Tuesday, June 9, 2015
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
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.
Posted by Angela at 9:34 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
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.
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
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.
Posted by Angela at 2:57 PM