The Family

The Family

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Fernbank

The Fernbank, a natural history museum in Atlanta, is what Jack refers to as his third favorite museum. His first being the natural history museum in New York and his second The Field Museum in Chicago.

Jack had been to The Fernbank before, on two other occasions with my mother-in-law, and is always asking to go back. So for his 8th birthday we made the quick drive to Atlanta where we met my mother-in-law and her stepdaughter's son for a fun-filled day.

The three-story museum, filled with dinosaur replicas and other pre-historic fossils and creatures that once dominated Georgia's landscape, has enough exhibits to keep you intrigued, but few enough so that you are able to walk through them more than once. It also has an indoor nature play area as well as a hands-on experiment station.

And because Jack requested a hot dog for his birthday meal, we drove to the world famous Varsity restaurant. The place was packed,  and this picture doesn't even begin to show the extent of it.

But it was SO worth it!

Chili dogs, onion rings, cheeseburgers, apple pies and ice cream were just part of our order.

And there was no way we could leave without the hats!

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