We had our older daughter and three of her children visiting last week. Her husband and oldest daughter, both working, held down the fort at home in Austin, Texas. We hadn't seen them since Christmas, and don't know when we will see them again, so it was a treat to have them here. They drove straight through, getting food at drive through restaurants only, to avoid contact with people. Bathrooms? Masks, soap and water.
During this never-ending pandemic (wear masks dammit), there wasn't a lot exciting to do, but we did go to Zoo Atlanta, which was limiting the number of people at the zoo, masks were required, and six-foot sections were marked on the pavement in display areas. The indoor exhibits were closed, so all in all, a safe---and hot---way to get out of the house for awhile.
And then there was this, Jurassic Quest, a drive-through exhibit with animatronic dinosaurs. It did not live up to expectations. It took place at the Atlanta Speedway parking lot, and was not remotely set up as a real environment for anything but cars. It took 90 minutes to get there, 30 minutes to get in, and an hour winding through the paths marked by yellow traffic cones. Yee-hah...
The dinosaurs creaked and groaned and moved a little.
Looks like fun, right?
A plastic volcano! How realistic!
Again, we are mostly homebound during this pandemic so this "adventure" was good for a lot of laughs. And some moaning.
A high point of the visit:
This was fun and yummy---Eton Mess. My husband and I had this in Dublin a few years ago, and it's easy, easy, easy to make.
Jaden made the merengues, Elizabeth cut up the strawberries, and I made the whipped cream. We crumbled the merengues a bit, stirred the pieces and the strawberries into the whipped cream, and done!
This is not my photo, but you get the idea. YUMMY!!!