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#25. Picnic

It’s a race against time until my 30th birthday and crossing items off my 30 before 30 list. I had a friend visit last weekend so I figured it would be a good time to cross something off. She – as are many of my friends – was interested in going to see the laser show at Stone Mountain. Everyone should see the laser show at least once in their lifetime. Although I grew up going and spent my first job working some shifts at the show, I had not been in many years.

No, the laser show was not on my list but having a picnic was – and what better time than waiting on the lawn for the sun to set and the show to start?! We stopped at Kroger and grabbed some basics – popcorn chicken, pasta salad, and slices of cake – and paired that with the popcorn and drinks from home. It was a perfect night – actually starting to feel like fall and I had to put my long sleeve shirt on!

I love being outdoors and I love food – so picnics are the perfect past time. And the show wasn’t too bad either….though not the same as viewed as a child. If you’ve never been, it starts at dark (not even dusk, but dark), but get there at least an hour early if not before. Just throw your blanket down then there is plenty to keep you occupied, including people watching (my other favorite past time).

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Sunrise

I’m so lucky to have great friends to help me cross off items from my 30 Before 30 list. Last weekend I crossed off #9: sit and watch a sunrise. I like to workout in the early morning so I’ve seen my share of glimpses of sunrises. But there is a something amazing about just sitting and watching the sun rise. One of my favorite places is the top of Stone Mountain – so it was the perfect place to get in an early hike and watch the sun rise.

It was a beautiful clear morning – breezy on top of the mountain. Pictures are never as good but it was well worth the early wake up call.

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