop of Stone Mountain with little Atlanta in the background|
|Evidence of me on top of Stone Mountain|
|The 'almost' family photo|
|Kyle is all tuckered out after that laborious cable car ride|
|What the skies were like today|
|Clearly the power-nap helped Kyle enormously|
|Our ride down the Mountain|
|The Confederate Memorial carving|
|Some of the 'snow' activities which were booked out|
We also did a small bit of shopping in Lithonia on the way back to the Hotel, before Schuyler and I ventured out for a very short while to try some night shots. We came back quickly when it started raining.
|Schuyler in action|
We finished the day trying out a 'Varsity' restaurant which was pretty good and cheap as well. I even bought a t-shirt.
Well that's all for today folks. Tomorrow is our last full day in Atlanta.