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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

An Afternoon in Montgomery!

This weekend we drove about 2.5 hours up to Montgomery. We had to be there for Sawyer's gymnastics meet. So we decided to spend some time there exploring. We visited the Rosa Parks Children's Museum. Then we walked around. We saw the capitol building and the first White House of the Confederacy. It was a fun family afternoon! Here are some pictures of our day!

Our first stop was the Rosa Parks Museum and Library. Unfortunately the main museum was closed. But we did get to visit the children's museum where we boarded the Cleveland Bus and learned some of the history leading up to the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus. It was like a ride...we sat on the bus and it "traveled back in time." It was pretty neat and the boys enjoyed it!

Next we started walking around and exploring on our own.

We came to this fountain! It was right across the street from the bus stop where Rosa Parks loaded the bus.

My engineer husband was in awe of the cobblestone street. And if you look in the distance you can see the capitol building!

The bus stop where Rosa Parks got on the bus that day.

We kept walking towards the capitol building. On the way we spotted the RSA Tower! We stopped for a quick picture.

And then we were at the capitol building! It's always so majestic looking! We took a few pictures. Sawyer wanted to mimic the pose Hayden had when he came to Montgomery on a field trip!

After walking around the capitol building we saw a white house. We learned it was the first White House of the Confederacy. We got to go inside and look was really cool!

Then we headed back to the car and drove to our hotel so we could check in. Then we headed to get some dinner. We found a Jim 'n' Nix BBQ place. It was soooo yummy! I got the pulled pork, macaroni and cheese, and collard greens. I didn't feel guilty about eating it since I had run 10 miles that morning AND walked about 2 miles in Montgomery that afternoon!

Then it was back to the hotel for some relaxation before going to bed. We had a busy morning the next day...Sawyer had his third gymnastics meet!

And it WAS Valentine's Day! I'm so thankful for this man...he's my best friend and the love of my life! We didn't get to do any of the traditional Valentine's Day festivities but we greatly enjoyed spending the day with our precious boys and feeling so blessed and thankful for our little family!

It was a great day!!!

QOTD: Do you like to explore new cities?



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