Today the kiddos and I headed out for some big adventures. The first stop on our big adventure was Brasstown Bald, which is the highest peak in Georgia at 4,784 feet.
The boys were absolutely in awe. They might have actually stopped playing their games to look out the car windows as we drove up the mountain.
However, I don’t think they were too fond of the super steep 6/10 of a mile hike to the top. My legs were burning, but that could also have been to the 30 pounds of kid and pack on my back.
Once we were at ten top the views were pretty awesome.
We also watched a short video about the mountain. The boys were most excited that the highest temperature ever recorded at the top was 84 degrees. It might have something to do with the fact it has been much warmer than that here lately.
After the short video, the boys did a scavenger hunt through the museum that was located at the top. Honestly I was surprised how much they enjoyed it.
After the boys earned their prizes for the scavenger hunt, we headed back down the mountain and off to our next adventure if gem mining. The boys rocked through this so fast I hardly got any pictures. Thing 4 “helped” by collecting everyone’s rocks for them. The boys were really fascinated by the different gen they found, which of course, prompted lots of questions.
Thing 1 also picked out and busted a geode ope to reveal some pretty crystals inside. One thing they found interesting was that not all geodes have crystals in them.
Once our gem adventure was over we headed to a local dairy to get fresh ice cream. This has become a standard stop anytime we head to the north Georgia mountains. I also believe this was Thing 4’s favorite stop.
We had such a great day. So great that all the kids were tired and went to bed early!
Just another day Raising the Cameron Clan!