16 May 2010

fun in the big city...

Brad decided we needed a little family fun this weekend... and thought we should get out of town. We took big girl back to the kennel (its good for her to branch out and try new things), and headed north. We didn't stay right downtown Atlanta because the army doesn't pay that well. we stayed a little south and headed downtown in the morning, I guess we arrived around 10ish or so...

We had read online that there was a kite festival at the Olympic centennial park. Wilson has wanted to see "where the Olympics were" since the winter Olympics so we thought this would be a good opportunity.

Here is a huge fountain in the park just across the street from cnn's headquarters. (by the time we left a few hours later, there were TONS of kids in bathing suits playing in that fountain).the atlanta braves were trying to drum-up some fans, so the boys took a swing...
walker kept swinging & missing, but finally connected...
sorry, Rene, I know this might break your heart... but the boys posed rather cheerfully in front of this thing... Walker even slapped his "braves" sticker onto the front of his t-shirt... (which later led a couple to believe that he was a big fan, and they started waving their arm up & down karate-chop-style as if we knew what that meant).
they had a little station where the kids could decorate a paper kite and then add string & a tail...
...and give them a whirl. the boys loved it.
we then walked across the street to the Pemberton park, which is between The World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. The boys & daddy posed with Dr. Pemberton (coke guy). We strolled around a bit more and then headed off to lunch...
We went to The Varsity diner, world's largest drive-in. But we walked in and ate. Brad had chili dogs...
I had to try the fried pies. Peach. (Wilson actually hated it, but he went along with the pose for me).
The boys got paper hats to remember the visit.
Walker might get into advertising some day...

Umm, the folks in Atlanta are a bit more outspoken than the people around these parts. Two women told me that they loved my husband's t-shirt, and one lady stopped Brad at the diner so she could show it to her husband. Hehehe.

3 comments:

  1. I'm concerned that Walker only had one leg in the pic with doc pemberton! I think you all are lookin good...maybe Great! I love kites!!!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!!

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  3. Ha! I can't begrudge the kids a national league team, just as long as they know who to root for in the american league. love ya, rene

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