Friday, January 6, 2012

92. Go to Medieval Times Dinner Show

92. Go to Medieval Times Dinner Show

My parents went to a Medieval Times Dinner Show years ago when we lived in Texas. I remember hearing them talk about it and the souvenir photo they brought home.

There is a Medieval Times outside of Atlanta that Colin and I went to see. We were part of the blue knight team.

Note about the photos: We were sitting on the top row of four because it is the only accessible row. I was using my IPhone and small camera for the photos so most of them did not turn out. Next time I will know to bring the big Canon!

Being called into the castle.

The princess welcoming us.

Our blue knight!

The king welcoming the knights and the audience.

Before the tournament started there were several show horses and tricks.

Our menu for the evening. Everything is eaten without silverware, pure finger food!

There is our waitress for the evening, and our blue knight.

The next several pictures are of the events of the night. All the knights battled til it was down to the "bad" guy. The prince who had been captures has to fight... and of course WINS thanks to the help of the Black & White knight!

Our waitress took a photo of us as the evening was getting started.

I had a really good time. I think it would be fun to go back with the family for sure!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

96. Visit Stone Mountain

96. Visit Stone Mountain

I remember going to Stone Mountain as a child but don't remember many details about the visit other than the laser light show.

Colin and I went to Stone Mountain on two different days.

I wanted to see the laser light / firework show but the show is on Saturdays only in October. Being the big LSU fans we couldn't miss the football games so we split the visit to Stone Mountain up to be able to see everything.

Here we are waiting for the show to start, it was super cold that night! The show was very good and I'm sure very different from when I was a kid because a large portion of the show was done with the computer for a 3D laser show.

We went back a few weeks later when it was a little bit warmer so we could go to the top of Stone Mountain and ride the train around the mountain.

Seeing all the beautiful fall colors. The pictures does not do it justice.

On top of Stone Mountain.

Riding back down, we were able to get a spot at the front of the ride for a great view!

Waiting for our turn to load into the lift.

This is my favorite picture from both of our visits to Stone Mountain. I asked a lady to take our picture and to get the mountain in the background. She ended up getting on the ground to take the picture for us to get us "a great view of the mountain" in the photo. She didn't have to do that for us but she went over and beyond for us. Even asked us to make sure the photo was ok and if she needed to take another one for us. I love running into genuinely nice people!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chocolate Covered Pretzels - #98

98. Get better with working with Chocolate (2/5 various "projects")

Chocolate Covered Pretzels

There is something about salty and sweet that just go together so well!

I had alot of fun making these pretzels and all the different varieties. I made white chocolate and milk chocolate as well as mixed them together with added chocolate.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

# 69 - CNN - Atlanta, GA

Museum # 3 - CNN - Atlanta, GA

Another stop on our Atlanta City Pass was the CNN: Inside CNN Studio Tour.


I got to play with the high-tech screens they use everyday. Above, this is a HUGE touch screen. Below, I was standing in front of a green screen for the weather.

At the start of the tour you go up the world's longest free standing escalator. (which is not very wheelchair friendly) So we got our own personal tour.

Above, Colin and I at one of the entrances to the CNN building. Below, Colin and I with his parents.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Thanksgiving Table Decorations # 99 - Pinterest Idea

Pinterest Projects / Ideas (2/15)

Thanksgiving Table Decor -

We had Thanksgiving at mom and dad's house this year. The whole family was there along with Grandmommie, Colin, and Colin's parents.

Mom and I had decided we want tie the two tables together (their dining room table and a folding table used to have enough seats for everyone) by having something go along the middle of the tables.

Enter in Pinterest...

One night I sat at the computer looking at ideas, taking pictures with my phone and sending them to mom.
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We decided to go with simple! We took several different ideas and made them into one for our tables.
Mom already had the quart size jars, and we found different color and types of "fall" fillers. Dark kidney beams, lentils, corn, green split peas, black beans, and light kidney beans.

Add a little twine around the top and some tea candles and there you have it....

Simple Thanksgiving Table Decoration!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond - #12

Cookbook # 6

The Pioneer Woman Cooks by Ree Drummond

I have been reading the Pioneer Woman's blog for a while now. (Slight confession: I had to look at the cover of the book to find her real name... I know her as the Pioneer Woman!)

She recently finished her second cookbook and it is set to come out in February or March (I think). But I wanted her first cookbook.

I sent Colin several different links on possible Christmas gifts and this one made the cut.

You can read a little bit from the Pioneer Woman about this cookbook in this post and this one.