Sunday, March 15, 2009

Many apologies for not writing that much last night. It was supper time and I happen to be very fond of food. We left Thursday morning with Grandmother to go to Atlanta,GA. It took FOREVER to get there. Once we got to the hotel we unpacked and went to Mama's friend Debbie's house for supper.
Friday morning we went to the Atlanta Civic Center to see the King Tut exhibit. It turned out to be a lot more than King Tut. They had statues of of previous kings and some other stuff. There was a make-up bottle, chest, toilet seat, cat's sarcophagus, death mask, and a ton of jewelry. At the very end King Tut finally made an appearance. He actually wasn't there, just his stuff. They had his canopic jars and his bed. The reeds in his bed were original. What if our beds lasted for three thousand years? King Tut probably didn't jump on his. For whatever reason he deemed it necessary to take finger and toe protectors with him to the afterlife. Not that you could really stub your toe on anything with gold shoes. At the next to last room they had a statue of Tut. It was huge.

I think I liked the terracotta army best of all. They were life size and so detailed. They had hair drawn in and individual faces. They also included some swans and acrobats from the tomb. My favorite was the horses. They had them pulling chariots and they looked real. They weren't life size, but that would take up too much room. We weren't allowed to take pictures, so I don't think I can do a very good job describing either of the exhibits. You'll just have to go see them yourselves.

Friday evening we went to Debbie's sister Diana's house for supper. She has two daughters, Carrey and Grace who are absolutely awesome.

Saturday we went to the Georgia Aquarium. Here we were allowed to take pictures and we took a ton. Below is a photo of the beluga whale.

After the aquarium we went to the Martin Luther King Jr. building. That was pretty cool. By then everybody was worn out and hungry so we didn't stay long. Saturday evening I started to feel bad, which was absolutely rotten. At least it was at the end of the week and not the beginning.

Sunday morning we left. Of course it was all befuddled with the time change and me being sick. Finally, we decided to just ignore the time change and go about our business. On our way home we stopped by to see Grandmother's cousin. That was neat. He had a digital picture frame that had a ton of pictures on it and would bring them up one at a time. A bit before that they had gotten 8 inches of snow! How unfair. They live in South Carolina and get more snow than we do.
So, that completes Atlanta.

Now for before and after. The Friday before our trip a friend from church, Stephanie, got meningitis. This is the third time. Please pray for her.
We also finished lambing. 17 in all. We were hoping for 20 but some of them died and some ewes who should have twinned only singled. Allison, thanks for your idea. We're going to use it. I don't think I can describe lambs either. You'll have to come see them, too.

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