Monthly Archives: March 2009

Tellus Museum


Last Sunday, we had planned to take Riley to see Race to Witch Mountain, but found something to do that would be way more fun…the Tellus Museum in Cartersville, GA. All we had to say was “dinosaur bones” and she was halfway out the door!

The museum has only been open since January–in fact, many exhibits were still under construction. We saw lots of cool skeletal casts and tons of gems, stones and geodes.

Riley standing in front of dino poop!

We also had the chance to pan for gems and dig for fossils in another part of the museum.

We left the museum and took a short drive to visit an old covered bridge.


St. Pat’s 2009


We spent this year’s St. Patrick’s Day in our usual spot–Tybee Island and Savannah with the Fulkerson’s. We drove down last Saturday and got on the island in time to enjoy Tybee’s St. Patty parade. Riley had a blast and I was lucky enough to make friends with a beautiful girl, Stella, the Italian greyhound. She and I kept each other warm during the chilly parade.

Fun times at the Tybee St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

After the parade, we were invited to Pat’s house for food, drinks and fun. If you’re lucky, you’ve seen some of the crazy pics posted on Facebook. Things got a bit out of hand, but the boys were quite entertaining!
On Sunday, we headed down to Fannie’s for lunch on the deck with a great view of the ocean. Afterwords, we took a stroll, spent some time on the beach and then went for ice cream with the girls.
Monday, the Fulkerson’s had work and school, so I worked during the morning and then Charles, Riley and I ventured out to lunch at Sting Ray’s. After lunch, we did some shopping on the island.

Tybee Lighthouse

Riley inside the lighthouse.

View from the top.

Tuesday was the big parade in Savannah and we left Tybee early to get to Pat’s house on Habersham. We had a great spot to watch the parade (and the nutty people) and had a wonderful day.

The first of many strange sights…

Jim gets a smootch from Ellen.

Cara, Charles, Emma & Zoe.

Charles & Jim.

The Bud Clydesdales.

Total playa…

Wednesday we left for home, but made a stop in Savannah for more shopping and lunch at Belford’s. We sat on the patio and had an amazing lunch–fried green tomatos, salad, pasta and sandwiches. Amazing!

The Magic of Disney


We spent the week of February 16th touring the four parks at Disney World. It was Riley’s first visit and she was so excited she could hardly contain herself!

She was so fearless when it came to the rides–she’s truly our child. She loved the roller-coasters and rides with lots of excitement. Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain were her favorites at the Magic Kingdom, where we spent our first day. We got off It’s a Small World and she said, “Is that all?”

She also loved the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom, but she told us we need to go back so she “can ride it again with her eyes open.”

We took a bunch of photos–way too many to post here, so I’m gonna cheat and link you to all the photos on my Facebook site!

Here’s a link to photos from Day 1 in the Magic Kingdom:

Here’s links to Day 2 at Animal Kingdom:

Now, on to Day 3 at Epcot:

Finally, Day 4 at Hollywood Studios:

I think we got some great pictures–hopefully, they’ll help her remember (in detail) her very first trip to one of the greatest places on the planet!