For Labor’s Day weekend, we drove to Atlanta, to visit our dear friends who recently moved there. Our friends were so generous, and so patience with us. Hosting two middle age parenting novices, a three-year old and a five-year old is not for the faint of heart, but our friends handled it with charm and grace. It was a very nice trip, I don’t know where to start… so I will start with the coffee.
Let me say, my friend, Bozena, makes the best cup of cappuccino, I have EVER had. Then she pairs in with almond biscotti…it’s like I am in Bella Roma. As, Tricia said, this coffee is worth the 10 hour drive. She is absolutely right.
Her husband also makes a mean sangria, and that along with the unusually cool and breezy evenings made for a relaxing time. My husband and I have been through a lot of changes, good and bad, in the past 12 months, and it was so comforting to be with people who accept you for who you are. My friend, who also home schooled her girls when they were younger, was so encouraging, and gave my girls two large gift bags of home schooling materials to bring home. Their four daughters were wonderful with my girls, many times they gave us a much-needed break so we could rest, relax and catch up with our friends.
On Sunday, they graciously took us as their guests to the Georgia Aquarium, a truly awesome place. We traveled on the moving walkway as we saw Manta Rays, Whale Sharks, and Giant Grouper on the Ocean Voyager.In the Cold Water Quest gallery,we saw arctic beluga whales and harbor seals. The African penguin exhibit was a fun interactive exhibit. We crawled through tunnels and pop-up windows, built into the exhibit, allowing us to see the penguins face-to-face. At the Georgia Explorer, the kids were able to touch small hammerhead sharks and stingrays. Unfortunately, Bumblebee had a major meltdown, so we were not able to see all of the exhibits, but the sections we did see were great. If you are ever in Atlanta, I would highly recommend the aquarium.