Haven' fun in the South

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wow, this month is going by really fast. This week we went kayaking in our lake, its actually pretty fun. I am really scared of lakes, but the kayak seemed safe enough and Aaron is a great boatman :). The lake is a little too cold to go swimming in, so kayaking is a great alternative.

On the weekend we headed into Atlanta, we tried unsuccessfully to find us an iPad2. We called all over the place to see if we could find one on Saturday, unfortunately the day after the release isn't good enough to get one. Go figure :) . After our unsuccessfulness, we headed to Atlanta's Historical Center. We were in for a treat, it was filled with all kinds of fun stuff to see. First we visited the museum which had all kinds of Olympic memorabilia from the 1998 Olympic games.

The second museum within the Historical Center was dedicated to the Civil War. The Civil War is a very interesting time in American History. They had a lot of old guns and old uniforms. They had tablets and plaques that told the history of the Civil War, a very sad time in America as well.

The Historical Center had a large outside, filled with gardens and some old historical houses we took tours of. There was an old farm house and an old mansion. The grounds were beautiful and green the houses were really cool. Unfortunately, we couldn't take any photos inside the houses, but the outsides were better than the inside of the houses anyway. The house is called the Swan House and its suppose to be one of the most photographed homes in the World.

The last part of the Historical Center was a walk through time, from the beginnings of Georgia up to present time. We had a lot of fun seeing all of the different exhibits with in the Historical Center. I would definitely recommend it to any one who visits Georgia.

The Monday after we headed to the Museum of Natural History, they had some hands on things that were pretty cool. Some of the hands on things they had was giant bubble makers and some optical allusions. We went to an imax show that was about Greek history and it was pretty interesting. They had an exhibit for mythical creatures that was pretty fun to go through. It was a fun filled week.

Hello Georgia!

I think we are getting pretty good at packing up all of our stuff, it's getting faster and faster every time we pack up. We left Louisiana by way of a long lake bridge called the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The bridge is almost 24 miles long said to be the fifth longest bridge in the world. It's a long drive especially if you need to use the restroom, luckily neither of us had to, whew :).

Georgia is beautiful, it is so green and the flowers are already starting to come in. We lucked out and got a really good deal on the house we are renting. We are in Eatonton, Georgia and it's about an hour drive from Atlanta. The house we rented is right on a lake, it is beautiful, talk about having a vacation with in a vacation. The Lord has blessed in helping us find places to stay.

Our first weekend we were able to visit three big attractions in Atlanta. The three attractions were The World of Coke, Atlanta Aquarium and CNN. We first went to CNN. The CNN building was huge and it had its own food court. We were able to see many of the news rooms and a live broadcast. It was a fun experience, and Aaron even got to see the king (Larry King).

After we got our news fix for the day, we headed over to see the Aquarium. It is supposably the biggest in the world or maybe one of the tanks is the biggest in the world, I'm not entirely sure. The funnest part of the aquarium was the tunnel tank and being able to walk through it. I've wanted to go through a see through tank for a little while now.

Save the best for last, or at least the sweetest. For our final destination, we headed through the world of Coca Cola. It was fun to see the history of the drink and see how it is bottled. We also got to end the day being able to sample over 60 varieties of drinks Coca Cola currently creates from a variety of countries. Needless to say, we didn't feel the greatest after trying to many drinks, but it was still a fun way to end our day.