Thursday, October 31, 2013

Fall fun in Ashburn

The Turner County Elementary School had a fall festival a few weeks ago. I took Wyatt and met up with Suzi and Liam there. Since Suzi had to work a shift at one of the booths, Liam was with us and the boys had a great time. It was a fundraiser for the PTO and all of the volunteers (teachers, students, and parents) made it such a nice time for everyone!

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We also got our pumpkins carved and on the front porch ready for Halloween. I love how they turned out. Justin wanted to just carve the skin off one so we cut a big W for Wyatt. The lights don’t glow through very well, so next time we might need to carve a little deeper.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Glory Glory to Ole Georgia

Justin and I attended our very first UGA game on October 12. They Dawgs played Mizzou and came up short, but we still enjoyed it. We both got sunburn and were worn out from such a long day, but the definite highlight was getting to meet Coach Vince Dooley. We got one of his children's’ books, How ‘Bout Them Dawgs! and he signed it for Wyatt and Justin got him to sign a football for his future man cave. It was really neat to see a legend in person.

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While we were up in Athens, Wyatt stayed with my parents and got to play with his cousin Liam at the Carroll’s Sausage Festival in Ashburn. It was a neat little festival and the boys had a ball.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

New Orleans, Part 3: Abandoned Six Flags

And now for my favorite part of the whole entire trip: visiting the abandoned Six Flags in New Orleans.
I wanted so badly, so DESPERATELY to go inside but Justin said he wouldn’t go in without a gun and even simple trespass with a weapon=felony. We didn’t want Wyatt to be a jailhouse orphan, so we had to be satisifed with picutres from outside the gate. Six Flags is just another casualty of Hurricane Katrina. I am so intrigued by these places meant for family fun that are just left to ruins. You can read more here and see pictures from others that have actually crossed the barriers to document the decay of what was once such a family-oriented place.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Orleans, Part 2: Mardi Gras World

I had the most fun checking out Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. If you have someone who has recommended it, listen to them! Except it they tell you it’s still on Algier Island, which it’s not; it moved in the past few years I guess. It’s actually right next to where all of the big cruise ships dock.
Mardi Gras World makes almost all of the floats for the 53 (and counting!!!) Mardi Gras parades in New Orleans as well as those in Universal Studios, Disney, Euro Disney, and (BONUS FACT) The Chick-Fil-A billboard cows! The tour is $20 but it is so worth the money! You get to try on Mardi Gras costumes, check out the artists as they’re actually working, and walk all around their warehouse.
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You even get a slice of King Cake (unless you’re rushed to meet the shuttle and your husband is making you hurry of course).