So we left home a week ago this morning and will be returning tomorrow evening around midnight. It is true that all good things must come to an end. We’ve had an amazing adventure between Disney, Siesta Key Beach, and now Atlanta, Georgia!
Overview of Disney- We stayed at a new to us resort (Caribbean Beach Resort) and WOW, WOW, WOW!!! It was HUGE!!! We’ve stayed at all 3 All Star Resorts, Pop Century, and Port Orleans French Quarter, and those were just a fraction of the size of this resort (over 30,000 guest rooms!).
Our first day at Hollywood Studios we were able to experience things we had never done before, as well as things we hadn’t done in a REALLY long time! (More on that later)
Our second day we headed to Epcot and again were able to experience new things! Frozen forever after, Soarin around the World, meeting Joy and Sadness, and new (to us) dining experiences!
Our final day we checked out and headed to Magic Kingdom. Rather than trying anything new we enjoyed our old favorites! Started at the park opening at 9am and stayed until about 2 pm before renting a car and heading to Siesta Key Beach!
We got to Siesta Key in the early evening and settled into “Hibiscus Suites.” This hotel was such a great location!!! It was about a 5 minute drive to Siesta Key Public Beach, right down the road from Publix (Florida supermarket chain), and right across the street from Siesta Key Water Sports!
We of course enjoyed the beach, parasailing, and eating LOTS of seafood!!!
Wednesday morning we drove from Siesta Key to Atlanta, Georgia. We got settled into the Westin Hotel on Peachtree and headed to dinner at Pitty Pat’s Porch. We LOVE Pitty Pat’s!!! We visited this restaurant about 6 years ago and had the most amazing ribs. We were afraid that we had over-hyped the taste in the paste 6 years, but we didn’t!!! They were so so so good! If you’re ever in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend checking it out!
Today is our first and only full day here in Atlanta, so we spent a good chunk of time at the Georgia Aquarium. It is expensive to get in ($40 for adults) but WOW, it’s absolutely incredible! We spent about 2 hours there in the morning, left and had lunch, and then came back for another hour and a half in the afternoon. There is so much to do and see at the Aquarium, and the Dolphin Celebration show was just excellent! This evening we are having dinner at the Sun Dial restaurant (the top 3 floors at the Westin… and it revolves!) and then heading to ride the Atlanta Skyview.
Tomorrow we will be checking out the World of Coca-Cola and some other sites before heading to airport to fly home.
It’s been an amazing trip thus far, but I am looking forward to coming home sweet home!