Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Oh hi, I'm still alive! Life has been crazy... I've traveled a little, Eric's traveled a lot. Being a puppy momma is hard while taking care of a house (and trying to decorate still!) and work got really busy. 

But I am here to tell you I'm still kicking and I will try again at the posting once a week thing. I think it will be easier once I get Photoshop and all my pics off my super slow laptop (circa 2006). 

Today I am going to share my trip to Atlanta a month ago to visit Eric who was there on work!

Despite my calling it "Hotlanta," it was actually cool and rainy when I went. Figures! Our first stop was the World of Coca Cola.

I would have loved to see a movie about their history and various products around the world. Perhaps even their marketing and branding approach (that could just be the business me) but instead we got an animated feature and a Disney-esque ride. Oh well! The exhibits with Coke memorabilia were pretty neat and I enjoyed these decorated Coke bottles. I mean, look at that knit Coke cozy!

The highlight is at the end where they have a tasting room and you can taste Coke products from all over the world. Some were good, some not so good. I took a picture here of Inca Kola from Peru because our next big trip will be there! Alas, I have learned I do not like Inca Kola so I hope they will have regular Coke there.

Right across from World of Coke is the Georgia Aquarium - the largest aquarium in the world!

We saw lots of jellies...

And coral reefs (this made us miss having our saltwater tank)...

And a really giant... well, aquarium! I am hoping you can tell the size of this by the people standing in front. Those are two WHALE sharks in there and a manta ray who kept doing flips for the crowd. We arrived right at whale shark feeding time and it was amazing to see them all swimming around!


Even as the largest aquarium, we still managed to spin through in 2 hours. It was super packed so I don't think we stayed as long as we would have.

We took a walk through the Olympic Centennial Park on the way back to the car.


I did some research before going down and decided I really need to try this place:


Five o'clock and already there was a wait! The chicken was good, the waffles were average (I like the thick deep Belgian style waffles). Definetely the Southern style meal I was looking for though!

The next day we began with a delicious breakfast at Ria's Bluebird. Go for the pancakes with caramelized bananas... it's like candy for breakfast!

With full bellies we took the studio tour at CNN.

They have the world's longest free standing elevator in the "lobby."


Because it was Sunday, not a ton was going on but it was still neat to see the newsrooms and sets. No pics allowed inside though!

We walked around some neighborhoods with small shops after and enjoyed a yummy dinner at Ecco (what seemed like the only place open on a Sun night!). Highly recommend the fried goat cheese with honey and peppercorns... yum...

So that was my visit to Atlanta! We seemed to get everything done in 2 days so I'm not sure I'd go back. Anyone else been to Atlanta? What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. My sister lives in Atlanta, just a few blocks from centenial park. My kids love to play in the fountain there. We like to visit the World of Coca-Cola and the Aquarium. We also like to visit Stone Mountain Park and the zoo.