Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Martin Luther King Memorial

Mid January celebrates Martin Luther King day and we decided to visit the birthplace of the man himself. We took Marta to downtown Atlanta and made it to Dr. King's church just in time to hear a commemorative service.  There was no room inside Ebenezer baptist church so we sat outside and listened to the choir and service on the big screen with most of the media and press.  We wandered around several points of interest, including Dr. King's grave and home. I'm glad we stopped because we discovered he is being moved this year when the Dr. King memorial opens in DC.

While we weren't the only Caucasians there, there was by far a minority ratio.  It could have been that the teeny tiny bit of snow on the ground kept everyone home.  Still, when I posted pictures of our outing it received little response on facebook. I admire the man's vision and courage to go against social injustices in spite of consequences. If only we could all dream like you, Dr. King.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Murphy Candler Park

Murphy Candler Park playground
Only a few days into the new year and school had to be canceled due to an earth shattering four inches of snow.  The entire city of Atlanta shut down and hardly anyone left our street for a week. We decided to beat cabin fever and head out for a hike around Murphy Candler Park. The circumference of the lake is roughly two miles and we made it most of the way around with a double stroller and realized the trail only connects with a tiny path unsuitable for a stroller.  Paul walked the remaining 200 yards and brought the car to Nolan, Ana, and I.

Trail around Murphy Candler lake
If you haven't purchased supplies before the snow falls, or even thinks about falling, you will be out of luck.  One friend claimed her husband took the rutters off his water skis and had his friend tow him to work. We like to keep things classy down south. Paul still managed to make it to the office and Ana and I kept busy by making pies. Murphy Candler was a lovely quiet park not overrun with baseball fields for once, making it a grade A find in my book.
Snowpocalypse Atlanta 2011