(click on collage to make picture larger) We took our family vaction last week to Atlanta. When we arrived in Atlanta, we stopped by the Temple for pictures and to the LDS Bookstore. Afterwards, we went to the Goergia Aquarium. We had terrible directions from MapQuest and downtown Atlanta is not somewhere you want to be lost! We finally found an "Ambassador" on a bicycle and he showed us the way. The Aquarium was fun, but for the record, too overpriced ($101 for our family)! We were able to pet stingrays,shrimp and some mushy-gooey red thing. The biggest fish there was the whale shark and happened to be George's favorite. It was huge! When the tour was over, we were ready to go to the hotel and relax. The kids were able to swim and I hit the internet to find a local scrapbook store. Friday morning, we went back downtown to the COKE Factory. We had no problem finding it. We were all in a fantastic mood. This tourist site is something our whole famliy gets into. We love COKE memorabililia. We were able to see all of the historic memorabilia from all over the years, and see a 4D movie where the seats shook, and wind and water is blown on you, etc. It was so amazing! After the movie, Forrest and Sadie were interested in tasting 63 different flavors of COKE products from all over the world. It was so funny seeing the expressions of their faces. One drink had Goerge and Forrest sneezing because it had too much bubbles in it! At the end of the sampling, were were able to cleanse our palatte with the real COKE and that put a Smile on our face! We were able to pick out our own COKE bottle that was bottled as we toured and then we moved on to the best part: The COKE memorabilia Store! I could have bought one of everything and would have been happy, and broke! The COKE Factory was by far the best tourist attraction we have done in a while. I recommend it to everyone!. On our way home, George drove me back towards the Temple for the scrapbooking store. I was excited to go, but when I got there, I was disappointed. Too big of a store with too few supplies. I did get a new acrylic stamp set I'be been wanting. We headed back to my sister's house in Lagrange GA. The next couple of days would be filled with movies, WII, playing at the beach at Calloway Gardens and jusst relaxing with family. The bad thing about vacations, is that they all must come to an end.
I'm finally moving towards owning my own painting company, after wanting one of almost 25 years. I've been gaining experience of painting for others for years, which I've truly enjoyed. I'm back in school, earning another degree, but this time in Business. By having the knowledge of the behind the scenes in business, I feel I'll have a greater advantage in direction I'm headed. I look forward to overcoming obstacles and moving toward my goal of being a successful business owner. The purpose of the blog is to track my progress, from overcoming my fears, to tracking my successes.