Saturday, July 5, 2008

What I Did for Independence Day

Not having anything better to do, I decided to celebrate our country's independence with these people.

I was surprised to learn that some people camp out all day just to get a good view of the fireworks in the evening. I took the photo below at about 9:30 in the morning. The laser show started at 9:30 at night.

It wasn't until about an hour and a half before that show when I realized that there was no room to put a lawn chair if I had had one that I understood why people would spend all day starring at a giant rock. I climbed that big rock and along the way I saw the kids below, trying to get closer to one of the buzzards that landed near us.

After having worn myself out climbing, I chose to ride the lift back down.

I ate dinner at Miss Katie's. The food was good and there was plenty of it, but their concept of throwed rolls is laughable. Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, Missouri started this throwed roll craze. I've been there and it made sense. A guy is walking around with a pan full of rolls and when you want another roll he'll throw one to you. At Miss Katies, the waitress comes to the table with the order and puts everything except for the roll on the table. She then says, "Our specialty is throwed rolls. Are you ready to catch it?" Rather than just putting it on the table, she gives the thing a toss of about two feet and the customers are supposed to catch it. That just goes to show that imitation is rarely as good as the original.

Overall, my visit to Stone Mountain was fun, I don't think I would go out of my way to visit a second time.