I got to visit the Georgia Aquarium and the Olympic Park Coca-Cola Museum.
I've got pictures.
I'll spare you guys all of the pictures. There are around 190 of them.
Before I get to the pictures, let's explain how the day played out.
Lucky for me (Sarcasm meter is over 9000!), my birthday fell during an elementary school fall break.
This means that the aquarium had quite the number of "age impaired" peoples.
Here's how that plays out in the grand scheme of things:
If a fish comes near the tank, a child is required by law to rush the tank in front of you and block your shot of the animal.
Other, more professional photograpologists will show up to take shots through plexiglass with huge SLR lenses and a giant flash bulb. This will happen right at the moment you think you can get a great picture.
There will be herds of small children under the care of a perent or grandparent. Those children will run as if no other living being is actually moving around the building until A) the parent snaps and takes them off screaming in a tantrum. Or, B) they run smack dab into somthing, hurt themselves, and the kid's guardians carry the children off screaming in a tantrum.
All Beluga whales were absent. I knew that two had died.
There are/were zero beluga whales on display.
I'm no phographist, myself. So, these pictures aren't stellar. I didn't go to photograph for brochures, I went to enjoy my day.
I'm going to direct link these to keep from image-flood browser-killing.
Many of the species on display are mixed into the same habitat.
While the fish can exist in the same habitat, they don't co-exist naively. This is something I feel the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga does better at; this informing the visitor about the habitat and the fish itself instead of small cards that just give the fish's name.
I wasn't able to take notes on what was what.
The best part of the museum is the final part of the museum. They call it "Taste it."
You get to try products from all over the world.
There are five stations:
Latin America, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America.
On each station, there is a triad of product to sample. Each station, with the exception of North America, has the same product on each side to prevent crowding.
Delaware Punch is an excellent Grape Soda.
Simba, I think, was similar to Mellow Yellow. It's hard to judge. I haven't seen Mellow Yellow in ages and can't compare the taste of the two.
Lift Cherry didn't leave a great impression. It's decent.
Inca Kola is a cream soda. An excellent cream soda. A+ #1!
The Nesteas of all countries I skipped.
The sour lemon soda. This one should be expanded to other territories. I was impressed.
Fanta grape is average. Nothing compared to Delaware Punch.
Beverly is supposedly from Italy. There are better tasting Antibiotics. The happiness of the employee's day was talking people into trying Beverly.