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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday thinking! Want to learn about legos?



This summer is going fast - two weeks until the daughter goes back and three for the grandson.

Our next stay-cation was to Lego Land Atlanta Style. And of course we started by eating at the Landmark Diner - near Buckhead. Now daughter had a Groupon - we love those things so it was pretty cheap yet good! The waitress told us that it had been there for 25 years and was the first diner here in the area.


I loved those chairs.
Grandson and daughter



Grandson and Queen Chatty.


As we drove towards Phipps Plaza we saw this building that said Piece Of Cake.


This is daughter and grandson in front of the store - of course we had to stop - dah!  We did not buy cake though.



Not sure what all these statues are about - but there were a few on the streets of Atlanta - anyone know?


  At Fernbank Museum they must be studying poop - yes poop for real.  lol



LEGO LAND at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead


  Legos are amazing.




This is the mean lady yelling at Chatty not to take a picture?  Go figure.




THE CONSERVATORY in Atlanta made of Legos.




WE HAVE THE MAIN CNN STATION HERE IN GEORGIA


THE MIDDLE BUILDING IS MARGARET MITCHELL'S HOUSE - THE AUTHOR OF GONE WITH THE WIND - that is here too.  She was killed on her beloved Peachtree Street.  To which there are 70 or so - but this was the main Peachtree St.




THIS IS THE FAMOUS  CYCLORAMA - IT IS ABOUT THE CIVIL WAR.  YOU KNOW WHAT A DIORAMA IS - THIS IS THE SAME THING BUT IN A CIRCLE.  IT IS AMAZING!




THIS IS STONE MOUNTAIN - ANOTHER AMAZING THING IN THE ATLANTA AREA.



STONE MOUNTAINS LAKE AND STORES - RAILROAD.



THIS IS THE GOVERNORS MANSION - IN ATLANTA ON WEST PACES FERRY ROAD - WE ACTUALLY PAST IT THAT DAY ON THE WAY THERE.  I WENT FOR A TOUR IN UP A COUPLE YEARS AGO WITH THE ATLANTA BLOGGER GROUP.



EVER HEAR OF THE VARSITY - 'WHAT DO YOU HAVE - WHAT DO YOU HAVE"?


THE GEORGIA AQUARIUM AND THE FABULOUS FOX THEATER.




THE FAMOUS ATLANTA BRAVES.



THE FAMOUS FALCON FOOTBALL TEAM


THE DANCING FOUNTAINS AT OLYMPIC PARK.




OLYMPIC PARK - OKAY NOT SUCH A GREAT PHOTO.




THE EIFFEL TOWER.



THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA.




THE FAMOUS GRANDSON RACER - WHO BUILT HIS OWN CAR.


OF COURSE THERE ARE SO MANY UNIVERSITIES HERE - GA. TECH AND WE ARE ESPECIALLY FOND OF GEORGIA.

NOW IF YOU WANT TO MAKE LEGOS - THIS IS HOW THEY DO IT,





 






They also had a Lego 4D adventure movie - THE ADVENTURES OF CLUTCH POWERS.

 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:




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PS:  Answer to yesterdays question - My grandson's pockets contains all sorts of things.   I collect these things from his pockets and I'm waiting to see if he misses any of them!  So far not.

I thought you carried precious things in your pocket!


62 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Love todays thought.
I have no treasures in my pockets...just kleenex lol.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Legos are wonderful. They are great for a child's imagination and creativity. Lots of adults enjoy them too. It is amazing what you can build with them. Glad you had a great day there. Tis true we do have to be making those magical memories and everyday we get another chance to do just that. Funny how your grandson has not missed any of those found things from his pockets. Hope your Thursday is a wonderful one!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I just can't believe the detail they can get when recreating in Legos. Fantastic!

EM Illustrator said...

It's amazing what they can build with lego! Great stuff.
I like your little 'Truth of the Day'
Have a lovely day!

Hugs,
Eva

Miss Debbie said...

What a great place to visit! Amazing how they can build all that...they must employ some gifted people! BTW, in response to your question....I am the one with darker hair and glasses.Thanks for visiting my place!!

laurie said...

what a great place you took him, I bet he was in heaven, my grandson would love this, great photos, it truly is amazing, what a good grandma you are!!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...looks to me that they just MAY BE precious items for your grandson. Gotta love it [the post below and then your mention of what they were today]

As far as Legos go....I can remember Erik with his undying work and playtime with Legos. And there were only three colors and just two sizes back then. Red white and blue.

We had an exhibit of Lego a couple years back at our art museum...the projects were amazing. As are your shares.

I saw your email the other day while working on genealogy. Just haven't had time to reply. Maybe this weekend if all goes well.

Beth said...

The things created from Legos are really awesome. You got some beautiful pictures Kathy.

Jill said...

The things people create with Legos never ceases to amaze me. Looks like a great time!

I think Queen Chatty needs a chair like that one at home!

Godsgalnj said...

