Thursday, February 12, 2009

Is it Live or is it Memorex?

So guess where we're going this weekend? You Northerners and Mid-Westerners are going to have a field day with this. We're going to Snow Mountain at Stone Mountain -- a winter wonderland with sledding, snow tubing, and snow-man building right in the heart of...Atlanta. Where there is no snow. It's an artificial winter wonderland. I know, right? Some of y'all are probably like, "Seriously, you're going pay money to go play in this stuff that I'd pay good money to get rid of??!"

But see, at least you guys get some snow. And admit it, when it first falls, it's exciting, right? I can't even tell you the last time we had snow. And no, that half-inch? we got last January (that was gone the next morning) does not count.


Actually, I can tell you the last time we had snow...January of 2005. Bubba was too small to remember it and Punkin was...I started to say just a twinkle in my eye, but I had so much morning sickness with her that there was no twinkle to be seen anywhere near my eyes.

So, we're going to get our snow anyway we can. This trip is actually a gift from my mom. We have some great snow memories in our family. Is it just my imagination -- or global warming? -- or did it used to snow more than it does now? She wants my kids to have some fun snow memories too. And since it doesn't look like we're going to get any the "natural" way, we'll take our snow however we can get it. And the kids are beyond excited. Bubba has already told us how he's going to roll himself into a snowball and roll down the hill. I can't WAIT to see that!

I wonder if they'll let me bring my pizza pan?

8 comments:

Debbie said...

Our southern fake snow is perfectly fine. And it doesn't get all dirty like that northern snow:)

Michele said...

Have fun! I can't wait to hear how it goes. My kids have mentioned how some of their friends have gone to Snow Mountain, but I have ignored them so far. Let me know the ages that you see.

Fannie said...

You're right - for those of us up north this just sounds CRAZY. But then I think back to how much my kids loved to play in the snow, so go have yourselves a good time!

Katie in MA said...

You're right. It is crazy. CRAZY fun! And much cheaper than tix to fly somewhere with snow. (Real snow. Heh. Guess I had to throw that in there after all!)

God, I wish snow. Why doesn't TX have fake snow like that? A good frolic in the snow with the kids is just what I need. (That and a good martini.)

Laura said...

everything here in L.A. is fake...see nothing wrong with fake snow! Have fun!

HalfAsstic.com said...

OH! I want to see pictures!
Today? The air conditioner was running off and on aaaaall day long. *sigh*

Burgh Baby said...

Hope you had a great time. Where are the photos? We're waiting!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

I'm fine with the whole thing. Was someone making fun of you? And, where's the pictures?