Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Jarrell Plantation and Juliette, GA

We went to the Jarrell Plantation, which is about an hour and a half southeast of Atlanta, near Juliette, Ga. The Jarrel family owned the plantation and then donated a large portion of their land in the 60s, so that others could learn about the history of the land.

In the giftshop at the Jarrel Plantation, trying on some pioneer woman bonnets

This was by the smokehouse and garden

This is the current house, which is a bed and breakfast also

Original homestead

Whistlestop Cafe, Juliette, GA

This was originally a hardware store, and there is an old mill nearby, but when the mill shut down, the whole town shut down and this store sat abandoned

then the location scout for the film came here and decided it would be perfect for the movie

after filming, the director encouraged it's reopening as a real cafe and now they serve lots of fried green tomatoes. It was so cool to be there and their food was really good.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Georgia Aquarium

I didn't really think much of going to the Georgia Aquarium, which is why we haven't gone until now. It was amazing!

We went to 'River Scout' first, seeing freshwater fish and other creatures.

Albino alligators 



curved tank with waves and music

screen to identify creatures

This is the largest tank, with this Smalltooth Sawfish, Whalesharks, Manta Rays, etc.

Auditorium where you can talk with divers in the tank

Tucker is meditating

Sea Dragon

The cafeteria has great food, and there is a 3D animated movie that is actually very cute and entertaining. We had a great time and it was wonderful to see so many large sea creatures.

Tucker's last day of 1st grade

Tucker's class after putting on their group plays

Tucker and Gryffin

Savannah, wearing the mask Tucker wore for his play

Alan, Mrs. Smith and Tucker