a Memorable Vacation in Atlanta with Claudia
Yahoo! It’s finally the day I get to go to
Buckhead and Atlanta with Claudia, her brother Charlie, her mom,
and her dad. It’ll
be a whole new experience for me and Claudia. Its 5 a.m. right now
we’re up that early because it’s a seven hour trip to
get to Buckhead. Claudia’s mom came upstairs and told us that
we only had fifteen minutes to get ready. We quickly put on our clothes.
We dashed into the bathroom and brushed our teeth. I looked at the
clock; we had five more minutes to bring down the luggage, do our
hair, and get in the car. We were going downstairs with both of our
hands carrying suitcases.
We walked into the garage, got in the car, and went back to sleep.
When we woke up we were in South Carolina. About half of the driving
was over. We watched Finding Nemo for the rest of the trip.
Finally, we arrived at our hotel the Ritz Carlton.
My mom found a great deal on the web so she said that we were very
lucky we could stay in luxury. We drove our car up to the front of
the hotel and a man with a top hat opened the doors. We walked into
the lobby there was a beautiful Christmas tree with a crystal chandelier
hanging above it. While my parents checked in we had free hot chocolate
with marshmallows. You could have all you wanted! We went upstairs
to unpack and then we went to the Ritz Café for lunch. The
meal was delicious. Even though the weather was foggy and cold we
decided to go to Stone Mountain anyway. My dad, my brother and I
went in a cable car to the top of the mountain. It was so cool because
we walked on top. On the way down, we saw the side of the mountain
that had an amazing carving of four Confederate war generals on their
horses. We also watched 4-D polar express movie, rode the Christmas
train, and watched the magnificent laser show. What a fun night.
next day, we woke up at 6 a.m., had a huge buffet breakfast and went
to the biggest aquarium in the country (Georgia
Aquarium). My favorite
part was the fish tunnel. Thousands of fish swim all around you.
I especially liked the huge whale sharks that were about 50 feet
long. Next, we went to the Coke factory. It was really fun because
you got to try Coke products from all over the world. Some of them
were really good and some of them were disgusting like the Beverly
from Italy. It tasted like sour old medicine!
Sunday we went to Auburn Avenue where Martin Luther King Junior lived.
There was a superb movie showing inside the Martin Luther King Junior
museum. We walked around the rest of the museum and read about his
life. We went outside and saw the tombs of Dr. & Mrs.
King. They were surrounded by a fountain of water.
The big event I was waiting for finally came…the
Nutcracker Tea at the Ritz Carlton! When we entered the room there
was people dressed up from the Nutcracker. Our table was right next
to the stage where ballerinas danced, carolers sang and Mr. & Ms.
Claus made a visit. When Santa Claus came on the stage snow fell
from the ceiling. All the kids ran up and played in the snow including
me. Next, I decorated a gingerbread girl and then had hot chocolate,
a double decker peanut butter & jelly sandwich and yummy chocolate
On Monday we swam in the indoor pool, went to the fitness room,
shopped in two huge malls and went to see Alvin & the Chipmunks.
It was a great day. When we got back to our hotel room there was
special Christmas bread called “stolen” waiting for us.
We got up Christmas morning, had a huge breakfast and then had
to leave. Everyone was sad when the time came. This trip was one
of the most fun trips I have ever had.
character from The Nutcracker