Thursday, July 12, 2007

Trip to Downtown Atlanta

A peak into where the senate meets


Looking down from the fourth floor of the Capital dome . . .

. . . and looking up! Keri Lynn was unimpressed because there were no beautiful pictures painted on the dome ceiling like in Washington D.C. The rest of us uncultured folk were impressed immensely.

The floor at the foot of the dome.

Who's kids are at the top of the stairs? Are they singing "I think I'm going to like it here"? Is that from Annie? Oh, no! They're MY kids! Get. Down. From. There. Now!"

After I took this picture outside of the Capital Building, I went inside and saw the same picture with the same angle in one of the displays. Aren't I clever! (If I do say so myself.)

The kids hang out with Jimmy Carter.

A statue of Thomas Watson. I don't remember what he was to the state of Georgia, but I did very much like the following quote . . .

" . . . Democratic institutions exist by reason of their virtue. If ever they perish, it will be when you have forgotten the past, become indifferent to the present, and utterly reckless as to the future."

Jessica and Keri Lynn

Gordon, the first governor of Georgia, and a handful of kids

Lady Liberty and seven kids who, God willing, will never take her for granted.

Keri Lynn at one of the entrances into the Underground Mall.

Kylie Louise -- can a kid get any cuter?

Kristofer is going to be turning (gulp) 14 next month! Ack!

Mr. Cool Dude

The girls enjoy the fountain.

Dan and Jess

Kathleen with Uncle Danny

Do they look like they've been enjoying their vacation? I think so. And they deserve it, having been teaching all year. Danny taught his very first class of Kindergartners and Jessica taught a combo class of gifted 4th and 5th graders.

Kathleen tries on some of those big sunglasses that are so popular right now.

Are we in San Francisco or Atlanta?

Kade wouldn't mind driving this one off the lot.

The boys

5 comments:

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I really liked see all the picture and all the fun you were having.

The post that showed the snake was awful. I am scared silly of snakes. Boy, I wonder what kind it was. It was sure very big and I bet ugly. connie

A Note From Theresa said...

Those was some really neat pictures. Looks like you all had fun.

jennifer said...

I love that I just had a tour of Atlanta!! Kids are all very cute!

Qtpies7 said...

I was going to comment on this yesterday, but I wanted to find the pic of my kids at the fountain in Atlanta Underground to send you to at my blog first, then I got side tracked, I don't know why, its not like I have 7 kids or anything, lol.
http://qtpies7.blogspot.com/2006/08/our-blessings.html
We have been there with the kids twice. Once before Trinity, and once with her. Sam only got to go in-utero. So we'll have to go back again one day and hope that all my kids can be there. Drew and Kaytlin will soon be moving on. :-(

Sonya said...

We travel to the Atlanta area almost every year but have never been to the underground mall. Have heard great things about it though so I'll give it a try when we go in October! I also loved reading and seeing the pics of your capital building tour! Thanks for sharing!