I will say that it was a BIT of a culture shock. Having been born and raised in Portland Oregon it was a very different place. A little part of me cried every time I saw people throw away recyclables :(
Anywho, I flew into Atlanta, GA since it was approx $100 CHEAPER than flying directly to South Carolina. My trip had a few things I wanted to attend in Atlanta with the big one being the aquarium.
We first visited the Center for Puppetry Arts since it was a rather small attraction. I really REALLY enjoyed it though since it houses some of the original puppets used in Fraggle Rock and Labyrinth. However I wasn't allowed to take pictures due to some copy write bull so I spent a great deal of time staring at various puppets so as to try and memorize every little detail. They certainly are amazing when you can view them so closely. They had Sir Didymus and, as I call them, the Door Cards.
Next up was the Georgia Aquarium and boy.. it was really awesome there! I can't even find the words; it was a lot of fun and very enjoyable. I wanted to stay all day but since it was a weekend it was rather busy. I remember fangirling a bit when I was told it was where Volpin had his Big Daddy cosplay shoot. I -thought- it had been but it slipped my mind until it was mentioned again. Hahaha.
Afterward we visited the Coke museum across the way but by then it was probably already around 7pm and we got in on one of the last tour groups. I'm not really a Coke drinker, let alone any soda, but the history was really interesting. I mostly enjoyed all the memorabilia and history the building contained.
After that though I spent a bunch of time at my host's house doing mostly nothing but hanging out, haha. It was the first week long vacation I've had in 5 years and I fully intended to be as lazy as possible. I played a LOT of Avalon Code and various other DS games (Tales of Innocence, Scribblenaughts, Echoes of Time, etc.)
I'll hush up now and post pictures (and one video.)
|Breakfast being prepared in the Sailor Moon apron I made = awesome :3|
|F**K YOU I'M A SHAAAARRRRKKK|
I tried getting a picture but it always turned out blurry and you couldn't really tell what it was supposed to be of so we both took videos. Kem looks adorkable :)