Georgia Aquarium

Posted: August 28, 2011 in travel

Having a blog is fun.  It allows me to look back and reflect on an amazing vacation.  I feel so grateful that Kyle and I got an entire week to relax and enjoy just being together.

Hello friend.

Our first day of vacation we drove to the ATL, sweated it out at a Braves game, and then met with another “King of Fitness” and his family at Atlantic Station.

For the second day of vacation we had a few goals: sleep in, get Kyle a big breakfast, and workout.  All 3 were accomplished!


After sleeping in we drove to Another Broken Egg Cafe.  We’ve never been before, but I hear about my VA friends going and loving it.  There’s a lot to love!  Such cute decor and as we discovered…out of this world breakfast food!

Kyle had a meaty omelet and I had a veggie omelet with caramelized onions, red peppers, and feta.  Holy cow can we say good?  I also started the meal with an equally delicious bowl of blackberry grits.  Grits in the South?  Can’t pass that up!

We decided to spend the hot day (record breaking heat) inside at the much famed Georgia Aquarium.  After the parking machine stole $3 for me…we were ready to see the fishes!


One word: amazing!  I’ll let the pictures do the talking.  It was amazing (I need a new word) to see the gigantic whale sharks (not actually “sharks” or “whales” apparently)!  Another highlight was the African penguins and the piranhas.

It was just amazing seeing so many different species of fish and reptiles.  This is a great place and a must-see for anyone visiting Atlanta!

A little story about the piranhas.  The screen said “Piranha feeding 3:15″…so at 3:10 we rushed over there to see this.  Piranhas can devour an entire tuna in 2-10 minutes…that must be a sight to see.  There was a crowd of about 50 people smashed in front of the window to see the feeding.  Everyone had cameras poised and Kyle and I even split up to see who could get a better video.


3:20- no feeding.  Cameras were turned off.
3:30- no feeding.  A few people left and we got a better spot.
4 – no feeding.  A kinda rude employee comes by and when we ask about the feeding she tells us that they’re not being fed today and we all read the sign wrong.  Seriously?  50+ people read the sign wrong and stood crammed together for no reason.  Apparently so. Fail. I guess the Disney guide to guest service didn’t make it to the ATL.


Sad that we missed the feeding we left and took a walk around Centennial Park. Hot, but pretty.

Zeus?

We headed back to the hotel for a high intensity full body workout before dinner.  Kyle got a little excited creating some challenging push-ups and chest moves..we were both sore for days.


Next up…dinner…


Love and fish faces,
Carissa & Kyle

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