Back from our trip to the place of Noel's birth, to the metropolis where we played and absorbed culture during our University of Georgia days, to the team that haunts our childhoods and commands our undying loyalty. Back from Atlanta, where we seized the excuse provided by a colleague's wedding to introduce our children to some of the city's riches. Here are a few highlights.
We got to experience two, count 'em, two Staybridge Suites about a mile apart! This photo was taken outside the first one.
Walking the downtown streets.
Archer utterly confused this attendant at the World of Coca-Cola's secret formula vault exhibit with a robotboy question.
Granny Lou and Papa were with us for a couple of days, and the kids worked hard to give them enough love to last until the next visit.
We may not have eaten very healthy, but we ate very happy, including this Johnny Rockets lunch ...
... followed by rock candy on a stick.
We got to hang with old friends from our UGA days.
These are the kinds of smiles that happen inside a Legoland Discovery Center.
And these are the kind that happen when you're in the home of Hammerin' Hank.
Look at that form!
He's trying to stretch it to three! Really testing the arm of that right fielder!
More old friends at the ball game.
Our tomahawk chop took a while to get coordinated.
Cady Gray insisted on keeping score.
An enthusiastic rendering of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame."
Outside Staybridge Suites #2. It's a long story.
The Georgia Aquarium mesmerized Cady Gray.
Peeking at penguins.
There was even a fish for Archer.
CG picked up so many feathers for her collection that I was sure she would fly away on our many long walks.
Our friend Stephen probably wears suits frequently. This is the first time Noel's been in one in many a year.
MARTA was Archer's favorite Atlanta attraction. Goodbye, Peach City -- we'll see you again soon!