We made a last-minute decision to take a long weekend trip to Atlanta, GA during MC's preschool spring break. We stayed in a hotel in downtown Atlanta, so we could just walk to the attractions we wanted to see. BD's mom and step-dad were able to meet us in Atlanta on short notice, so it was a nice combination sight-seeing + grandparent visit.
It was GL's first road trip, so we weren't quite sure how she would do for an extended time in the car, but she did great!
On the way there we stopped at the Georgia state welcome center so BD could take a conference call for work. The girls and I entertained ourselves with snacks, markers, puzzles, and toys in a shady grassy area.
The first day we went to the Georgia Aquarium. BD and I have both been to the aquarium but it has been years ago. We saw a sea lion show and a dolphin show that were really fun. MC was really interested in the jelly fish and sting rays.
We also rode the Atlanta SkyView ferris wheel, which we could see from our hotel. It's like 22 stories high and has enclosed gondolas - quite different from the ferris wheel at the state fair!
The next day we went to the Atlanta Children's Museum. It was definitely one of the best Children's museums that we have visited. It was not crowded while we were there; it was well staffed and maintained, and all of the exhibits were interesting.
After nap time we spent some time at Centennial Olympic park, playing on the playground and open grassy space.
The next day we headed home - both girls were exhausted, so they slept really well and we made good time coming home.