Grady had a some business in Atlanta for a couple of days, so the kids and I did the obvious thing: tagged along to enjoy
a free vacation some fun field trips.
We've visited Atlanta so many times over the years that navigating eight lanes of highway traffic, figuring out public transportation, and caravaning my troops around downtown isn't overwhelming to me. Tiring? Yes. But nerve wracking? No.
Before spending a day at the Georgia Aquarium, we stopped by Johnny Rockets for lunch. This place was a win in so many ways.
"Christmas designed" ketchup? Free nickels for the jukebox? Spilled chocolate milk but no tears? A great start to a fun day.
The audience had been warned that it anyone tried to touch the sea lions they would be escorted out. But when 12-year old Diego stopped right in from of Grady Lee, lifted a flipper, waved and barked, I thought my son was about to die for lack of not being able to jump out of his seat and hug the long-whiskered pudgy animal.
Well fine. Be that way. Read and learn and understand the animals and their habitats why don't you.
Even if your kids roll up their sleeves before touching sea stars, sharks, coral, and sting rays, there is still a high probability that their pants, shoes, and hair will get wet. (Yes, HAIR.) I'm not sure how. I'm not sure why. But I am sure it can happen.