We planned to leave early on Saturday morning so we could get to the Georgia Aquarium at a decent time. It usually closed at 9 pm but on this particular Saturday, it was closing at 6 pm. 😦
Before we left, the boys and I walked out to the beach. The Wee One was crying because he did not want to leave the ocean. The Imaginative One was looking for sea life while we were down there.
Finally we got on the road and traveled to Georgia. At one of the rest stops, I got a drink out of the vending machine but didn’t have enough on me to get the boys anything. (It was in the car.) A gentleman approached me with 2 dollars for the boys. The Wee One used his dollar to get what he had his eye on. The Imaginative One kept his money.
When we were almost to our destination, we got into a traffic jam. There had been an accident. Luckily we only to travel on I-75 for about a mile so we got out of it pretty quickly. We’ve driven through Atlanta on the highway but never on the surface streets so it was neat to see a different side of Atlanta.
Once we got the hotel, we checked in and then walked through Centennial / Olympic Park to get to the Aquarium. The line to get into the Aquarium was long even though we already had tickets. Once we got to the front of the line, we realized it was because we needed to go through the metal detectors.
We loved the Aquarium! Our favorite exhibits were the 3D show, the whale sharks, the beluga whale, the frog exhibit, and the dolphin show.
When we were done with the Aquarium, we once again walked through Centennial / Olympic Park but took extra time to enjoy our surroundings. The funniest thing was seeing a man walking 6 dogs. All 7 of them were wearing sunglasses.
Then we went to Waffle House for dinner. We loved the service there. Tracy (our server) made sure it was okay when the Wee One ordered a certain drink. I thought that was great.
Afterwards we went back to the hotel for a little while. We were going to ride the Ferris wheel that was across the way from our hotel. However, we would have to wait for almost an hour and then pay $50. That was not going to work with the boys. They decided to go swimming but the water was too cold. So we went to bed. The boys had a pull out to sleep on. The trouble was it was a single so the Wee One slept curled up at the top while the Imaginative One slept curled up on the bottom.
Click on the photograph of the dogs with sunglasses to see more pictures.