Photos by Drew
Just about all of this last week was cold and rainy, so when the skies cleared up and the temperatures got warm this weekend I couldn’t have been happier. Today especially–it was 80 degrees in Atlanta and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and it would have been silly to have spent the day inside, so we mostly did outside things. Drew rode his bike in the morning and I ran, and then in the afternoon we picked up some tomato basil mozzarella sandwiches at the always good Belly General Store and made our way east to Panola Mountain State Park.
Panola Mountain is kind of like Arabia Mountain–they’re fairly close to each other and both have the weird rock lunar-like landscapes that seem so out of place around Atlanta. At Panola we couldn’t find a way to get onto the rocky mountain itself, so mostly we just stuck to trails, except for when we snuck up to a little cliff to eat our lunch. It was quiet and peaceful, and we saw two lizards, and far off into the distance you could see Stone Mountain, and it didn’t feel like Atlanta at all.
When we got home at night we made Greek salad for dinner and watched the first two parts of HBO’s Mildred Pierce, which I so far like for 1930s-ness, but dislike sometimes because I like the Joan Crawford version so much. I wish every movie had Joan Crawford in it.