Friday, March 14, 2014

From my Front Porch ~ March 14, 2014

Welcome back to my weekly series, From my Front Porch, where I share updates from my home and family. My hope is that you'll fix yourself a cup of coffee or tea and imagine us sitting together on my front porch, chatting about life and catching up on the latest news!  I hope you'll join me each Friday on My Front Porch!  

It's quite chilly this morning, so grab a hot drink and a jacket and sit with me on my front porch, while I tell you about our big adventure!

This week we went with our homeschool co-op on a field trip to Atlanta to learn more about our state government.  

We left very early Monday morning and caravaned to the big ATL, stopping for lunch at Truett's Grill, a 50's style diner version of our beloved Chick-fil-A. 

From there we went to the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, which I can't say that I loved.  It was so full of evolutionary lies, and after going to the Creation Museum last summer, this was a pretty big disappointment to me.  Nevertheless, I did enjoy the IMAX movie  -  "Journey to the South Pacific."

Monday evening we went to Carrabba's Italian Grill, where we enjoyed a delicious meal and a fun time of fellowship with one another. Then, finally to the hotel for some R&R!  

We had to be up early again Tuesday morning so we could eat breakfast and be checked out of our hotel and enroute to the Capitol by 7:45 am. Thankfully, God "parted the Red Sea" and enabled all of us to make our way through the Atlanta traffic and arrive within minutes of one another at the Capitol!  

Our beautiful Capitol building was built in 1889 and the dome was later gilded with gold from the mountains of Georgia.

After assembling for a picture with the Lieutenant Governor, we all took our seats in the gallery and waited for the senate to convene.  Watching a senate session was very interesting, and quite different from what any of us expected. At one point we were introduced by "the Senator from the 3rd District," pictured below.

After the senate session, we found some lunch, and then headed back to the Capitol for a tour with the most fascinating tour guide, followed by a Georgia Trivia Scavenger Hunt on the fourth floor.

We concluded our trip with a stop in our Senator's office.

We got home about 10 pm Tuesday night, exhausted, but blessed by our educational and fun field trip to our State Capitol!  We've spent the rest of the week recuperating from our adventure!  At first I thought I was just tired because I was getting old, but the kids have been just as tired!  ;)

Any fun adventures at your house this week??

Thanks for stopping by my front porch for a visit! I'd love for you to take a moment to "sign my guest book" (leave a comment!) so I can know that you stopped by and enjoyed your visit!  Please join me again next Friday on my front porch!  


Rachael DeBruin said...

Looks like you all had a lot of fun :) Rachael @Diamonds in the Rough

Taylor Sapp said...

I so love reading your blog :-) It always brings a smile to me face. Also, next time you're in the "Kia Neighborhood" would you mind dropping off one of your flexi-pin catalogs for me? My bonus daughters loved the two I have!!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by Taylor!! I will surely drop off a catalog the next time I'm over that way! :). Have a blessed day!! :)

tealady said...

Sounds like you all had a great time,I think I would have enjoyed it myself.I so enjoy your blog this morning I came with a nice warm cup of coffee from Wisconsin.

Katie said...

Looks like a great field trip! Our homeschool group just took a field trip to the sea turtle center at Jekyll Island and I thought of you as we passed the big bridge heading your way. :)

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