Stone Mountain and Improv
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Once again I found myself back in Atlanta after working in Tennessee. This visit was spent much the same as the others - visit with my sister and brother-in-law and walking. My sister and I started in Grant Park in downtown Atlanta. This large park is home to the Atlanta Zoo, which we did not go to. Two reasons: 1) I had just been to a zoo a few weeks prior, and 2) it was spring break in Atlanta and the zoo was packed!!! We had to park on the street on the extreme opposite end of the zoo, which was just as well since we were there to walk.
The park didn't have much for trails - mostly paved roads that aren't open to traffic. The flowers were blooming and street musicians performing.
Later on, the next day actually, we went out to Stone Mountain. I was last here in January and they just had a few inches of snow and most of the park was actually closed.
So after our climb and shopping spree (I also bought my mom a spoon for her collection), we went home and retired to a little bit of guitar hero and a nap. That night we went to the Whole World Improv Theatre (see review). It was hilarious! I love improv! We each got a few drinks and sat on couches waiting to get in. Actors came around asking for suggestions for various aspects of the show (famous people, dialects, tv shows, etc) and some of those were used during the performance.
Oh, and before we got to the Improv, a huge thunderstorm hit and it poured like crazy. We stopped for gas, and noticed the roads were flooded with a few inches of water. As we were leaving, we experienced a bit of city crime. A car pulled in with the driver holding on to the passenger around the neck. The passenger had the door open and was stuggling to get out before the car even stopped (it would have hit us if it hadn't stopped). The guy fell out and started running, the driver followed with a gun. Scary! I just wanted to get out of there, but we couldn't. The traffic was really bad (as in driving really slow) in the rain and we couldn't pull out. Last I saw, they were both getting into the car and no shots had been fired. Scary!