We are so excited to have had the opportunity to travel to Georgia for a vacation. Logan won us part of the trip with his Drive Chip and Putt competition and Matt and I decided that it would be great to make more of a trip out of it and explore Atlanta as well. You could tell that Jordan was extremely excited in the car on the way to the airport and poor Logan just seemed a bit on the embarrassed side. If you don’t know him already, Logan can sometimes be a bit shy and with all this attention on him for the competition I think that he just needed a moment. Lucky for us we flew on a fairly new Delta plane and they had video screens in the headrests and all of the movies were free that day! The kids loved the opportunity to choose their own movies, but I was a bit surprised that Logan waited to see what movie Jordan picked and then he picked the same one. Guess it was a little sweet…following in big brother’s footsteps. Arriving at the rental house in Atlanta I was a little nervous about the area, simply because we are so used to the suburbs and this was clearly the city. However, when morning came around it was obvious that we had made a good choice. Walking around a bit we discovered that this townhouse was just a few blocks from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial site. There was even a giant mural of his face on the side of our building. The boys enjoyed walking the street where he lived and seeing the house where he grew up. I also had no idea that my husband was born exactly 50 years after MLK Jr. to the day. After touring the area we were staying in we headed in to downtown Atlanta to check out the World of Coca Cola. This would be Matt’s version of a wine tasting. It was pretty cute watching him and the boys taste all of the different sodas from around the world…some good…some not so good. To be honest the sweetest drink I tried was the sweet tea. It was so sweet that my face puckered! From there we headed over to purchase tickets to see the Atlanta Hawks basketball team play against the Chicago Bulls. This seemed like a good idea because we no longer have a pro team in Seattle and the boys are so in to basketball. We hit up Six Flags Over Georgia and had an amazing time on all of the roller-coasters (Logan just barely tall enough to ride them all). My favorite was the Goliath with all of its big drops and a top speed of 70mph. It sounds like everyone else’s favorite was the Superman, I think they liked the feeling that they were flying. After the park we hit up the basketball game and the boys loved it! I don’t even like basketball that much, but it was a lot of fun. Overall we had a great time in Atlanta and it would be great to head back that way to explore more.
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