If you want to feel like you’re in New York City when you’re in Atlanta, go to the Georgia Aquarium. Because it’s so popular, you’ll be pushing your way through the massive crowds and strollers. And I understand why everyone is going because it’s a very cool place.
It’s apparently the word’s largest aquarium.
With more than 8.1 million gallons of water.
And houses more than 100,000 animals.
Including whale sharks, beluga whales and two manta rays.
So you can totally understand why this was the ONLY fish Summer was interested in seeing….
I kept trying to point out the amazing whale shark exhibit and she kept begging me to show her the “fake fish” again.
That fake fish is named Deepo (the mascot for the aquarium and named after Home Depot, the company that financed a large part of the aquarium).
Deepo lives in the gift shop.
He seems nice. As far as stuffed fish go.
After saying goodbye to Deepo and visiting friends in Atlanta, we road tripped through Alabama and Mississippi on route to Memphis to see my sister and brother-in-law.
It’s kind of like a multi-city book tour except I never wrote a book. And instead of book signings, we pretty much just stopped and ate at Arby’s.
By the way, if you’re looking for organic, healthy food options, I20 through Birmingham might not be way to go.
And then a little later down the road, we stopped at a gas station where the sales clerk looked at me and my belly and said, “Bless Your Heart” which I think is Mississippi for “You look absolutely divine” or “I love your book!” or maybe “Please don’t give birth in my Quick Mart.”