Georgia, Sweet Georgia

Been home about 12 hours and can’t sit still.

That was one fun vacation! Georgia rocks – literally.

No idea that a last minute trip, with little planning, could turn out so great. Indeed it was.

Our family likes to try and check out a new city each year. Of course we have already explored the likes of those close by over the years: Dallas, Houston and San Antonio and Orlando area was in 2011. But, now that the kids are a little older and flying is easier we plan to step it up. Originally it was going to be a road trip to St. Louis, but medical issues changed that and Atlanta was on the list so…

Here is a breakdown of our 6 day/5 night stay via Facebook:

Day One Vaca: travel to ATL, eat @ Truetts Grill (ahh yea), drive to Stone Mountain Park and chill poolside at Evergreen Marriott Resort, then movie in the room.feeling blessed.

Day Two Vaca: breakfast by the “mountain”, learn mountain activities are closed all week, feel like Chevy Chase, rearrange entire week, spend day at Six Flags GA instead, wrap up with meal @ Longhorn Steakhouse.feeling proud.

Day Three Vaca: Hit Museum of Natrl Science, Varisty drive-in, then amazing World of Coke, walk through Olympic park, got drenched going to Target, took photos at Turner Field drove all over ATL area and then dinner @ local Buckhead fav Varasanos – all in the rain.watching Disney Channel.

Day Four Vaca: CNN tour (worlds tallest escalator), very emotional lunch at the first ever CFA (DwarfHouse), GeorgiaDome drive-by, then nothing compares Georgia Aquarium!, drove all over ATL area again and dinner at “DinersNDives” hit Flip Burger Boutique!feeling tired.

Day Five Vaca: amazing weather for Stone Mountain Day! What an incredible place: ride to the top was cool and on top you could see for-ev-er! Had photo session there too. Rope climbing with the kids was the highlight for sure. We are worn out and ready for home. Missing the dogs…

Day Six Vaca: leave freaking early as heck for 720 flight home – eat Whataburger on way to house – yummy – think about GA — feeling satisfied

Summary:

* Original CFA (Dwarf House) – must for any CFA fan
* Truett’s Grill – yum
* CNN Tour – way cool
* Georgia Aquarium (world’s largest) – no words!!!
* Museum of Natural History – seen better honestly meh
* Stone Mountain and Stone Mountain amusement area – no doubt must do
* Flip Burger
* Varsity Drive In – oh yea
* Olympic Park – very cool
* Turner Field
* Georgia Dome
* World of Coke – cool as heck!
* Six Flags over GA – very clean, shaddy and tons of fun
* Buckhead area
* Amazing drives in trees and hills

Only sad thing was we did not get into the new CFA tour! Dislike! Apparently a 3 week waiting list. Yikes.

In short, no idea ATL area would be so fun and so kid friendly. Need a place to take kids for a long weekend or week long trip? Plenty to do and the area is nice, clean and friendly. Trees and hills galore too. GO!

It was a pleasant surprise and right now sits just below our trip to Disney!