...and we had a great time visiting Miss Em and celebrating her 21st!
She is in Atlanta, Georgia this summer for an internship with a landscape design firm. I flew in and met up with my parents and we took the MARTA (subway or train) to close to wear Emily lives. She then took us on a tour of all the properties that she has been working on. They are very nice places. And things grow everywhere!
On Saturday, we headed to downtown Atlanta. Here is Papa in the MARTA station (I know taking pictures are illegal in these...but no one else was there!) This was on the way to the Georgia Aquarium - largest in the world! I will have to do a separate post on thate because I have SO many pictures.
After visiting the aquarium, we did some touring around the downtown area. Surprisingly, it wasn't too hot!
Since it was Em's 21 birthday, she decided she wanted to wait until midnight to purchase some alcohol. I was worried that nothing would be open, but we decided to wait. And, unfortunately for Em's sake, I was right. We check Wal-Mart, two convenience stores and another place and finally ended up at Dunkin Donuts at 1 a.m. for donuts and iced tea! It was quite the adventure. But she got her glass of wine the next day for lunch.
We went to the cutest, Southern Church on Sunday and I wished I'd have taken a picture, but I thought that might not be appropriate. We enjoyed hanging out with Miss Em and then had to leave around 4:30 in the afternoon to head back to the airport.
God was definitely watching out for my parents and I! Georgia's airport is the largest in the U.S. Mom and I had scheduled for both my flight and theirs to leave around the same time that way we could go to the airport together. We were excited to just be in the same terminal, then discovered that we were in the same concourse and our flight gates were right next to eachother! It was so amazing to not have to sit at the gate by myself. When it was time to get on our flights (which left 7 minutes apart), both of our seats were on the wing and we were facing eachother! I had to explain to the lady next to me that my parents were on the other plane and I wasn't just a crazy person waving at the other plane! It was definitely a God thing. Thank you, Lord, for making our trip back less crazy and for giving me more time with my parents!