Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer Vacation

For our summer vacation, we decided to go to Georgia to visit Chris's family.  It was a fantastic visit!  When his parents picked us up from the airport, we went to an Atlanta Braves game.  I had never been to a Major League Baseball game before, so I wanted to see one.  It was super fun.  It was actually the Atlanta Braves's 10,000th win, so there were fireworks after the game.  Funny that we would be there for that!

 Our seats were very close to the game!

 The next day, Chris's Dad's work got a box at the Gwinnett Braves game, so we actually got to do two games in the weekend!  We got some great food during the 2nd game, which was fabulous!
We went to Stone Mountain in Georgia as well.  It was super cool to see the carving, the fireworks show, and the antebellum houses that are there.

We also went to the city of Roswell, Georgia, and saw a really cool historic house.  We also saw lots of other cool, Atlanta stuff, such as the CNN center.

Then we drove from Georgia to Virginia to spend time with Chris's brother who lives in Alexandria.  We had so much fun seeing Washington DC and playing with nephews!

 I have never been to the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and it was open this time!!  I was super excited!!  We told Chris's family goodbye and spent several hours there, and I basked in my geekiness.  I have about a million pictures of the cool stuff that I saw, but I will spare you most of them.  Except for the one of the Muppets.  We saw things like the table at Appomattox Court House, the hat Abraham Lincoln wore when he died, a ship used in the Revolutionary War, and the flag that the Star Spangled Banner was written for.  Cool!
We also saw some other DC sites as well.

 We went to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, and toured it.  I absolutely loved seeing all the historic sites, and knowing Jefferson's personality made them even more cool.
Here are some tunnels leading from the kitchen to Monticello.  So Jefferson, just like lots of other stuff there.

It was a fabulous trip, and it was wonderful to be with family!  We love you guys so much!
Oh, and we were able to see my brother while we were there too!  Here are some dinner shots with both brothers and families!

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