Well, here we are, in the ‘Gateway to the South’. While there was some tension involved with the flights (Johnny and I exchanged horrified glances each time she made a squawk), there was remarkably little crying or shrieking. Even better, on the first flight a very kind gentleman moved away (self-preservation?) so we could have all three seats, and Aili had a delightfully QUIET 2-hour nap! Hooray.
After you see the paraphernalia and the videos and all the exhibits, you get to try 65 soft drinks from around the world, plus of course a whole lotta Coke. Here is Johnny discovering the Coke side of life.
I never want to drink pop again.
When we first arrived late last night we noticed there was scaffolding around our hotel, but didn’t think anything of it. But this morning we found that most buildings downtown have scaffolding on their first floors. It turns out there was a huge tornado that blew through downtown Atlanta in March, causing serious damage to many of the buildings. (Who knew?) The CNN building was flooded, the GeorgiaDome had parts of its roof torn off, and entire hotels had to be evaculated due to the number of blown-in windows. Cleanup and repairs are still ongoing.
Can you imagine what would happen if there was a tornado in downtown Vancouver??
We’ve been to some places where Johnny’s been the visible minority (Red Deer, Phoenix) or where I have (Japan, Richmond) – – but here we’ve observed that we BOTH are.
We have also been struck by how people are very warm and very friendly – more so, I think, than at home.
Have I mentioned how much I love our wonderfully versatile car seat?