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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Blog Around The World!


Welcome to all of my Blog Around The World Visitors! (To my readers, I am a featured blog on BATW you can learn more about that here) I will greet you in the way of Georgians – HEY!!!! Why don’t you get comfy and grab a glass of the Champagne of the South that I have waiting here for you. Oh, you say you don’t know what that is – well I will tell you! Coca- Cola is the champagne I am referring to and it is made right here in Atlanta, GA otherwise known as HOTLanta!
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I am an Atlantan by way of New York and I love it here. Apparently I am not alone; Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. As a matter of fact we are the 2nd in the nation for total population growth in a metropolitan area.

When visiting Atlanta you can never be bored. There are a host of cultural, educational and just plain fun activities here for you to do. You can visit the The King Center – here you can view exhibits, Dr. King’s birth home and pay your respects to him at his final resting place. Atlanta is also the home of the Carter Center (President Carter is a Georgia native) which is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Margaret Mitchell House and Museum is here – she is the author of Gone With the Wind and tours are offered at her home.
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Atlanta is an international city, since 1996 Olympics were held here in Atlanta things have been booming. You can visit the Centennial Olympic Park – it is beautiful! The park area is a hub of activity. In walking distance you have the New World Of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium (the world’s largest) , and Imagine It! The Children’s Museum.

The High Museum of Art is here and always features great exhibits. Currently the Louve Atlanta is being exhibited and History Remixed –Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement 1956-1968 and After 1968: Contemporary Artists and The Civil Rights Legacy. The First Emperor China’s Terracotta Army will be visiting us from November until April next year.
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Atlanta is also home to the Fox Theater, the Woodruff Arts Center, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Stone Mountain Park, and Six Flags Over Georgia. I can go on and on. Plan a visit to Atlanta, I assure you that you won’t be disappointed. In the meanwhile have a look around my blog – check out my Do Something post and some of my featured posts on the right sidebar. I hope that you enjoy a brief view into my world here in the ATL.

67 comments:

Gombojav Tribe said...

Your blog and your diaper cakes are lovely!

Daja, visiting from BATW

www.gombojav.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

The perfect post for our trip to GA!

HOBO said...

Nice.
Welcome to India.

Gramma 2 Many said...

Atlanta certainly is a diverse place to live. I was there for four years while my husband attended Life Chiro College. Made many friends and came to love the area also. Could never live there forever though. The humidity was too much and it was to far from my family.
Enjoy your BATW day.

Mrs. X said...

Your cake creations are ALMOST as adorable as your little one! Thanks for sharing!

JourneytoFamily said...

Thanks for the fantastic tour of Atlanta. I used to visit my aunt when she lived there.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... I LOVE your diaper cakes. They are the coolest ones I've ever seen!

(visiting via BATW from L.A.)

Jennifer P. said...

i was reading that at the same time I was looking at all your cute cakes in the sidebar. Loved them both---the post AND the cakes :)!

Greetings from Idaho. Where there is....nothing. ;)

Tina F said...

I've left you an award on my blog http://rochfish.blogspot.com/2008/09/kick-ass-blogger-award.html. I hope you will accept as I love reading your posts.

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Renee,
Thanks for the wonderful Tour,and I too love looking at your awesome diaper cakes *smile* I will be back to read more.

Mel, A Dramatic Mommy said...

Stopped in from BATW. Nice to meet you!

Patti said...

What cute diaper cakes! One of these days I'm gong to visit Georgia!!

Erin said...

I've never been to Atlanta, just driven past (and oh, the traffic!), but we have family and hope to go soon! It looks like a great city.

Becky Welch said...

Your cakes are great!! Congrats on your BATW day! Atlanta is one of our favorite cities! My son loves the Braves!

Melissa B. said...

Hey there! Checking in from BATW. Thanks for the tour! Isn't Debbie wonderful for organizing all this?

Caution Flag said...

I am slow! Those cakes really are made out of diapers, aren't they? Very cool. Interesting post, too!

Indiana Angel said...

Another BATW visitor here. Wonderful blog and beautiful cakes!

sassy stephanie said...

My aunt moved to ATL about 8 years ago. I fell IN LOVE with the city, the N. GA mountains. We actually almost moved there for work about 2 years ago. I was bummed when it didn't happen.