He had all that stuff in his pockets?? wow, lol. Legoland looks awesome!! I wanna go one day :) Thanks for sharing the pictures :)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Those are some neat chairs and the Logo place is interesting. You are creating memories your grand son will remember.

I grew up in Buckhead, that is their mascot. But I am not too fond of that one "super Buckhead", way to comical for me. There is a statue in the square where Peachtree and Roswell rd divide, I like that one.

jack69 said...

The precious things are precious for the moment. I have had a lot of 'em. hahahahaha
I never played with legos but those creations are amazing. I have also seen so many on TV that shocked me at the creations.
It always amazes me that the rules say 'NO PICTURES' Each place has 'reasons' for it. At the Alamo you cannot take pictures because the millions of flashes 'will destroy' historic beauty, WHAT?
MY OPINION: The main reason is to sell you photos that they have made to make money.

Oh well, the day in pictures is great, thanks for taking me along. Love to all in Hotlanta. from Cool Pennsylvania.

Remington said...

AMAZING!

BelovedBomber said...

I love to go to Lego stores. One of our friends from church use to work for them. He actually worked putting together models of Legos. What an amazing job! There is like an engineering team that comes up with the designs!

Changes in the wind said...

Love the buildings made of legsos....

That corgi :) said...

LOL about the pockets and what GS had in them!! Hopefully they didn't go through the wash before you caught them?

Looks like a fun adventure you guys had to Legoland! Interesting about Margaret Mitchell being killed on her beloved street (car accident?)

All great pictures of lego creations.

I would have had to have a piece of cake from a Piece of Cake!

thanks for sharing your day with us!

betty

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I should have known all that stuff came from your grandson's pockets! My son was and sometimes can be the same way. So funny! Your visit to the Lego place was GREAT! Enjoy your day!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow, that looks like fun. I will have to take Tiger there when he gets older. I'm glad you took photos!! Oh and how interesting that all that came from GS pockets! hugs, Linda

A Quiet Corner said...

Now you should know by now that all my treasures are in my HEART! Once again, what a wonderful time with your GS! Imagine doing that with seven grand children? I'd be broke...let alone dead!...:)JP

Mary said...

POCKETS hahahha!!! Now that I know I am not surprised at all. A veritable treasure trove. Atlanta, what a great place for a stay-cation.

Shelly said...

It is INCREDIBLE what they can build with those Legos- wow! And someone telling you not to take pics there? Good grief~

Alice Arthigton said...

wow that looks like it was so fun. ill have to see a lego land someday

Renae said...

I just thought that question yesterday was a rhetorical question. hahaha

Thanks for the tour of Atlanta via Legos. pretty cool.

Learn something new everyday!!!

Jackie said...

I haven't been to Legoland, but after reading this and looking at your photos, I will be taking my Grands there! Thank you!!
Love the collections from the pockets. (Wonder if he will ever miss them...thinking that he won't. :)))
Have a lovely day.
Hugs,
J.

TexWisGirl said...

pockets. ha ha!

lego land is awesome! such talent!

Rose said...

I love legos! I have as much fun with them as our granddaughter...did you know they have a place on line where you can build digital lego things...http://ldd.lego.com/

Cher' Shots said...

I about lost it on the study of poo!
You sure know how to have a fun day.
'hugs from afar'

Granny Annie said...

I need chairs like that in my home. Do they study poop to see if "The bear does you-know-what in the woods"? Legos are great until you step on a bunch of then in your barefeet when the grandkids visit.

Tricia said...

I miss legos! I guess I'll get to play with them again when my grandson gets a little older. Lovely stay-cation! Great photos - especially the Fernbank museum. It's been a long time since I saw the sites of Atlanta!

DaCraftyLady said...

lol....those pockets sure must get heavy...great museum but "poop" yuck!!! I guess they study everything...~~Debb

Knitty said...

The knitting group was discussing Legos last night and how it is more difficult now to buy a generic set of them in the stores. Everything seems to be geared to making a ship, a plane, a house, etc. Not necessarily bad, but not as imaginative as a random group of Legos.

Looks like you, your daughter and grandson are making the most of your last vacation days. Good for you!

LL Cool Joe said...

You know it's weird but in the UK the plural of lego is lego, but not in the States. I wonder why.

Looks like you had loads of fun!

And just so you know, you have the t missing from your Winston Churchill quote.

Blimey I'm not sure why I've turned into an English teacher on this comment! :D :D

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That's so funny he had all that stuff in his pockets!

Legoland looks amazing. We want to go too next time!

Kim said...

I loved Legos. I had several buckets full of it and it would entertain me for hours.
He had ALL that in his pockets? LOL

Sandra said...

wow on the little city, that is way cool and so are those TALL chairs. i really like those. way cool.

barbara l. hale said...

That looks like the perfect Stay-cation. Legos are amazing. We were lucky to see an art exhibit by Nathan Sawaya a couple of years ago. His stuff made of Legos is fantastic!

Wanda's Wings said...

