Sunday 24 December 2006 - Saturday 2 December 2006 4 °C
My Mom came to visit me here in Atlanta for Christmas and New Years.
We did all the fun touristy things and cooked heaps of Southern food (cornbread, biscuits, collard greens, green beans, ham hocks, etc).
And we drank beer and wine every night and fell asleep watching My Name is Earl on DVD (one of my mom's favorite shows).
Atlanta was pretty easy to navigate, well since there's actually public transport. We'd take MARTA (the rail and bus system) pretty much everywhere we needed to go. Got all over the city. So I feel well explored now.
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
Centennial Olympic Park with a statue of the guy who founded the modern olympics. I think he'd be good at high jump, he's huge!
My mom and fishies. We went to the largest aquarium in the world. The Georgia Aquarium. It has whale sharks, baluga whales, sea otters, penguins, sea lions and much more! But not particularly educational. Just pretty. They don't have signs that say where the fishes are from.
We also visited the CNN center, which was actually alot of fun. Playing with green screens and sitting at the anchor desks.
We also went to the Atlanta Historical Center which has some lovely gardens with native Georgia plants. And lots of civil war history.
I had to drop off my Mom at the airport today, which was so sad. I'll miss having her around, especially having someone to cook with. But to make it even worse, the Atlanta airport was flooded with soldiers being shipped out. Crying kids saying goodbye to their fathers and mothers. Parents saying goodbye to their sons and daughters. I couldn't handle it. Don't die! They're going for no good reason anyways. Atlanta seems to have alot more reminders of wartime than LA did. The culture is just different here.