Monday, July 26, 2010

Twas...a hot one!!

The girl and I decided to go to Atlanta to visit hubby for the weekend. He's been at a work related course and in need of company. :) Of course it had to be over 100 degrees hot...

Friday was spent traveling, but Saturday we had the whole day to hang out.

This was her first subway ride. She was a bit nervous, but at least she wasn't the one who almost lost her ticket (yeah that would be me!)

Self portrait in the subway.
First subway ride

We didn't have a lot of time there (mainly Saturday) so it was decided (by the girl) to go to the World of Coca Cola. Hubs usually hates this stuff, but someone has him wrapped around her finger, and it isn't me ;)

World of Coca Cola

In the 4D movie
Daddy & the girl
Displays of decorated super large coke bottles
Bottle designs
See outside the window, that is crushed up bottles used as roof decoration I guess. Thinking these ones didn't make the grade ;)

This one is of circuit boards, wild!
A row of them!
It's pretty cool the different ways the bottles are decorated. See the link at the end of the post, there are a few more there!
ETA: World tasting of coke products was quite interesting. You go up to the continent kiosk and fill or not your cup and drink. Whew, some people have interesting taste buds! Some I enjoyed and some got poured into the drain...

Centennial Olympic Park
Centennial Olympic Park
Whew...heat index like 100+ degrees. This was awesome though. They use this park for a lot of venues. In fact there was a kid themed sports & recreation event which included wrestling...icky with the heat, I felt really bad for them.
The Fountain of Rings
But these kids loved the Fountain of Rings!

This is the Gateway of Dreams Sculpture. I only got the Olympic rings part of it.
Gateway of Dreams Sculpture
I thought that was the best part.

The girl was excited to get her first Krystal burger...
The girl's first Krystal burger
The last time she had one she was only 4, so hard to remember 12 years ago ;)


On the way home, the GPS had us going I-85 instead of the way we came down I-95. I knew I wasn't going home the right way when I saw this....
World's biggest peach?
Huge Peach!! Well the girl called it something else ;)

More trip pics here. Off to rest my arms...


Anonymous said...

We went to World of Coca Cola several years ago. Loved it, especially trying all the sodas from all over the world.

Beverly ---- must be an acquired taste. LOL I forget where it was from, but the soda itself was unforgettable.

dianne said...

It's always the impromptu tripsthat are so much fun. It looks like you did a lot in one weekend and made a guy very happy too!

kemtee said...

OMG we always say … something similar… when we pass the giant peach!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Looks like you had a great time!

Lindsay said...

Hah! This reminds me of my weekend "down south" where I was all too pleased to frequent the Krystal Burger. I'm generally not too into the whole coke thing, but those bottles look really cool. I might have to check the place out for myself when I get down there.

Anonymous said...

You really packed a lot into a weekend, didn't you? Looks like a fun time (although even I wouldn't like temps that hot unless I was in the pool with a drink)! Glad you had fun.

cpurl17 said...

Looks like fun! Glad you turned around before you got too far gone!

I've only been to Atlanta a few times for biz trips and never got to do anything fun.

weezalana said...

How fun! Those Coke bottles are wild!

DPUTiger said...

My one-and-only trip to Atlanta (and Centennial Park) was during the 1996 Olympics. Didn't have much tourist time, but I do remember the Metro rather clearly. Glad you had fun!

Bezzie said...

They don't call it Hotlanta for nothing! Ha ha! We did a really quick tour of ATL. Not nearly as cool as yours!