Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 2:00 am 20 comments

Atlanta is considered a hot and happening place.  We certainly enjoyed our time there.

This is Hubby’s office (the Atlanta branch of course).  Cool word wall!  I wonder, can I do something like this in my house?  Hmmmmm…

Atlanta Office Word wall

After we left Hubby to get some work done, we went sight seeing.  Guess where?

CNN Sign

See that globe with the metal frame sticking out of it?  The metal is the framework of the tallest free standing escalator in the world –  8 stories high (80 ft).  We rode the escalator into the globe and began our CNN tour from there.

CNN Escalator

The guide took us (and all the other touristy folks) on a behind the scenes look at CNN operations.  Of course, they wouldn’t let us take pictures.  Grrrrr!!!!

Tony Harris was the news anchor on the air during our tour.  We got close- but not that close.

CNN anchor Tony Harris

I was actually hoping that T.J. Holmes would have been the on air anchor at the time.  But he works weekends and this was a Monday afternoon.  It was for the best anyway.  It would have been awkward being carted off by security in an attempt to get his autograph.  Hi T.J.!!!

TJ Holmes

At the gift shop we were able to snag a few shots with a cardboard cutout of Wolf Blitzer and a large picture of Anderson Cooper.  Wolf actually works out of the Washington D.C. office and Anderson works out of the New York office.  The pictures with Ali Velshi and Sanjay Gupta’s cardboard likenesses didn’t come out for some reason.

Jasmine makes Wolf crack up, don’t you see his smile?  Actually he looks a little stiff today.  Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Jasmine and Wolf

 The always effervescent Wolf with Heather.

Heather and Wolf

Anderson, why so serious all the time? 

Jasmine and Anderson Cooper

 The Atlanta hotel we stayed in on our way to Austin had this great outdoor area.

Hotel Pavillion

It had a nice view too. 

Hotel view to downtown Atlanta

 The Atlanta hotel we stayed in on the way back to Florida also had an awesome view of the city.

Downtown Atlanta Night 2

 It was a fun trip!!!


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From the Road… Getting There is Half the Fun. Really???

20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. emmap  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 2:35 am

    i love going to that underground mall thingy… there was a place there that had good crawdads… mmmmm…

    • 2. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:23 am

      We’d been there some years ago. It was a cool place.

  • 3. richajn  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 3:23 am

    nice to see you had so much fun!!

    • 4. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:26 am

      Thanks, it was a good time!

  • 5. cindy  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Looks super fun! 🙂

    • 6. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 7:44 am

      Would have been better if T.J. was there, lol.

  • 7. Nelia  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 8:12 am


    • 8. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 9:39 am


  • 9. Mom Gone Mad  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 9:06 am

    Mwwwaah! I wants me a roadtrip too. And a side serving of TJ Holmes.

    What? Asking too much?

    Glad you guys had a blast!

    • 10. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 9:41 am

      Thanks. Come along with us next time. That’ll cure you of any further desire for road trips 🙂

  • 11. Dennis the Vizsla  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:15 am

    That’s a cool hotel — great shot of the skyline!

    • 12. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:34 am

      Thanks, I’m surprised my cheap little camera got the night time shot.

  • 13. starlaschat  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11:02 am

    I’m glad you had so much Fun! Nothing says fun like a fun road trip.
    Cute pictures and that last city shot is Amazing!

    • 14. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 11:05 am

      Thanks, it took several shots!

  • 15. Doraz  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    Wow, all of the stuff you got to see and do will help you guys figure things out, right? I am happy you all had a great time with the area. I have only been there once, at the airport. I did not get to go sight seeing. 😦

    • 16. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 12:57 pm

      Perhaps on a return trip you can try the Coca Cola factory, CNN, and Centennial Park.

  • 17. jentrinque  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I only have basic cable so I don’t get CNN…but I think I might just to see more of that TJ character, he is gorgeous!

    • 18. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 4:32 pm

      Yep, eye candy!

  • 19. Tony  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    8 story high escalator. Help mummy I wanna get off. That’s a beautiful park/garden

    • 20. Era  |  Thursday, June 25, 2009 at 10:36 pm

      It was quite a nice garden. This hotel really surprised me.


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