Kat said...

Greetings from a fellow Georgian! You know what else there is to do here? Today the tickets go on sale for the King Tut exhibit! I cannot wait to go.

Rene said...

Halfway through my tour of Georgia on the BATW tour bus! Love those cakes -- too cute!! Have fun with all your visitors today!

Tara said...

Dropping in from Nebraska. Great post! Thanks for the tour!

Elena said...

Thanks for the Georgian info. Your cakes are ADORABLE!!! Wish I would have seen your site last year when I had to throw a baby shower for my SIL.

Melissa Lester said...

Atlanta is such a great city! I have always wanted to visit Margaret Mitchell's home. My husband is from LaGrange, Ga., so we spent some time in Atlanta during our courtship going to Braves games and Six Flags. Now I would love to explore different areas of the city and especially the attractions my kids would love.

BTW, your diaper cakes are adorable!

Lauren W said...

Atlanta sounds awesome!
And those cakes are too cute :)

Ronnica said...

I've been to some pretty important places in GA: Newnan and Peachtree City. Oh, and I've been to a hotel right outside of Hartsfield...

Mamasphere said...

You make Atlanta sound pretty cool! I always wanted to visit, mostly for the history.

Jewelry Rockstar said...

Renee,

I am glad you like it here in Atlanta. I've been here since 1991 and it's still just okay. I am a Jersery girl at heart, but I am moving to Florida as soon as I can sell my houses and get the money to move.

Elizabeth Channel said...

You are making me miss Atlanta! I've lived there off and on for years. It's a great town!

Michelle said...

I really like Atlanta. When I was in high school, my dad thought he would be transferred there, so we visited on a couple of occasions.

Love your cakes... definitely gonna check those out, my sister is pregnant!

Tamie said...

that was so cute! and diaper cakes are the best gift. i saw one at a shower about a month ago and it was specatcular (i hear they are actually not too complicated to make...)
never been to Atlanta, eventhough i distant relatives that live inthe vicinity. thanks for showing off your beautiful state!

Ashley said...

Thanks for your tour of the city - and your diaper cakes are too cute! I made one for my cousin's baby shower and I'm hooked now. Wish I had more babies around to make them for. Ha!!

~Ashley

ME (A) said...

I have visited previously as the result of my own blog-hopping. However, today I arrive courtesy of BATW.
Great site and great cakes!

~~tonya~~ said...

Stopping in from Louisiana via BATW!! Loved the tour. Thanks for a wonderful tour of Atlanta. I love your diaper cakes. What a wonderful gift for a mother to be.

Mama Dawg said...

I love visiting Atlanta. I haven't been since I was about 19 but when I did visit, I loved it.

My favorite part is visiting the Coke factory/museum.

Thanks for sharing your city!

Frizzy and Bird said...

Oh my you have taken me on such a walk down memory lane. I used to hike with my parents up Stone Mountain. I attended the 96 Olympics with my best friend and Father who actually worked at the VB courts during the Olympics. I also have been to soooo many other places you mentioned and love. Thank you so much. I'm thinking it's time for another trip to Atlanta.

Carrie said...

Atlanta is a great town. Thanks for the tour it's nice to be reminded of why it is what it is.

fly tie said...

yep. atlanta has been cool both times that i've visited, although i still have yet to do some of the great things i always wanna do when out there. (result of visiting folks who don't necessarily have the same interest in these things as i do.)

i'll be back, though.

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! Love the diaper cakes they are beautiful. Saying Hi from Louisiana. Much Love

Dori said...

You are making me homesick. (smile) Thanks for reminding me of the great state that I was born and raised in and of all the delights of Atlanta. I may be in England now, but once a Georgia girl, always a Georgia girl. Thanks for the great post.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Love it! I can't wait to move there!!!!

Ms. Bar B: said...

How did you know that I am secretly trying to find a way to plan a trip to the ATL next year?

Have you been lurking around in my mind Renee?? =)

Kelley said...

Aww! It made me miss home and so excited that I will be visiting Atlanta in the next three weeks! Thank you for letting me step into your view of Atlanta!

Julie said...

thanks for all that fun info, it makes me want to visit!

