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Monday, February 25, 2008

Atlanta, Georgia Trip (2nd Visit)

August 4-9, 2006
Yes, this is our second visit after a month :) We had 2 1/2 days free time before hubby's schedule for symposium teaching. This time, we made at least 4 itineraries touring around attractions frequently visited by many.

Georgia Aquarium - (Aug. 5, 2006)
We went to the aquarium early in the morning to catch up with the long lines of going inside. It was weekend, so it was crowded.
Anyway, once inside, there are a lots of places to visit. This is considered to be the largest aquarium in the world. Just imagine, it has eight million gallons of fresh and marine water and more aquatic life than found in any other aquarium.
Obviously, it is all aquatic life scenes that are present there, so below is one of my many photos which includes the various marine life inside the aquarium. Georgia Aquarium is actually highly recommended for the kids, and for the whole family as well.

Stone Mountain Park - (Aug. 6, 2006)
This was the most thrilling ride I ever got for the first time...the summit skyride! This is the rock's top attraction. This high-speed Swiss cable car provides a stunning view of the Confederate Memorial Carving as it transports guests more than 825 feet above ground to the top of Stone Mountain. I closed my eyes most of the time since I have phobia for heights.

But we got the chance to see the famous Stone Mountain Carving up-close. I forgot the fearful scene of the height for a while and so I was able to get good shots of the carving :) The shots of the pool below was done by hubby. Remember, I couldn't look down..:)

Reaching the top was awesome! From there, we saw amazing views of the Atlanta skyline, the Appalachian Mountains and more up to 60 miles away. Then, another few more poses for the camera. lol!

We also tried the riverboat excursions and paddlewheel riverboat cruise along Stone Mountain Lake. I only was able to take limited shots during that time...I didn't remember why, but I guess I got so tired with the sweltering heat of the I didn't know exactly what was I aiming for LOL!

6 Flags Over Georgia - (Aug. 7, 2006)
The temperature during that day went up as high as 99F. That's more than the hot temperature in the Philippines! We were both sweating like crazy. With the help of the thirst quenchers close by, these helped us gained back our strength and enjoyed meeting Bugs Bunny and friends. Hanging out with these toons were least we became like kids only for a few minutes. It's good to be child like once in a while, right? :)