Coke capitol of the world
It was hot and humid in Atlanta. Hooray for an airconditioned house and car that we borrowed from the Mission Year director while he was out of town. I even managed not to get sunburned until the last day when we went and played in the Olympic fountain right at noon. Smart!
Olympic Centennial Fountain
All the flags are from where the Olympics were held the last 100 years.
I finally got to meet all of Brian's friends that still live there that he talks about ALL the time! It's nice to have a little reference! Sunday we went to his church and he got a royal hard time for not telling anyone he was coming! Still we got invited to the Clarks house for lunch and a game of Scrabble for the girls while the guys all slept!
We went through Reynoldstown and met all the boys that he used to work with. They are not doing so well, into some bad stuff and starting their own gang. We tried to hang out with them and do stuff with them, but they really didn't want to and kept disappearing from the Wheelbarrow Festival so we didn't know where they were. It was kinda sad and really frustrating for Brian.
We spent the most time hanging out with Brian's friend Corey who is deaf. I never knew my husband knew so much sign language! We took him with us to the new Georgia Aquarium. It's pretty cool, but not like the most spectacular thing you've ever seen. Although maybe I'm biased since I've been to a few aquariums.
A Beluga Whale - there were 4 of them
Then we went to the Atlanta Braves game that night. $5 seats can't be beat! We were supposed to be sitting on the side facing into the sun, but I was so incredibly hot and the stadium was half empty that I convinced the guys to walk around to the other side and just take some empty seats. We did with no problem and the coolest part was we ended up sitting right across the isle from another deaf guy. Who happened to be a pastor and had gotten his master's degree. With Corey trying to go to college it was the perfect opportunity for him to be encouraged and make a connection. The guy said he would help him out so pray he does. As if that wasn't God already letting us "move out of the sun"... :)
My very favorite picture, a flock of manta rays that looks like a space fleet
Overall it was a pretty good trip and I am so thankful that we live up here where it's not 90 degrees and 90% humidity in the shade!