Brian and Staci said...

Hello from Ms. Oklahoma! Great job!! I feel like I've just been to Atlanta :) Nice to meet ya!

Joy in the Burbs... said...

Hi Renee: I'm visiting via BATW. Great post. My daughter read GWTW this summer and she wants to see the Margaret Mitchell house now. Love your cakes.

CaraBee said...

I was actually born in Atlanta but moved away when I was 4. I have never been back, but I've always wanted to visit. Maybe someday soon.

Btw - Don't know if you saw it, but they highlighted the Nie Nie Blog on the Today show this morning! I guess they've raised over $100K for the family. Pretty amazing!

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Great Blog! Bravo's also debuting "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" in October... that bring a lot of attention to your beautiful city!

angie said...

Thanks for the hospitality and tour. Congrats on the feature today!

Nichole said...

Hi! Visiting from BATW today. Thanks for the tour!

Veggie Mom said...

Hey there! You're an amazing tour guide, you know that? Thanks for taking the time to show us around "home." I'm the BIGGEST BATW fan there ever was!

Gina said...

Hey! I've been fixin' to get back there for a long time. My 20 year is coming sometime in the next decade and I promised my eldest I would go so they could see all the stuff you just posted about.
And Underground.

Lady Dorothy said...

Can't get bored in Atlanta! My husband has been there, but I haven't. Perhaps someday?

Beautiful diaper cakes!

HeathahLee said...

I LOVE Atlanta! I've been a few times going to conferences and really want to take a vacation with my family down there. My son is REALLY into sharks so the aquarium would be right up his alley. Thanks for the Atlanta tour!

lynn said...

Thanks for the tour of Georgia. I've actually been to a couple of the places you mentioned when I was a kid.

Enjoy your BATW day!

Tracy P. said...

Oh, all those awesome museums--I especially love Stone Mountain. We took our kids there last summer. Very fun!

mannequin said...

I've never been...
So tell me,
Are your pecans really better than others and is the same true for peaches?
Sounds like a wonderful place with lots of cultural attractions.

Threeboys1mommy said...

ooh girl! Coke is my favorite champagne! Good job, I want to go now.

Rebecca said...

I love the diaper cakes!! My husband and I have been to Atlanta many times. We love it there.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

I'm Native NYer too Renee...I'm from Queens!

I've enjoyed your Georgia presentation...I don't reckon I'll be traveling south anytime soon. But, if I do, I'll give you a holler, have some diet 'champagne' waiting for me! :)

Zen Ventures said...

I have friends in Atlanta and they're raving about the Coca-Cola plant like it's the maven above all soda plants! Maybe one of these days, I would actually come see it.

chellekay said...

thanks for the tour

Kendra said...

Visiting from BATW...

My aunt and uncle live outside of Atlanta, so over the years I've been to a few of the things Atlanta/the Atlanta area has to offer...the Coke museum (I got so sick after sampling all those soft drinks!), The Varsity, Stone Mountain, etc. I haven't been there in awhile, though.

Love your diaper cakes! Very creative!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

sorry I missed your day on BATW. I'm a little slow this week. Great visit to Georgia!! Love the Coca Cola Plant I went there years ago when my girls where little. They drank a little too much coke from different countries at the end of the tour...they got real sick.

Lisa C said...

Renee,

You make Atlanta look so enticing! I'm a native New Yorker myself, Brooklyn, NY that is. I've been living in Atlanta for a very, very long time and I gotta tell you. . . this post has awakened my love for the place.

We've got to plan a get-together, soon!

Vicki said...

I love Atlanta, it's my second home. My husband went to GA Tech (therefore, we're one of few Tech fans) and I went to Agnes Scott. Those four years spent in Atlanta were priceless. Being from Middle Georgia I was so ready to get to a bigger city. We're now in Alabama and only a couple hours' drive from Hotlanta. I hope to go back and visit often!

Rush said...

i was in atlanta for a day in Feb i want to come back out there but u know visas are hard to come by

Luxe Tips said...

You represented Atlanta very well! It is my home! I love this post! Keep doing your thing Renee!

Briana said...

Thanks for the trip! I've always wanted to visit Atlanta - esp the underground! From BATW!

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