Thursday, October 18, 2012

Hot Spots Along our Journey Part 1

I thought a post on our trip was a little over-due... and I thought it'd be fun to share some of our stops along the way. I have posted links so you can check them out... especially if you are planning your own trip to the area!


We had dinner at the famous BB Kings.... little did we know that it wasn't necessary a family friendly dining atmosphere. Very blues club in that it was very, very dark.... as in, there very well could have been a bug in my food and I would have never seen it! The band playing was awesome but it was quite loud for the little ears. We did enjoy a delicious dinner of barbecue ribs (they were so awesome!) and southern sweet tea. I even had a coupon for a free appetizer which doubled as the kids' meal. 


The kids with Aunt Phyllis

We visited the Georgia Aquarium - wow! Pretty awesome place! We got to view the whale sharks feeding which was quite cool. The whale sharks are in a massive aquarium with a tunnel and a huge viewing area that is floor to ceiling. The other big attraction is the dolphin show which is in a huge indoor stadium. Taryn is still talking about the dolphin show... she was fascinated.

We ate lunch at the Original Varsity after the aquarium. My great-aunt was excited to show us the hang out place from when she was in high school! It was so cool... very nostalgic along with the yummy chili dogs and Varsity Orange drink.

We explored Stone Mountain near Atlanta. It is a huge area around this amazing mountain with the sculpture that is home to all kinds of fun and adventure! We road the Swiss cable car to the top of the mountain to explore and rode it back down. We drove around and stopped at the mill and the old stone quarry along with a few other sites. It's a beautiful landmark with all kinds of activities! We visited on a Monday so many of the attractions weren't open but we still managed to find plenty to do.

Marietta, Georgia has a lovely square and downtown area. The kids loved the play-on train - we visited twice! I enjoyed the shopping! :) We ate at the Marietta Pizza Company (delish!) and bought cupcakes at Miss Mamie's Cupcakes (winner of Cupcake Wars! Yeah!)

World Of Coca Cola was a fun afternoon stop! I enjoyed hearing the history of the company and the process of becoming a huge empire. The kids loved, loved, loved the taste area where they could drink themselves silly with different Coca Cola drinks. They really hadn't had soda pop before this and they went to town! Ha ha. They thought it was awesome.

We attended an Atlanta Braves baseball game after visiting the World of Coca Cola. It is a really nice stadium! We enjoyed the fun atmosphere and mostly, getting to see Chipper Jones play is final season of baseball!

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