Mom and I just got back from Atlanta, GA where we spent the weekend exploring! We spent three days touring around and saw the World of Coca-Cola, CNN building, Atlanta Aquarium (the largest in the world!), Stone Mountain and several museums.
We arrived on Friday and took the MARTA (train - really sweet by the way) downtown. We decided to go to the Coca-Cola factory. It was a neat place, but the best part was the tasting room. They had over 50 different kinds of soda from all over the world! Needless to say, we enjoyed that and spent a lot of time in there! :)
On Saturday we went back into downtown and started at the CNN building. It's a huge building with a hotel inside. We got there a bit early, so we walked around the food court and went into the gift shop. The tour was okay - nothing special because there wasn't that much to show us. We then had lunch in the park and walked over to the Aquarium. I LOVED the aquarium! It's the world's largest and it's sweet! They have four whale sharks there! FOUR! Needless to say, we spent the rest of the afternoon there.
On Sunday we drove out to Stone Mountain (about 30 minutes away). The phone message said that they opened at 6am, but the park stores and such didn't open until 10am. We got there at 9, but it worked out perfectly because we really just wanted to see the carving. While the rock is very impressive, the carving is okay. We spent about a half an hour there, and that was enough. Then we drove to the Atlanta History center, but found out that it didn't open until noon. So, we went to the local mall and shopped and had lunch before returning to the History Center. The museum was lovely and included several outdoor and indoor exhibits. They had two historical houses (a farm house and a mansion) outside and several gardens. It was very hot, so we didn't spend that much time outside. Inside they had a civil war exhibit, local folk art, an Olympic section and several other parts. Overall, a lovely museum.
Overall, a lovely trip!
The world's biggest tank! So neat! There are four whale sharks in there!
This is from Stone Mountain. An interesting place, but worth about a 30 minute stop.