Monday, November 30, 2009

Atlanta Getaway

We really enjoyed our little getaway to Atlanta. It wasn't quite long enough, but we'll take what we can get. The first night, we arrived in Atlanta around 8:30 and walked around Olympic Centennial Park which was all decorated for Christmas--and very beautiful. Then, we grabbed dinner, which we basically got for free because of a mistake in the kitchen.

Tuesday, we slept in then went to the Georgia Aquarium. We enjoyed it a lot and spent lots of time in front of the world's largest single aquarium, which is home to 4 whale sharks and a couple of humongous manta rays. It was pretty incredible to just sit there and watch. An aquarium worth visiting for sure!
See some more of our pictures here.
Later that afternoon, we chilled in our hotel, then went out for a nice dinner at a nearby Bistro. Matt had earned us a free dinner from points he gets for booking reservations at his hotel job. Thanks, honey!
The hotel was very nice. The location was great! Once we got there Monday evening and parked, we didn't have to drive again until we left. Right across the street from the Centennial Olympic Park, the Georgia Aquarium, and the Coca-Cola thing. The only thing that was a little daunting was that we were approached for money every time we went out to walk around.

Discounted hotel, discounted/free dinners, and discounted aquarium tickets meant we could feel a little less guilty about taking a mini-vacation. We enjoyed it and very much needed the time away together. A wonderful refresher going into Thanksgiving...


  1. Looks like you guys had a great time in Atlanta!

  2. So, so glad you guys were able to get away!

  3. Awesome! I'm glad you guys got away! The Ga aquarium was awesome, but the Charleston aquarium has the glow-in-the-dark jellies, so it still gets my vote as the best!