Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pittsburgh Bound!

Rieley and I ventured out to Pittsburgh to see Hunter during parents weekend. We had a blast and didn't waste anytime while there. Thursday night Rieley and I ventured to the Carnegie Mellon Library for a couple of hours, while Hunter attended a meeting. Then we were off for a yummy dinner at one of the many super places to eat in Pittsburgh. Friday, we did some homeschooling while Hunter went to classes and we met Trey, for lunch at Paneras. Hunter and Emili joined us after classes and our adventures began. We went to NOLAs for dinner, Rieley didn't care for it as, she was tired and it was VERY loud. Saturday we went to the Phipps Observatory and saw many beautiful flowers and displays, dinner was at Red Robins. Sunday we went to Carnegie Museum of Nature and History. Awesome, Rieley was in heaven with the dinosaur exhibit itself. Hunter then had to take us to lunch at Olive Garden with Emili and then he was off to another med school interview, and we had an early flight out Mon morning, TX bound.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Trip to Atlanta. 10/1- 10/14

Didn't know we could do so much in such a short time. But, daddy scheduled a fun filled weekend and fun we had. We arrived Fri afternoon in Atlanta and daddy was there with open arms to meet us, after he found his way to our luggage carousel. We unloaded at the hotel and then we were off to Stone Mountain, only to find they would be closing an hour after we arrived and no laser shows on Fri, boo. So, we road the cable car up to the top of the mountain and enjoyed ourselves making sure we were back in time before the last cable car went down. The only other way down was to walk and that was not happening. Off to a steak dinner, Rieley was allowed to get her own steak, of course off the kids menu but she was thrilled.
Sat, we were up bright and early for FULL day of activities. Headed out to the aquarium and we were not disappointed, what an amazing place. Then we ventured to Coke World( not what we expected), a quick peak at CNN studios and then to the BIG or HUGE ferris wheel. I am not one for heights, but did it for the family. Only had to threaten Tim and Rieley with pushing the panic button once, after they thought it would be cute to rock the car. Not cute at all. Hunter had recommended we eat dinner at Mary Mac's, and we decided to give it a try. True Southern cooking at its best. Only bad thing is, everything is fried. But, the peach cobbler was really good, not as good as mine though.
Sunday, we headed to the Atlanta Zoo(highlight was seeing the giant pandas), American Girl doll store, a mall, with a Disney Store, a Barnes and Nobles(the little one needed some more books for trip home) and then dinner at my Uncle Ed's. Great visit and food.
Monday came all too soon, daddy had to go back to classes and Rieley and I needed to return to TX and prepare for our Thurs departure for Pittsburgh.