Vacation Recaps - Atlanta

Sunday, July 21, 2013

We went to Atlanta at the end of May to see my family. My sister, her husband, and three kids live in Atlanta, and my parents came up from Miami. We haven’t been back East for about two years, and it was a much needed vacation. The kids had their last day of school the day after we got there. My niece and older nephew were a part of the end of the year talent show. My nephew and his friend did a Tai Kwon Do routine, and my niece was a stagehand for the whole show. They did great! I managed to get my nephew’s routine on video.

For the Memorial Day weekend, we went to Callaway Gardens. We’ve been there several times before, and it’s always a lot of fun. This is a huge golf resort, but for those of us (my husband and I) who don’t play golf have a lot of options. We went to the Butterfly Gardens, the Birds of Prey show, and to Robin Lake which had a huge water obstacle course this year.

The huge deal this year at Callaway was the Treetop Adventure. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take part in it because of my cerebral palsy. You needed balance and coordination, both of which I lack. But it looked like a ton of fun. It’s a treetop course of zip lines. In between the zip lines are various “aerial obstacles”. I think I might have been able to do the zip lines by themselves (maybe), but the other parts, no way. My sister, her husband, our niece, and my husband all did this, and they all said it was really hard. They were sore for days after. I got a lot of pictures though, so that’s good.

We went back to Atlanta and did a bunch more stuff. We went to Cartersville, about 25 miles or so away, to the Tellus Science Museum. They have a ton of fun exhibits, some hands-on, which I always appreciate. You could pan for gems and go on a fossil dig. Really cool place.

We also saw the movie Epic and went to the Barnes and Noble bookstore a few times. Didn’t buy anything, but I love to walk around book stores.

As with our San Ramon trip, I wrote a more detailed description of everything we did, what we ate, and how my walking was. This trip was even better for my walking than San Ramon. One of the best trips I’ve had. Feel free to read all about it!

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  • 4CYNDI
    WOO HOO! Sounds like another great trip!
    2850 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    It sounds like a fun time had by all. I was not aware Calloway Gardens had a zip line event as it's been a while since I last vsited. Make me want to check it out again! I live close by and deployed at the momnet. Makes me miss it all! You picked a great place to vacation. I'll be reading more of your blogs in reference to your many travels. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2851 days ago
  • DR1939
    The zip part is easy. They can strap you in so you don't have to do much. However, you have to get to the top of the towers and back down. That might be a problem. They are fun.
    2852 days ago
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