Sunday, March 29, 2015

Vacation 2015 - Atlanta and Daytona Beach Florida

 The first stop in Atlanta was the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library.  We were told that presidential libraries were top notch facilities, so we tried it.  It was very cool.  The grounds were pristine.
 Such a great building and a great tribute to a great man.
 The next stop:  The World of Coca Cola.  This place was over the top.  Being headquartered in Atlanta, this place was part amusement park, part propaganda facility.
 Besides having a cool 3d movie, there were all kinds of historic items and a tasting of Coke products from around the world.
 Our hotel in Atlanta was next door to the Olympic park.  I actually went to the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996, so I was interested in seeing how the city kept the place up.  It's still a beautiful setting.
 The rings were everywhere.

 The cool lake and towers made for a very cool scene.
 Enormous Farris wheel.
 The big boys were itching to fall into the water.  They didn't.
 On the wall.
 The older boys rode the Farris wheel.
 Flannery took Eli on a carriage ride.
 It was an awesome night time setting.
 We arrived in Daytona Beach the next day.
 Daytona Speedway, for you NASCAR fans.
 Getting closer.
 The world's most famous beach!
 We could have literally driven right into the Atlantic.
 The Atlantic was a bit angry.  And it was windy and not very warm.  The water?  Freezing.  But that didn't stop the kids from swimming in it.
 There were some impressive waves out there.
 The pier, with Joe's Crab Shack.
 There was this mist blowing up from the water.  It was an interesting sight.
 Too cold to swim, the boys dug a nice hole and build some turrets around it.
 Then Eli got in.
Turrets came down, hole got deeper.  Then Tyson got in.  He looks...strained.

After the beach fun, we walked across the sand to a place called Tiki Hut and ate the best Mahi Mahi tacos ever.  More tomorrow from Orlando and Universal.

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