Well, so a while back the girl in charge and I took a little road trip to Atlanta, which was one of the swellest trips ever. I need to say that she is really just the most pleasant traveling companion, plus she was a great navigator while I was slinging the rental car around a city that can give the sucky Washington, D.C., traffic a run for its money.
We did a little sightseeing while we were there. At the Georgia Aquarium, the girl in charge was ecstatic to see this sea turtle, which I took at least fifty pictures of because the dude was moving pretty fast. I mean, he's a turtle -- who knew? The girl in charge is pretty sure she would like to have a sea turtle as a pet.
The only creatures that gave her more happiness than the sea turtle were these penguins, because come on. Look at 'em! Aack! -- they're so stinkin' cute!
I, on the other hand, felt like I was going to pass out from happiness when we walked into "The World of Coca-Cola" museum. I seriously almost hyper-ventilated. Many of you already know that I love the red Coca-Cola with a deep and abiding love. But you may not also know that at one point (before I married the husband) I had an apartment that was totally decorated with a Coca-Cola theme. I say "decorated," which is generous . . . .
I feel silly but somehow defiant when I describe how giddy I was when I entered the gift shop of this museum (a place that in the past I usually dreaded entering with urchins because of the "I want it, I need it, I have to have it or I'll die" disease that always overtook them). I couldn't breathe, people. I just looked over at the girl in charge, and she rolled her eyes, then cracked up.
Pathetic . . . .
We feel so lucky that we were also able to visit this sweetest of women, who is part of our beloved un-family, and who lives about a half hour away from the city. It was so fabulous to spend time with her -- it always is. And as it turns out, now I'm more glad than ever that she's there.
Because we went to Atlanta to visit the two lovely campuses of Emory University -- and confirmed for ourselves that this is the girl in charge's dream college. And guess what we found out last week?!
Look out Atlanta! Here she comes!