A Day in Atlanta

Ok so my trip home from South Dakota was somewhat difficult. First of all I left Sioux Falls on Monday afternoon for St. Paul Minnesota but we were delayed because we had to de-ice the plane. We sat on the runway for a good hour before we could take off. So when we landed in St. Paul my flight to Atlanta had already left, I was supposed to have spent the night in Atlanta but instead I was stuck in St. Paul. So Delta gave me a number to call and get a discount on an area hotel. So I found the shuttle to go to the hotel and when I walked in my room I was stunned. It was one of the coolest hotels I have ever stayed in. Very nice. So I guess it was a blessing in disguise. I couldn't enjoy it long because I had to be up at 3:00 to catch my 5:20 a.m. flight to Atlanta. However, we didn't leave at 5:20. Our plane didn't get to the gate until 5:20 needless to say we landed late in Atlanta. I almost had a heart attack running through the airport trying to catch my flight to Tegucigalpa. Atlanta airport is huge and you have to take a train to get to the different terminals, by the time I got to the terminal my flight was long gone. So Delta was kind enough to change my ticket for the next morning, give me food vouchers and pay for my hotel. So I had all day to explore Atlanta. So after dropping my bags off at the hotel I took the train from the airport to downtown Atlanta. I have to say that this city was one of the nicest and cleanest cities I have ever seen. I was very impressed. My first stop was CNN headquarters. Now I'm not a CNN fan, I'm a Fox faithful, but hey it's Atlanta and I had time so I thought I would take a tour of CNN. It was actually very interesting. When you first go in there is a huge food court and stores. Starting on the second floor and up are the offices. The tour took us behind the scenes to see how things operated. We got to see "The Newsroom" the brain of the whole operation. We saw several anchors shooting live. It was so neat to see how news is made and broadcast.

After my CNN tour I headed to Olympic Park. It was very relaxing. Nice fountains, monuments that kind of thing. On the other side of the park is the Coke company. It was here in Atlanta that John Pemberton invented Coca Cola so I took a tour of the Coke museum. I highly recommend it. Very cool. They take you through the history from the pharmacy to a world wide product. One of the best parts of the tour was a room that had soda fountains with coke products from around the world. You can go around taste tasting the different kind of drinks that Coke makes from different parts of the world. One of my favorites was the drinks from Asia. Very good stuff. The worst was Africa, it was really weird.

By the time I finished the Coke tour it was dark and I was tired. So I stopped by the "Underground". A famous shopping area in downtown Atlanta. I grabbed some supper there and headed back to the hotel. It was a fun day in Georgia.


Jeanne said...

that was neat..
glad that all worked out for you.
A "little" vacation in the middle of Christmas...lol

I told Hannah that you will have something exciting to share when you got back. Glad it worked out for you.

Kristen said...

Haha wow seemed like a very long stressful trip on your way back home to Tegucigalpa (sorry if I spelled it wrong) but glad that you got to tour Georgia seems really cool! Glad you finally made it home safe! ;)

I am glad you had a good time in Georgia. Den and I have had to run thru the Atlanta airport. I can relate, I never thought we would make it. Looks like a nice time.