engagement; vacation

My Vacation, In Blog Form

12:59:00 PM

The boyfriend and I decided to take some vacation time this past week.

He took a whole week - which for him is only using 2 days - and I took a four day weekend. We packed our bags and headed to Atlanta.

Our first stop: Fernbank Museum of Natural History.

 

 

The dinosaurs were by far the coolest things in there, but there were a lot of other really cool exhibits.

During the holiday season, there are dozens of Christmas trees decorated in the style of a different country. Sadly, I fell down on my photography duty and didn't take a single picture of them.

Then there was the Darwin exhibit, which took you on a step-by-step journey through his life's works.

 
After the museum, we checked into the hotel.

Our view was incredible. 41st floor.

After a nap, we decided to walk down to Centennial Park where the 1996 Olympics were held.


Everything was decorated for Christmas, so our stroll was really romantic.
 There was even an ice skating rink set up, but we didn't take a turn.

Chris had other things on his mind...

We sat down on a bench and were just looking at the lights. I was watching the water-sidewalk-fountain randomly shooting up...
Then he got down on one knee...

 I almost started crying...

But I said yes.

Then the water/light/music show started.



Once that was over, we walked back to the hotel...
But not before Chris took a picture with Andrew Young.

Then we had a really nice dinner at the hotel's restaurant, Sear. Biggest piece of salmon I've ever had.

The next day we went to the Coke Museum.
 We were bubble-ized.



 The vault where the secret formula is supposed to be kept.
 A holographic map of the countries where Coca Cola is.

 Did you know Coke was the first soft drink in space?

 Santa Claus looks the way he does today because of Coca Cola.

Letters people have written telling their Coca Cola stories.

The tasting room. About 30 unsupervised kids. It was madness.

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6 comments

  1. WOW, Ashton! Congratulations to the two of you! I'm so happy for you! Did you set a date? What a great time you guys must have had. I want that Stegosaurus skeleton. He's my favorite dinosaur. Forget what you learned at that Darwin exhibit. We came directly from Adam and Eve. Fox News says so! The view, the lights, the fountains, the food, the magic... it was really a special getaway for you and culminated in a proposal and a "yes." Perfect!

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  2. I'm really really REALLY happy for you!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    Congrats again, Ashton!!!! Does Christina know???

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  3. @Gnetch: I'm not on Tumblr anymore because I don't have time for it and I don't know that she ever gets on facebook. I would text her but I'm not sure the number I have is accurate anymore.

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  4. Wow! Congrats!!! That's amazing! :) I'm so happy for you!

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  5. OMG I got chills when I saw your ring! Congratulations!!!! I'm so happy for you...your ring is gorgeous!!

    ♥ Shia

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  6. Thank you all for such kind words :)

    We are really excited and can't wait to tie the knot. However, we will be waiting until the end of next year before we take the march so we can save up some money and not go into debt.

    I'm sure there will be many more blogs from me about the whole process leading up to our vows so stay tuned!

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