Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hotlanta

During our recent trip to Atlanta, we toured the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coke museum.

Although the aquarium was super crowded, we got to see some pretty cool exhibits.



(BD 'petted' horshoe crabs and sea anemones. I didn't touch anything.)



(We got to see the sea lions at their snack time, so they were really playful and cute.)


(Nico, the Beluga whale, likes to 'pose' for pictures with guests.)


(We also saw the 'Atlanta Rat Tail' exhibit.)

The World of Coke museum was super cool. It has an actual bottling factory inside, and you get to taste Coke products from all over the world -- Japanese Coke tastes really weird! It has also a huge gift shop with every type of Coke merchandise you can imagine.


(Coke memorabilia -- the one just to the right of my head is the oldest piece of memorabilia, it's a Christmas bell and was produced in 1903. The painting is a Norman Rockwell and is worth $2.2 million.)


The traffic in Atlanta was terrible, so we traveled on back roads as much as possible. We saw some interesting sights.



(An "aviation" neighborhood -- there was a grass landing strip and each house had a hangar and/or an airplane parked in the yard.)

(We also found a hole-in-the-wall BBQ joint for some good Texas BBQ and southern-style fried catfish -- neither of which can we get in NC.)


All in all, it was a great trip!

2 comments:

Fine For Now said...

My husband and I went to Asheville and Hotlanta each for a few days during our honeymoon two years ago. We went to the Georgia Aquarium while we were there and also loved it! It was super crowded for us also, it seemed like every summer camp in the area was there that day. My favorite was the river otters.

Even though Todd is an avid Diet Coke fan, we didn't find time to go to the Coke Museum, but it sounds like it was cool!

Pickles and Dimes said...

That aquarium looks fantastic. I love aquariums!

And that rat tail? I am almost convinced it belongs to my best friend from high school. If it was braided, it's almost certainly his. And if his name is Tom, it's DEFINITELY him.

I would love to go to the Coke Museum and sample all the different flavors. And you can't ever go wrong with BBQ - MMMMMMM!