Visiting Familiar and Unfamiliar Places (Part III)

Atlanta Ferris Wheel

❀️ Wednesdays are my favorite day of the week. I am not 100% sure why, but here are a few reasons why I think I may adore Wednesdays 😍 : I was born on a Wednesday, I like how Wednesday is spelled & I like how it looks written down or typed out, and I like that it’s the middle of the week. I enjoy when I get to go on adventures, start a new project, see a new movie or just do something out of the ordinary on Wednesdays ! Wednesdays are just ahhhhh 😍 !


Well last Wednesday (7/19/17) was no different . I got to  spend time with family & explore 2 familiar/unfamiliar locations. First off, I tried to sleep in for as long as I could, seeing as I’m sure I stayed up until 4 a.m. that morning. I’m noticing a trend, my sleep schedule has been so crappy while being on vacation with my family. Do any of you tend to sleep less while on vacation? Lack of adequate sleep sure does seem to catch up with me quick. After finally waking up and getting ready I headed over to spend time with……. drum roll please……….πŸ₯

✨my Grammy aka Grandma! ✨ If you read part ll of this series you already saw a picture of my beautiful grandmother. I spent time talking and just bonding with my Grammy ! Surprisingly, I even correctly named the soap opera she was watching !!! YAY !!!! GO ME!!!! HIGH FIVE!!! Guess which soap opera it was ? Yep, you got it right it was in fact, Days Of Our Lives. After spending time with Grammy it was time to do some exploring of my own….


Centennial Olympic park

My 1st familiar/unfamiliar location was the one and only Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, Georgia. This park was built in 1996 for the Summer Olympics. This beautiful location is in the heart of downtown πŸŒ†. It is surrounded by many major Atlanta landmarks such as : the Georgia World Congress Center, College Football Hall of Fame, Philips Arena, the CNN Center, the Mercedes-Benz Stadium(which is under construction)the Georgia Aquarium, National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the World of Coca-Cola . Can I let you in on a secret?πŸ—£  I actually got to visit another one of those Atlanta landmarks yesterday ! I had a blast ! This location will be revealed in an upcoming blog/vlog.  


Funny thing is, I have been to Centennial Olympic Park before. But I have no memory of it looking like it did . Things have been added like the College Football Hall of Fame and there was also a part of the park under construction. It looks so much bigger than I remember !


Before entering into the park I snapped some quick shots. This first picture at the top of the page was on the opposite side of the street from Centennial Olympic Park. The Ferries Wheel is called Skyview Atlanta. It is said that this Ferris wheel🎑 is nearly 20- stories and the gondolas that you ride in are climate controlled.β˜€οΈπŸŒ₯β„οΈπŸŒ¬


Centennial Olympic Park

I continued to walk into the park and was amazed to see how foreign it looked to me.   The thing that caught my attention was the water show that was going on. When the water show is not going on people are allowed to play in the water and cool off  !πŸ‘™β˜€οΈπŸŒŠ


I had a video of the water show for you all to look at, but I couldn’t get the file to upload & work properly .πŸ˜“πŸ€“


After watching the water show for a few moments, I began to walk into the park further, talk to my family, and take in the beauty of this amazing location. I did notice there were quite a few fountains around the park. The fountains like the one in the picture below were more so for decoration and not for swimming! There were signs at each fountain that warned people for safety purposes stay out of the fountains & off the rocks. But let’s be real of course people probably swim in these when no one is watching !!πŸ‘€β›²οΈ



Centennial Olympic Park

CNN Center
My 2nd familiar/unfamiliar location was conveniently located right across the street from Centennial Olympic Park ! I’m sure you’ve guessed it by now, because the picture above is a give away ! The CNN center! The CNN Center opened in 1976 ! Believe it or not, I actually read that in 2007 an employee at the Omni hotel (which is attached to the CNN Center) shot and killed his girlfriend inside the center & in 2014 another person even ran into the CNN Center with their car, causing minor structural damage .  πŸš— Yikes. 😭


Walking into the CNN Center was breathtaking. First off the air conditioner (a/c) was  going and after walking around Centennial Olympic Park in the humid Georgia weather with jeans on, I was so grateful for a/c. I continued to walk into the building, the further I walked the more shops I saw. Then finally I made it to the food court and I began to look around not only for a place to get water, but at this view.🌎


CNN CenterCNN Center

CNN Center
Unfortunately the stores were closed ! πŸ˜“Including the Cartoon Network store !


 It was a nice experience visiting both of these locations and I can’t wait for my next adventure!! Stay Tuned for Part IV of the series Visiting Familiar & Unfamiliar Places to see what exactly I was doing in Ohio over this past weekend!!πŸ€”β€οΈπŸ“š


***Quick Update :***

I will be releasing some  information very soon on an upcoming book signing event I will be participating in August 5th. I will also be giving information on the release of my audio-book ! There is a surprise for all the people who purchase the audio-book !πŸŽ‰πŸ“šπŸŒ»


Happy Wednesday to all my lovely subscribers ! How has your week been so far !? 

 

 Find a reason to smile today & everyday! 😁 ~Natasha M

 

 

References:

Centennial Olympic Park

CNN Center 

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