A longer than planned stop in Atlanta
Trip Start Aug 16, 2004
133Trip End Aug 13, 2005
After the rest of the flight was ok, we arrived in Atlanta and caught a courtesy shuttle to our hotel - Econolodge, part of Choice Hotels, by the airport. The room was $42 for the night, and cheaper than dorms so made sense. The room was pretty small but still had ensuite, TV and air con, so for one night was quite comfortable.
The best thing was the free shuttle to the airport, as from there we caught the metro into the city centre. We went to the World of Coca Cola which cost $9 and was quite interesting, with a tasting room at the end of the tour!
Atlanta was the birthplace of Martin Luther King, so we walked to The King Center for a look around. We watched a short film all about Martin Luther King's life and the work he did, and saw some pretty powerful exhibits that moved me to tears.
After a stop outside to see the memorial rose garden, we went back to the hotel.