Saturday, June 27, 2009

Road Trip

A journey of 2000 some miles starts with a single . . . tank of gas, a cooler with sandwiches, juice, water and veggies, some snacks, a couple of laptops (working vacation), a few suitcases and a camera. Hubby had a seminar in Atlanta and we decided to drive so we could see some fun stuff along the way. And drive was pretty much what we did the first day. The terrain changed a lot from our neck of the woods and we stopped in Jasper, Alabama for the night. Next morning we drove into Atlanta, checked into our hotel and headed for the World of Coca Cola Museum.

The museum chronicles the history of Coke, has tons of Coke memorabilia and at the end of the tour you can taste over 60 Coke proucts from all over the world. Some of them are yummy, some taste like water, and some taste how I would imagine some of the yuckier Harry Potter Bertie Botts jelly beans would taste.

We made a stop at the Hard Rock cafe and I liked their neon sign out front. Oh, and the car stuck into the side of the building.

On our way back to catch the train to the airport, we encountered what has to be the longest escalator in the world. It was so long and steep that the floor below us looked like the wall, and we had to hold onto the railing to keep from tipping over.

When we got back to the hotel, we encountered what has to be the biggest tow truck in the world. It was, as they say, a badass.

But I guess you have to be a big honkin' tow truck if you're going to haul this thing around.

So that was our first afternoon in Atlanta. I get as much of a kick out of the mundane but funky things as I do out of the touristy things. Little things amuse me. We did get to see some other cool touristy things, though, so there'll be more pics coming up.

(There will also be more wedding stuff, but I'm waiting for some photos.)


Anonymous Di said...

Sounds like tons of fun. I have been watching for the wedding pics!

7:15 AM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

It was fun! Yeah, I'm waiting for the pics the photographer is putting into our parents'album, there are some good ones!

3:13 PM  
Anonymous Bill said...

Hurrah, your back!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

Yeah, that was quite a sabbatical, thanks for still reading!

5:46 PM  

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