Hey, I just returned from an action packed trip to Atlanta with the family (wife and the two teens). I had two destinations on my agenda, the Georgia Aquarium to see fish and the Orvis Store. On a side note, our eighteen year old will be headed to college soon (The University of the South: Sewanee) so this may be our truly last family trip. The good news, Sewanee owns 13,000 acres of nature so she won’t miss The Ten Acre Woods.
We drove down from Nashville and it was a nice drive, except that my new GPS turned out to be a dumb dumb if you know what I mean. Luckily, I have multiple GPS’s and I switched over to the old faithful Garmin. I like using a GPS on trips. Do you know how husbands and wives argue about directions in a car, well that all stopped when we purchased our first GPS. Now we both argue with the GPS, its teamwork! I must admit, it’s really funny when she argues with it and it quietly tells her where to go--- Take the next right to Hale Street, Hee Hee, I’m in trouble now!
First on the agenda was the Georgia Aquarium. I know, for the outdoor enthusiasts seeing fish in a tank is not an adventure, but this was big fish in a big tank. Heck, I once fished in an aquarium and caught a goldfish when I was six. It turned out to be my aquarium’s record catch for goldfish. The Georgia Aquarium is no kid aquarium, its gimongus. In this aquarium there were thousands of fish and the best thing is the clear tube that you walk through under the largest tank. We saw sharks, grouper, and two whale sharks that were as big as a school bus. I couldn’t believe it, but we didn’t see a Georgia Bass, dang!
The Georgia Aquarium was great! Also, I have been to the Chattanooga Aquarium and it’s also a must see.
Next up, was the Orvis store (a premier outdoor store for you indoor types). This is my first visit to Orvis and you won’t believe it! In the parking lot they have parking spaces labeled.........? Stay tuned for part 2 of this post in the future. Remember: What’s in Your woods, river, lake or bay? Get outside!