Ok I just spent 15 minutes writing up a good trip report only to hit a button of some sort and delete the whole thing
Johnie-37, lover of all things historical
Alysia- DD-17 who likes to travel and shop
Shannon-18 and DD's friend who also likes history and gets my weird jokes
We decided to drive to Atlanta since I waited too long to buy plane tickets. Alysia did most of the driving I was able to hang out in the backseat and read, sleep and occasionally complain about the music being too loud :tongue:
The trip was pretty uneventful. We essentially drove down I85 for about 500 miles. We left after the girls got out of school and arrived around 12:30am. I had wanted to stop and eat at Cracker Barrell since there is one about every 5 miles on the way down. I was outvoted. We ended up in some diner in Thomasville, NC. I had an overwhelming desire to buy some furniture :tongue: The diner did not serve any breakfast food. However the service was quick and friendly. The grand total for 3 was $14. The downside is that we left smelling like cigarette smoke and fried food
We arrived at the hotel. I had gotten the Baymont Inn and Suites on Hotwire for about $42 a night. Parking was an additional $15 a night. I thought that was a reasonable amount. Apparently the people checking in ahead of me did not. They kept saying, "oh lord!" about the whole thing. My impersonation of them saying this became a running joke of the weekend. The room was clean and no frills. We did get free wi-fi which was nice. The hotel also has a free deluxe continental breakfast of which we did not partake. None of us are breakfast eaters.
Sat., Feb 14th. We got up and dressed and headed down the road to the first stop of the day. The World of Coca-Cola. Tickets for this are $15 for each adult. There are a couple of films, a pop culture room, a bottling room, a tasting room and some other stuff. It was a neat way to spend a few hours. We got to meet the Coca-Cola polar bear. He is too cute! His eyes blink! The sampling room has 64 flavors of Coke from around the world. We did enjoy watching the unaware sample Beverly :tongue: