Friday, June 13, 2008

Atlanta Trip, Part 2

After shopping, we checked into our hotel, the La Quinta next to mall where the AG store is. It was a wonderful hotel and I would recommend it to anyone traveling in the area. It was clean and quiet and the rooms are very large.

After unpacking , we drove into Atlanta and went to the Coca-Cola Museum. Three were fun movies to watch, including one that was 4-D. We got to taste Coke products from around the world, see how Coke is bottled, and learn about the history of Coke and how it has been marketed through the years. We even got to meet the Coke Polar Bear!

After the museum, we strolled through Centennial Olympic Park. One lady asked us if we were Irish. I guess it was the long, loose dresses and the headcoverings.  Three was also a man said, “Good evening, ladies.” Then he turned to Sarah and said, “Madam.” His friend said, “What did you say?” “I called her Madam. It’s a respect thing!” LOL I got the feeling the comments would have been very different if we were in jeans.

When we drove back from Atlanta to the hotel, we knew we needed to get some dinner, but weren’t sure where to go. The we saw Bahama Breezes. That sounded perfect for two hot and thristy ladies! We split a chicken dish and had Key Lime Pie for dessert. Delicious!

After dinner, we swam in hotel pool before retiring for the night.

The next day, after the complimentary breakfast at the hotel, we packed and checked out and headed for the Atlanta Zoo. Before going into the Zoo, we had a picnic snack of leftover pizza from the AG Bistro and complimentary Cokes from the Coke Museum.

Our favorites from the Zoo were the naked mole rats, the kangaroo with a joey in its pouch, the orangatangs playing computer games, and the giant Pandas. Here is a picture of the baby panda taking a nap in a tree:

Here is Sarah pretending to be a Giant Panda that is holding Ruthie:

Here is Sarah petting a goat at the petting zoo.

We had a wonderful time!

1 comment:

Lori said...

Martha, I wished I would have known that your family were in town. We could have went to the zoo together. Maybe next time.