Thursday, July 30, 2009

"Vacation" in Atlanta

My mom, my sister and her two boys, my girls, and I all spent a few nights at my brother's house in Atlanta while he and my BIL are in the Keys fishing. (For some reason Logan did not want to go with us. He used work as his excuse, but I don't think that was the real reason!)

On Sunday, Mom and I took the girls to the High to see the Monet exhibit. Having seen most of Monet's work in France (I mean hanging in the Musee d'Orsay, the Musee Marmottan, at l'Orangerie, and at Giverny), I was looking forward to seeing what was on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Though the exhibit was small, I was not disappointed. Sorry the photo quality is not great, but it was the best that I could do considering I wasn't even supposed to be using my camera! How was I supposed to know that cell phone photography permitted meant ONLY cell phones? I knew better than to use my flash.)

If you're thinking about visiting the Monet exhibit, hurry because it leaves next month. We also toured the final Louvre Atlanta exhibit. I was disappointed in it; it was not nearly as good as the first year.

On Monday, we took all the kids to Fernbank (notice that the boys did NOT go to the High!). They had a blast at the various hands-on exhibits, especially the bubble table.

We did quite a bit of shopping for back-to-school clothes and found some great bargains at T.J. Maxx and Filene's Basement.

Thanks, Bike Dude, for letting us crash at your pad!


  1. Why would it be ok to take cell phone photos but not other digital photos? Makes no sense to me. But it looked like a very fun trip, love those big bubbles!

  2. Oh my I am so jealous. I would LOVE to see Monet in real life!!! SO amazing.

  3. Hayley..I left you an award on my blog!

  4. Joy, it didn't make sense to us either, but we figured it was just a way to insure that folks didn't use a flash which so many do even when 'no flash' is posted.

    It sure was a very fun trip. Did this qualify as FFF(forced family fun)???

  5. Any family get-together is FFF! LOL


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