Last weekend we went to see my Grandma. My children call her "GrandMa Livvie." We all trekked out to a peach orchard to get some good Georgia peaches. My grandma loves to go out to the country and get peaches. I've been with her several times. Even just a few years ago when she was in her youthful mid-eighties, she'd go get peaches to take them to the elderly and shut-ins in her town. Now, at 92 she still loves to go on a country drive to garner delicious peaches. One of the best things about going to the orchard is getting to eat some of their homemade peach ice cream. Nothing tastes better.
At the orchard they also had blackberry bushes we could pick from. Many of the ones we picked were as big as my thumb. So juicy and delicious.
Grancy helping the three collect blackberries.
Another day while we were there we went to my aunt and uncle's house for swimming and lunch. My cousin was in town with her three boys. We had a great time swimming and visiting and playing with everyone.
Elliott loved hanging out with my uncle helping him grill the hamburgers and hot dogs.
We also went back to the Georgia Aquarium. We love to go here. There are so many neat exhibits.
When we went in December the Beluga whales were in Texas and I was so bummed we couldn't see them. They are back and amazingly beautiful and graceful. The cold water exhibit also has added a penguin exhibit and the otters were back this time too. Lucia loved the otters and had to be pulled away. The penguins were so cute. I was surprised they were only about a foot to a foot and a half tall.
The children loved the moving sidewalk, especially Elliott. He didn't get off until he had to.
Mazie Bell with some big fish bones.
Elliott and Mazie outside the aquarium (Lucia wouldn't cooperate).
After the aquarium we went to the fine dining establishment of The Varsity. Lucia, Elliott, and Mazie each got their own Frosted Orange to enjoy with their lunch and I got to eat my favorite Varsity entree--the grilled pimento cheese. Our car hop has worked at the Varsity for over 30 years.
There is a school with a nice park across the street from my grandma's house. We went there one evening while my sweet aunt fixed us supper.
We had a great time in the peach state and can't wait to go back again. Our Georgia family is always on our mind.