Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Great Outdoors

Mark and I enjoyed the nice weather last Saturday by taking an afternoon hike at Sweetwater Creek State Park.Hiking shoes...check. Camelback...check. Zip-off hiking pants...check.
Later in the week, we observed the awesome lunar eclipse...Mark even got a few cool shots (thanks to our Christmas present).

Monday, February 18, 2008

This Place is a Zoo!

Last weekend, my brother Matt and his girlfriend Ashleigh came up for a visit. They were in town for a few days (for a concert) and I tried to think of something fun we could do to entertain them...since the weather was amazing, we decided to check out the Atlanta Zoo (cross another item off my "To Do in Atlanta" list!). Matt's friend Samantha, who they were staying with, came along too, and we had a really fun time.
Ashleigh, Matt and Samantha

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The High, The Boat Show & The Temple(s)

My parents came for a visit...about a month ago...and I've been meaning to post some pics of the fun times we had. We had a super busy weekend, starting on Friday afternoon. They got to town around 4, and we met at the temple to do some sealings. Mark was still at school, so he met up with us for dinner at Cafe Intermezzo. Saturday we had early reservations at The High, and really loved the exhibits (which were on loan from The Louvre). Of course my dad took about 45 minutes longer than the rest of us, but it was still fun.
Mark, in front of the museum
After The High, we headed to The Varsity for a delicous, authentic, Atlanta lunch. What'll ya have, what'll ya have?!
That afternoon, it was off to the boat show, which turned out to be the highlight of the day. Besides scoring an amazing deal on a new wakeboard and bindings (can you say 1/2 off?) I ended up winning the Free Wakeboard for Life contest. Now I only need to cross that freakin wake...
Sunday we went to church and then visited the Hindu temple in Mark's hometown of Lilburn, GA. It was a pretty funny experience. It turned out to be the Kite Festival, which is apparently one of their largest holidays. We were approached by a few of the people, and they were very nice, explaining their worship and the building. We were able to go inside (where I think I was converted, since I gave an offering to one of their gods) which was insane...the marble was so intricate and just incredible. It's really hard to explain; just totally unlike anything I'd ever seen before. We didn't get to see the entire building because "the gods were sleeping" when we visited, so it looks like we'll be making a round 2 trip sometime in the future.