21. Atlanta, Georgia
Trip Start Jul 18, 2012
26Trip End Aug 04, 2012
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We then drove to Atlanta, by way of Montgomery, and again got in too late to see the civil rights museum. We were able to see the outside of the Civil Rights Memorial Center and it's very inspiring water table/timeline of the civil rights movement through Dr. King's death and an inspiring quote from him.
After Montgomery, we drove to Atlanta and made our next change in our bullet-proof plan - staying in Atlanta two nights and dropping a night in Nashville
Arrived at the Ritz Carlton, initially facing a reservation snafu. However, they were gracious enough to upgrade us to a suite, which made the extra night's stay even a better idea.
We are all basically "touristed" out, so we spent the day in Buckhead, the upscale shopping/eating district in Atlanta, after we dropped off 30 pounds of laundry for "wash and fold" service.
Buckhead is bigger than most of the cities we have visited, and the shopping did not disappoint. For the first time, the family split up. Grant and I went to the Legoland Discovery Center, where through a lot of smooth talking and after several rejections, we got tickets to a "sold out" day! Grant loved every minute in the Center. It is pretty spectacular, especially the all-Lego depiction of Atlanta.
The girls shopped at Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza, and some other shops along the way, and we met up at 630 to go to Fogo de Chao for dinner
We left Fogo de Chao with a protein hangover, picked up our clothing, and watched the Olympics! Go USA.
Next stop Louisville, Kentucky, by way of Nashville, Tennessee.