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Posted on Saturday, August 1st, 2009

Dave!Well today was certainly a big bucket-full of awesome win.

I spent the afternoon with Beth and Kevin, who were kind enough to go to lunch with me, then wander around MODA for a while. But the real treat was when they took me out to Stone Mountain Park. It's a pretty impressive place, featuring the world's largest piece of exposed granite. What makes it truly amazing is what you don't see... because most of this mammoth rock is buried underground. Hard to believe when you can't even fit the small exposed part into your field of vision from the parking lot...

Stone Mountain View

You can take a gondola to the top, which is pretty sweet considering there was no way I was climbing the thing in billion-degree heat!

Stone Mountain Cable Car

From the gondola, people look like ants crawling over the mountain...

Stone Mountain People Ants

Out on top of the rock is quite a view...

On top of Stone Mountain

From there we went back towards Atlanta for Davelanta3 at The Cheesecake Factory where an amazing time was had by all...

Everybody except Julie at Davelanta 3
Kevin, Beth, Diana, Kim, Val, Mr. & Mrs. Muskrat, Heather, and Anissa...
not pictured is Julie, who ditched our sorry asses so she could go to
a much better party with a group of much classier people!

I have to get up for work in four hours, so I'll post my recap, photos, and links tomorrow. But I do want to take a minute to thank everybody for coming. I can't believe what amazing people show up at these things, and it means the world to me that I get to hang out with y'all. How lucky am I to have made such good friends through this silly little blog?

I just hope that I didn't smell too funny after sweating off ten pounds on top of Stone Mountain.


  1. Had a great time, Dave! Any time you’re in Atlanta, give a shout and we’ll hang!

  2. Looks like another amazing Davetastic event. I always wish I could be there for each of them.

  3. claire says:

    Ooh, a megalith! Awesome.

  4. martymankins says:

    An awesome night. And an awesome day. Stone Mountain looks pretty cool. Must go there one day next time I’m in Atlanta.

  5. Avitable says:

    If it hadn’t been for last weekend’s trip to Chicago, I totally would have driven up for this.

  6. A Lewis says:

    Funny, I’ve been around the world….and heard of Stone Mountain before….but have never been there….. Wow!! What a beautiful, unique place…..I love it.

  7. Hilly says:

    Okay that is one party I am sorry I didn’t go to! What an awesome group of people!

  8. Justin Scott says:

    Oh it looks like so much fun! Dave St. Louis ASAP 😀 heck, why not Dave Columbia… It’s probably the bestis college town ever 😛

  9. Julie says:

    Hey, no fair! The whole time I was at the other place I was thinking I shouldn’t have left you guys! I had a blast! I agree with Heather, next time your in town, give a shout!

  10. whall says:

    Hmm. Museum Of Dave Art? I’d go!

  11. Kim says:

    I had a great time !! I’ll for sure be at the next one!!!

  12. Ren says:

    Stone Mountain is one of the few things I remember from when I lived in Atlanta as a kid. We moved away when I was 6, so that was a pretty strong memory.

  13. Jeff says:

    All those little ant people on that big rock gives me the willies! Do they have barriers preventing people from going too far over the front edge and falling to their death?

  14. Muskrat says:

    How cute are we? I love it!

  15. Ok…I realize I’m ridiculously late in commenting AND I still haven’t downloaded what is sure to be a fair avalanche of awesome from my camera….but it was beyond my expectations to finally get to meet you and to make new friends here in ATL thanks to you.

    You’re officially the of bloggers.


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