Sunday, March 6, 2011

Spivey Hall

Last week we went on a field trip to Spivey Hall, to see the Atlanta Opera perform "The Pirates of Penzance". Now, before you start to think we are getting high falutin' (is that even really a word?) over here, bear in mind that this is an extremely cheap field trip (they regularly have kids' concerts of all types for $1 per person), and is also an attempt to make up for the lack of culture that sadly exists in our household the other 29 days a month. The kids LOVE them, and although Matthew is getting a bit too "cool" on the outside, he still enjoys going. As a bonus, it's always fun to feed the ducks and have a picnic afterwards!

We went down by the lake to a bench to eat our picnic lunch, which the geese, swans and ducks quickly caught wind of:

News travels fast in the bird world, and Irene looked across the lake and saw a flock of about 100 ducks swimming fast toward us,

so most of the kids high-tailed it on out of there! Abbie wasn't skeered...she waited for them to get there. It is only because her mother has previously been scarred from an angry quacking duck mob scene that she gave in and left before most of the the ducks got there.
We walked around the ponds a little bit more, acted goofy, and then packed it in for the day.

If you are interested, they have a couple left this school year, the next one we are signed up for is a Celtic music duo..

Blogger friends, help me...I tried to use the "insert link" function but the link never showed up in the actual post unless I just pated it in directly, thus with no "click-ability". What did I do wrong?


  1. this is great to know. I am going to check out the link. And a picnic lunch is always fun. (Scott is also scared of ducks and hates it when Ada wants to feed the ducks at any park)