A Holiday Stay at The Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain, GA

Our November trip to Stone Mountain, Georgia was a breath of fresh cold air. We stayed at the popular Evergreen Marriott Resort. This was the view from our balcony…gorgeous.IMG_4265

The Stone Mountain Theme Park park down the road a bit is always a beautiful sight to behold at night. One of the reasons we like to visit in the late fall is just to see all the Christmas lights and decorations.

There are seasonal story time characters sprinkled around the park as well as a nightly snow angel Christmas parade.

Daytime we made our trip to the summit of the mountain for a completely different view.

It feels a bit like a lunar landscape to me, though it’s just a huge chunk of granite in the middle of Georgia.

My sweet family! 

This Florida girl was freezing though. The temp was hovering somewhere in the low sixties. ; )

We were so glad to be able to have my niece and nephew join us for the weekend. We have missed them so much since their move to Georgia!

We celebrated Christmas a little early with the kids this year at breakfast on the last day of Thanksgiving weekend. 

Then we headed home through Atlanta traffic on a holiday weekend (gasp). Even with the traffic, shared many days well spent in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Best Bike Trail Near Blue Springs State Park, FL

Just outside the gate of Blue Springs State Park sits a trailhead to Volusia County’s impressive Spring to Spring Trail.

The trail is perfectly paved and just look at how it meanders back and forth and up and down, and might I add another up and down.

Truth be told, my legs were a wee bit wobbly after only 9 miles. This girl is used to the South Florida flats! My husband had to help me up an incline once or twice.

Hills and all, I haven’t ever ridden a more perfect trail. So, for me, a day riding the Spring to Spring, was still a day well spent.

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast is located in Indian Riverside Park. You can easily spend a day at the museum, then play on the beach and in the fountains.

The kids loved the pet vet exhibit.

The building room.

The body exhibit.

The giant play ship!

Publix shopping exhibit.

They played for hours and then some. Another day well spent.