Wow. It’s been almost 10 years since we visited Atlanta together for the first time. It was so long ago and yet I remember much of it so vividly.
In May 2003, we came to Atlanta for a long weekend (even missing some of Senior week at college) to try to find a place to live and figure out the city a bit. And, while we were here, we were told we had to visit the World of Coke. This was the old, small one. With a 7 minute movie probably made in the 70s.
Mr. Serious is looking so very young…and of course had to post in front of the posters of women in their swimsuits.
(Sidenote: I just realized that Mr. Serious is wearing the same shorts! As in these shorts are likely over 10 years old. I guess we need to go clothes shopping!)
And, I had to post with the bear in the gift shop. (I swear I had a picture of both of us in front of the bear, but I can’t for the life of me find it.) Seriously, Krystyn? Overalls? Please tell me they were okay in 2003?
Almost 10 years later, and quite a bit sure has changed. Most notably, is the bear that blinks, moves his head and has personality. Okay, obviously not most notable, but seriously, the bear was nuzzling and sniffing E’s head. The photographer told bear to stop and I said “just don’t eat her.” The photog said “he doesn’t eat babies” and the bear smiled and shook his head “yes!” Eeek. He then stood up and rested his head on Mr. Serious’ head (we saw him “eat” another persons’ head, too). It was a lot of fun interacting with the bear. And, when a timid #1 decided to do a picture, the bear got down really low and put on his sweet face for her picture.
I guess we look a little different, too.
Okay, so really, in 10 years, we’ve graduated college, moved to Atlanta, married, bought a house, each graduated with Master’s degrees and oh, yeah, had three kids. Two of which thought the tasting station was the best thing, ever (yeah, they don’t get soda, like ever, so this was a huge treat).
Ten years later, we went to grab lunch from the food court and decided on the “Mexican restaurant with a bell” because the line was the shortest and the little people like it. We picniced at Centennial Park and let the girls hang out. (Okay, isn’t that skull shirt like the cutest, ever?) And, true to our being tourists in our own town, we let the girls play in the fountains (once again, I failed to bring a change of clothes!)
Yeah, I guess there’s been a couple things that have changed over the years. It’s been pretty awesome.
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