Family Fun In Atlanta

Jacinda, the girls and I spent the last few days in Atlanta. We decided to get away for a long weekend and take the girls to see many of the tourist attractions around town. We had lots of fun. I thought I would highlight a few of the fun things we did while there.

Our first night was a quiet one. We went out to dinner and showed the girls our old neighborhood. Rachel even got to see the hospital where she was born in Snellville.

We began our first full day with a trip to American Girl Place, which happens to be the largest American Girl store in the world. The girls loved it and, of course, made some purchases.

From there we went to IKEA for lunch and a little shopping, then made a quick stop by The Varsity. I don’t think the girls were too impressed, but everyone has to see The Varsity when you visit Atlanta. We ended that day with dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant in Atlanta, Pasta Vino.

Day 2 began downtown at the Georgia Aquarium. We had not previously visited this one, and I was impressed. The place is huge and there is so much to see. We really enjoyed touring the aquarium.

From the aquarium we walked a dew blocks up to Peachtree Street for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe. From there we took a stroll through Centennial Olympic Park and showed the girls our commemorative brick that we purchased when the park was built for the 1996 Olympics.

After a quick visit to CNN Center to show the girls where Jacinda worked, we headed to the World of Coca-Cola. Jacinda and I had visited the old World of Coke location years ago, but this was our first trip to the new location. It was very cool. I really enjoyed seeing all of the old Coke memorabilia, and the girls liked the 4D theater. Of course the best part was at the end…the Tasting Room. There we sampled about 60 different products Coca-Cola makes from various places around the world. Some were pretty tasty, but others were just down right nasty. Maybe they are a acquired taste! Anyway, we had fun and it was a great day!

Our last day was spent at Stone Mountain taking in the scenery and fun attractions there. We rode the tram to the top of the rock, where the view was simply spectacular!

Next we hopped aboard the train for a 5-mile ride around the base of the mountain. After the girls did some souvenir shopping we headed over to the riverboat for a relaxing cruise around Stone Mountain Lake. It was a good day!

We had a great time visiting Atlanta. It was nice to show the girls around where we lived and played years ago. They had fun visiting the tourist attractions, as did Jacinda and I. I have lots of good pictures to help us remember the trip. It was loads of fun!

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