7/5/17

Staycation

Happy Wednesday friends!!  I hope you guys had a great 4th!  I'll share some of our pictures of our 4th at home tomorrow, but first our staycation.   We headed to downtown Atlanta for a couple days.  We stayed at the OMNI hotel, and it was the perfect place to stay.  It was within walking distance of the places we went, and our room had a beautiful view.
 
Our first stop on our staycation was The World of Coca-Cola.  We walked through the Centennial Olympic Park.  The Olympic rings on the ground are fountains, and it becomes a splash pad.  We meant to take the kiddos there, but the park was closed on Monday to get ready for the 4th of July celebration. 
 
We made it to The World of Coca-Cola, and had to stand in an insanely long line...in the humidity.  Once we got in though, we all enjoyed a coke.  The kids were so excited that we even let them have their own coke.
 
We did a little taste testing of the coke from around the world...some were much better than others.  I won't say which one tastes terrible, because when family comes to visit we are taking them there, and I wouldn't want to ruin the experience for them...or us to see their faces! Max and Emma were in coke heaven, and probably would have stayed in that section all day.  We didn't let them, obviously. 
 
We discovered the secret formula....
 
Our night view from our room.


Emma and Max would stand at the window and look out at the view.  Emma was usually pointing out something she saw to Max.  Seeing the world through their eyes is always the best.  They see things that sometimes we miss. 
 
Day 2 we went to the College Football Hall of Fame.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but let me tell you it was so fun!!  When you first get their you get these badges that are tied to the college team you pick.  Your whole experience is personalized. 
 
There are 3 levels to the hall of fame.  The first floor has a field with different football activities you can do.  This was Max and Emma's favorite part...I think maybe Ian's too. 


 
Are they not the cutest? 
 
I represented my NMSU Aggies! 
 
The 2nd floor had games you can play, a play to karaoke your college's fight song, film a game day scene, create a marching band routine, and so much more. 
 
We were there for over two hours.  Definitely a fun place for any football fan!!
 
Yesterday before heading home we did the CNN tour.  It was pretty cool.  It's not really for kids though.  50 minutes of straight talking was too much for them.
 
All in all, our staycation was a success and so much fun!! 
 
Update on the road rage incident.  The detective called me this weekend, and unfortunately the prints didn't have a match.  Also the cameras at the store didn't catch the whole incident...boo.  Hopefully I don't see him again. 
 

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