Though it was a bit out of our way, Justin and I decided to come back through Atlanta and stay for a couple days. It worked out especially well, as my sister Maria was able to come up from her home about an hour south and spend the day with us exploring and being tourists.
We walked from our hotel over to the Georgia Aquarium, only about 5 blocks. We were able to slowly wander through the exhibits, worked at steering clear of the herds of 5 year olds, reaching into tide pools to touch sharks, rays, and sea urchins, watched an extraordinarily awkward dolphin show (less singing, more dolphins please!), and in general enjoy exploring this aquarium.
After the Aquarium, we walked around and through Centennial Olympic Park and stopped at a little hamburger stand, Googie Burger, for lunch.
We really weren’t expecting too much, but these burgers and fries were a hit! Buddy, recently emerged from his brown shell as a real pig, enjoyed Googie Burger as well!
From the park we walked over the CNN Headquarters and purchased tickets for the studio tour. It was pretty interesting to listen to the director produce the live shows, watch some of the live feeds, and see the news room floors. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen so many monitors in one place in my life!
In all, we had a fun day taking in some of the Atlanta sites and visiting with Maria. We’re glad we took the extra time for this stop!