Monday, July 27, 2009

Catching up ( yes again)

Where does the time go???  I feel like I haven't blogged in forever, and in the world of blogging I haven't. But we've been spending most of our free time getting the house ready to sell.  It's been painted, spruced up and mostly decluttered, so I think we are about ready.

But this blog is not about the house, and it's not about anything in particular.  We took some nice pictures this weekend and I thought I would share.  Now if y'all are from the Atlanta area you will be familiar with most of these landmarks, but for those that are not, I will put a brief explanation.
( and please forgive any odd ramblings, I am on Lortab and flexiril and I am quite happy and content, albeit a bit high at the moment.  Feeling no pain as they say :) - thanks to a sore back from hauling boxes around)

So here goes:

Ladies and Gents, the Big Chicken.   A historical landmark in Marietta -  Where you are in Marietta is defined by how close or far you are from the Big Chicken( and in which direction).  The beak and the eyes actually work:

The next photo is of the Strand Theater in Marietta Square.  It was restored to glory this past year and I do aspire to go see something in it, just don't know what yet.

The next stop on our tour is Kennesaw Mtn  Battlefield park.  A favorite of hikers, Reilly and Civil War enthusiasts:

And speaking of Reilly, no blog with pictures would be complete with out a picture of Reilly.  This was taken this weekend at one of the many parks along the Chattahoochee River.

That concludes this evening's tour. I am going to head inside whilst I can still walk upright :).....

Good night!


  1. LOL I am so sorry you hurt your back, but you are cracking me up with the Lortab side effects. I thought you did a great job narrating the tour!

    LOVE the pic of the Big Chicken. It is so hard to explain the concept to those who have not seen it. Now I can send peeps this way to see it!

    And don't worry. I haven't blogged in forever either. I think I am at a record low on blog posts since I began my blog two years ago. Sigh. But that's what traveling 4 weeks out of 9 and having Dad visit another 3 weeks does to my schedule, LOL!

    At least the summer has been tons of fun. And has FLOWN by.

  2. This comment made me laugh -- a favorite of hikers, Reilly and Civil War enthusiasts. ;-)

  3. Cool chicken!! And I hope you feel better soon.

  4. Wow, it's been so long since I've seen that chicken! I have relatives in Marietta and used to head down there every summer and I can remember thinking how freaked out I was by that particular landmark. I'll have to check it out again sometime. LOL!

    Hope your back is feeling better!

  5. My back is better, thanks everyone!! And Janyne, Reilly certainly gives the mtn 2 paws up! Emma would love it!