Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Visiting History

There are a lot of great experiences that we now have the ability to enjoy since we are in the South. One of the coolest things we have been able to do so far is visit Atlanta on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Not just Atlanta but specifically the MLK National Historic Site. Within about a four block space you will find the house where MLK was born and grew-up, the church where he and his father preached, the King Center and museum, and his tomb. On King Day there were a lot of people visiting the site and they even had a march taking place there later in the day that we did not stay around to see, but people were really nice and we got to see quite a bit. I must say that the kids had a hard time with the museum because the subject matter made them feel uncomfortable, but they have respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and it was great for all of us to be there on that special day.
Emma and Thom waiting to go into the MLK childhood home.
The very nice family home of the Kings.
After our tour, reading about the architecture.
Thom and one of our heroes, Mahatma Gandi.
Leona decided to "walk in the light" as challenged by Dr. King in this museum display.
The kids in front of the eternal flame symbolizing the continuing effort to realize Dr. King's ideals.
It was awesome see so much of our history and be there with Luke, Leona, and Emma-Lee knowing that great kids like them are our future.


  1. It was a lot of fun. It's been great to spend the weekends together with my little family. They treat me great and we have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see you again next weekend!

  2. Fun pictures, well written commentary! thanks. Miss you guys tremendously; Dad D.