Monday, November 9, 2009

Georgia Visit

I had every intention of finding time to post while in Atlanta, but I just couldn't make it happen. Wednesday, we arrived several hours before we could check in to our hotel, so I went to work with the fellas (my husband & dad-in-law) and did my best to stay out of the way as they replaced A/V equipment in the new office.

View from the office.

Around 5pm Steve brought me to the hotel. I'd never stayed at an actual Hilton before (only Hilton Garden) and I liked it a whole lot. Steve and I joke about our hotel rooms being bigger than our condo. But we're not really joking. When I discovered the large whirlpool tub, baby, I was in heaven. Living in Minnesota, I don't realize how cold I really am...chilled to the bone. When I was finally done in the tub, I was so warm and jello-like, I couldn't remember the last time I'd been warmed to my core. It felt soooo good.

Thursday I knew I'd be on my own with the guys working all day. After we had an early breakfast together, they were kind enough to walk to the office so I could take the rental car. Spoiled, I am. I'd heard about this store called Ross and that great deals could be found there. Knowing it was a southern/east-coast store, I popped the name into the handy GPS and viola! there was one less than a mile down the road. I was there as soon as it opened. Had lunch with fellow administrative assistant Charlie - who I now officially adore. She told me about another Ross close by. I went there after lunch. I fully intend to wear my purchases this week. Beware: there may be pictures.

Favorite purchase: These shoes! Ross, $20!

Steve and Bob finished their job in record time and after a brief office visit Friday morning, we were able to see the sites. First, we went to the aquarium. And what an aquarium it was! The largest in the world, is what I was told!

Beautiful, spooky Jellies.

Harassing the Piranhas.

Aquarium: 60 feet wide, glass 2.5 feet thick.

Next, we skipped across the yard to the Coca Cola Museum. We learned a whole lot about the origin of Coca Cola and their genius marketing campaigns. We were also able to taste different Coke products from around the world, but in the end...Classic Coke is the best.

I made friends with the polar bear. Isn't he the cutest?

The trip was short, but full of fun for me! I love Atlanta! In fact, I wouldn't mind living there if ever the opportunity arose. Which it won't.


Anonymous said...

oh man, i love aquariums! so relaxing. i am jealous:)

Kate said...

AWESOME shoes! So glad you had such a good time!!!

Sarah Clarke Gaudet said...

Loving those shoes!

Laney said...

I'm so jealous about the vacay. I think I may take Nick there for our 8 year anniversary; he would love the aquarium. Also, those shoes truly are fantastic!