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Johnie
06-02-2009, 02:33 PM
I've been saying we were going to go next weekend for months now. Plans have FINALLY been cemented so I shall you give you a brief run down of our itinerary.

Cast:
Me- loves all things historical
Alysia-17 loves history as well. Likes to explore new places
Shannon- 18. Alysia's friend and also loves history.

The reason for the weekend is that I wanted to see the King Tut exhibit. I also found out that the Georgia aquarium has a Titanic exhibit as well.

Then last night I found all sorts of other stuff :yes:

Friday, Feb 13th. We're driving to Atlanta after the kidlets get out of school. It's an 8 hour drive per mapquest.

Saturday, Feb 14th. We're going to www.worldofcoca-cola.com
I also found out that you can tour Margaret Mitchell's apartment and there is a museum. If you don't know who she is, she wrote Gone With the Wind....one of my absolute favorite books and movies!! www.gwtw.org
I am hoping if we have enough time to go over to Jimmy Carter's presidential library.

Sunday, Feb 15th. We're going to www.kingtut.org there is also a movie. Do you know that is was incredibly cheaper to buy a family 4 pack of tickets than 3 individual tickets?? Seriously. With the family 4 pack, tix were $11.50 each. Tickets by themselves were $32 each.

Monday, Feb 16th. We're going to www.georgiaaquarium.org

Tuesday, Feb 17th. Driving home.

I have no idea where we are going to eat. Anyone been to Atlanta and have any recommendations?

I'm looking forward to this trip :yes:

catrancher
06-02-2009, 03:20 PM
I have no idea where we are going to eat. Anyone been to Atlanta and have any recommendations?:

What kind of meals did you have in mind. There are numerous eating establishments in Atlanta.

For instance, if you're looking for the ultimate tourist type experience of southern style cooking, there's Pitty Pats Porch. (http://www.pittypatsrestaurant.com)

Or, there's Daily's (http://www.daileysrestaurant.com/index.php) and it's sister, the City Grill (http://www.citygrillatlanta.com/index.php). Also, for Fondue and Jazz, there's Dante's Down the Hatch (http://www.dantesdownthehatch.com/) or Bones (http://www.bonesrestaurant.com/) for steaks.

Of course, we've also got our share of the chain type restaurants. Hard Rock Cafe (http://www.hardrock.com/locations/cafes3/cafe.aspx?LocationID=103&MIBEnumID=3), Houston's (http://www.hillstone.com/#/restaurants/houstons/), the Cheesecake Factory (http://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/), etc.

Another one that I enjoy from time to time is the Old Spaghetti Factory (http://www.osf.com/).

Just depends on where you're staying and what types of cuisine you're looking for. We've got plenty of choices! :yes:

One other thing you may want to consider is Underground Atlanta. It's worth a look see during the day it isn't too far from the other things you've mentioned. Also, Centennial Olympic Park is right across from the Aquarium. Worth a look.

Tom (not your average tour guide)

catrancher
06-02-2009, 03:24 PM
Oops, forgot one thing. If you're into history, you might want to take in the Cyclorama & Civil War museum (http://www.atlantacyclorama.org/). It's a little south of the downtown area at Grant Park next to the Atlanta Zoo.

Tom (forgetting stuff where he lives)

Johnie
06-02-2009, 03:32 PM
Thanks Tom! I'll take a look at the restaurants you mentioned.

Tinker
06-02-2009, 03:59 PM
Wow, I would love to see the titanic exhibit and King Tut to boot would top it off . Have Fun, Johnie . Can you take pictures ? :unsure:

Johnie
06-02-2009, 04:01 PM
I do not think I am allowed to take pictures at the King Tut exhibit. Probably not the Titanic one either. I will see what I can do though :yes:

Disneybumble
06-02-2009, 04:04 PM
Sounds good Johnie , Only place l have been in Atlanta is the airport.

Beccaberry
06-02-2009, 04:05 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! You're finally going!!!!!

You're going to have the best time!

Johnie
06-02-2009, 04:06 PM
Sounds good Johnie , Only place l have been in Atlanta is the airport.

:tongue: me too

Britchick
06-02-2009, 05:44 PM
i been to Atlanta too, the coke museum is cool. Also went to 6 flags over georgia and to see a Braves game too.


there's also the CNN centre which we didn't get to because the kids were too young. For the same reason we only ate at sweet tomatoes lol

catrancher
06-02-2009, 05:49 PM
Also, if you've got the time, about a half hour drive east of downtown is Stone Mountain park (http://stonemountainpark.com/). Worth a look see perhaps!

Tom (y'all come back now, ya hear!)

foreverducky
06-02-2009, 06:23 PM
Oh goodness Johnie, I couldn't be more envious right of your planned to-do list. :D Have so much fun!!!

mumof2
06-02-2009, 06:26 PM
oh wowee Johnie that sounds fantastic!

Johnie
06-02-2009, 08:25 PM
I am so excited to go!

kazzaqld
06-02-2009, 09:01 PM
Sounds like a good trip! :yes:

mainecoon lover
07-02-2009, 11:54 AM
You will have so much fun. I have a freind who lives in Atlanta. One day i might get there.

Taja
07-02-2009, 05:16 PM
Sounds like a fun trip! :thumbsup:

Hope the weather behaves itself for you. :)