I did not set out today on our advent activity with the purpose of capturing the conventional straight line. You'll spot some, of course. Others are fun lines. And you may have to look closely to spot the design of the lines because some just form backgrounds for the beautiful lines that make up the faces of my children...
We already did a mall for an advent activity, but it turned out to be a bust. So I did a little more research this time and made Lenox Square Mall our destination. Lenox Square is the home of the Macy's Tree.
It is also the seasonal home of Macy's Pink Pig, Patricia.
We parked right by the big tent that is Patricia's pen for the winter, and I couldn't help but snap a few pictures of the skyline. I love the architecture of Atlanta; downtown Atlanta's skyline is amazing. Lenox Square is in Buckhead, which has some unique buildings of its own.
Since we parked right by the Pink Pig, we entered the tent and took our place in line to Ride the Pig. Not that it's Space Mountain or even the Pirates of the Caribbean, but riding the pig was a must-do anyway.
Of course, I ignored Alex when she pointed out that all the people in line were already holding pink tickets because, after all, I'm the parent, and the parent is supposed to know more than the almost-ten-year-old. Finally, though, after we had stood in line for about 10 minutes, I said, "You know what? Everyone in line is holding a pink ticket!" like I had come up with some amazing revelation.
So we had to go inside the mall to stand in another line to purchase tickets.
Then we had to go back to the Pink Pig line, which of course, had grown.
But we had fun riding the pig anyway.
After our fun with Patricia, our stomachs were growling so we headed into the mall to find the food court. Unfortunately, I can't resist a California Pizza Kitchen when I see one, so we splurged a little.
OK, so we splurged a lot.
Then we wandered around the mall a bit, visiting a couple of stores, and admiring the Christmas decorations.
When everyone had had enough, we headed home.
It was a lovely day all around!
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