Lego sure inspired creativity. Sounds like this has been a wonderful summer for you and your family.

Jim said...

I like your Lego Land post. Grandson did too, we can tell he is loving it.
I wonder how many sales they lose by having 'no pictures' allowed.
Some boy's pockets are very predictable, mine is. Everything is utility there.
..

Arkansas Patti said...

Those chairs were really unique.
I thought legos were a kids toy. Amazing what can be made from them.
I would have had to check out the Poop museum.

Sally said...

What a wonderful time GS had! I guess that would be every little guy's dream, to visit there. And, of course some little girl's also.

I can't believe school is starting so soon, Aug 20th here. It seems like they just don't get enough "vacation" time anymore.

Well, thanks for the trip, Sandie. LOL

Rob-bear said...

Most important thing about Lego: don't step on it in your bare feet. I know someone who did, and she broke some bones in her foot. Not fun!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am jealous. I want to go to Lego Land but no one will go with me. My son loved Lego's when he was young. We have one in Carlsbad, CA which is one of our favorite places to go. Guess I need to borrow a kid! Glad you had such a nice time. Love the pictures.
Love, Debby

Gloria Hood said...

Legos are the best invention ever! My youngest, 26yrs old, still gets them sometimes to share with his son. Just wish I had all the money I spent on his legos in his life!!! Must be thousands of $$$$!

Susan said...

Wow, great photos, Sandie. Glad you all had a swell time! Susan

DeanO said...

what a day "Queen Chatty"

The Boston Lady said...

Little boy's pockets hold the most amazing things.... love it! Okay, we just got a Legoland here in Orlando, so now I can say I have been there. I definitely would have gone when my kids were younger because Legos were a big part of their childhood. I think these creations are amazing! We have seen some of them at Disney Village here BLL (before Legoland) and I am amazed at the engineering and creativity! Sounds like you had another good Staycation. Ann

Lynn said...

Lego land is so cool! And I do know about the figure you saw - it is one of a number of 8-foot-tall, artist-decorated Bucks around Buckhead as part of the Bucks on the Street project, initiated by the Buckhead Business Foundation to support Livable Buckhead. There's one around the corner from where I work, in front of Piedmont Hospital.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love Legos ... I HAVE to because my grands love them. ;-) All that info about Legos was very interesting. We intend to visit Legoland when we take the Ts to Disney next year.

Dee said...

Darn....I was going to say pockets.:)

I sure wish lego land was near to me...it is amazing what they can make with them...and that animal poop place...my grands son's would love it.If you google poop you find some crazy stuff.:) We are trying to decide if we are going to the hands on museum or the reptile house...I am hoping hands on museum wins. :-/ don't you love being a grandma? :)

♥♥♥irene♥♥♥ said...

My daughter will absolutely love Legoland. Hope there will be one in our country.

Renegades said...

Oh the amazing things that can be built with legos.

Catherine said...

LEGOS!!!! Oh how my son would have loved going here when he was younger. Heck ~ I am thinking even at 21 years of age he would like to go here. Haha!

Lego ~ a classic toy for hours and hours of fun!

Looks like it was a good day.

Happy Evening to you!

xo Catherine

Betsy Adams said...

So---all of that stuff was in his pockets????? HA HA HA ---how funny!!!!! Sounds like a BOY to me!!!!! (I raised 3)

Looks like a great Staycation day--touring the areas around Hotlanta... One of my best friends (who died last year from cancer) lived in Chamblee--and they would take us to the Varsity for a hotdog on occasion... YUM...
Hugs,
Betsy

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Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

Looks like a GREAT vacation with daughter and grandson!

Lots of terrific pictures, and I'll bet there were a lot of good memories made too.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, some of my favorite places in Legos. I know the Varsity well, my friends and I had to visit every time we were in town. And the Fox Theater is fabulous!

Debbie said...

I just knew that those piles had something to do with that spunky little kid!

As for Legoland, now that is really amazing. What a perfect place to take a kid, especially a boy. Reading this, I realized how many wonderful places there are to visit in Atlanta, and that I have been to just about every one of them. I've never taken a CNN tour, though.

My niece lives in Buckhead. Wonder if she's been to that Piece of Cake place. When Miss Whimsy was there last week, she took her to a cupcake place. Could that be it?

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! Of COURSE GS's pockets!!! Man, y'all had LOTS of fun! Those Lego things are i.m.p.r.e.s.s.i.v.e!

TARYTERRE said...

Those things you found in your grandson's pocket are precious to him. I swore you found that stuff under a sofa or whatnot. Love the chairs from that diner. My grandkids would love that LEGO Museum too. INTERESTING, indeed. take care.

Grammy Goodwill said...

Legoland looks amazing.

SweetMarie said...

You are an A+ grandma! Really cool pics!!! Georgia sounds like the state to live in. :)

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

You are a A Grandmother.

A camera and you have the place inside at your finger tips.

Thanks for sharing even if Miss sour face quacked, quacked on.