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plans for hannah's visit!

I got a little something for shioneh and alariya. Someone came through my line with one and I saw it and immediately thought of them both, and as soon as we had money I bought them. I can't wait to hear/read their reactions, they'll LOVE them! *is excited*

I simply CAN'T WAIT for Hannah's visit (only 86 days now!!!!!!) -- can't wait can'twaitcan'tWAIT!!! I have all these wonderful things planned!!!!

Niki Nights at the Atlanta Botanical Garden -- an exhibition of statues of oversized, often dancing, powerful women celebrating life -- shown under starlight! from the site: "The artist, Niki de Saint Phalle, boldly personified her idea of feminine empowerment in these uninhibited, colorful Nanas. Their frenetic dancing, outrageous shapes and shades have appeared in museums, advertisements and outdoor sculptural exhibits around the world."

I am incredibly excited about this because I feel that Hannah will have the exact same emotions that I will, seeing such inspiring colorful curvy art in a garden at night. And I want to share it with her alone (alone-ish, Ben will be along too but he does a very good job of fading into the background when he wants to) -- I suppose because I want to be utterly free to be awed and moved, and I think if anyone I knew other than Ben or Hannah were there, then I would temper my emotions and expressiveness. I feel that this experience will be one where we magnify each other, reflecting and increasing.

I also want to go to the Georgia Aquarium, which is brand new and the world's largest aquarium! Ben is also very excited about this. They're only open until 6pm though (extended hours end before Hannah gets here) so we'll have to get up early-ish. From the site: "The Georgia Aquarium boasts a 100 foot long tunnel (!!!) and one of the largest aquarium windows in the world with views into whale shark habitat. The second largest habitat, 800,000 gallons, was specially designed to simulate the natural habitat of beluga whales. (marshmallow heads!) ... The 4-D theater (!!!) is located in the bow of the ship on the second floor of the building." OOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooohhh and the site says that they are looking to implement an overnight program late 2006, but I suspect that means spring of 2007 -- we'll see. And maybe we can plan to go with Ben's 'rents and sibs (and Alariya) and get the group rate, because eeesk it's 'spensive.

and I want to go to Helen, browse through all the charming shops, especially the ones that sell glass art, and go tubing down the Chattahoochee -- hopefully on a hot, rainy day 'cause that's the best weather (and it means there are fewer people on the river). And I want to play on the waterslides!

A photoshoot, probably with storeyphoto, is an absolute MUST. Soooooooooo many ideas for that one -- I've been gathering inspiring shots to emulate. That is going to be SO fun and enriching.

And I reallyreallyreally want to go skinnydipping, but that might not happen... I plan to look into it though. *is sneaky* maaaaaybe at Redtop Mountain?

Aaaaalso I want to go to Brasstown Bald, the only mountain I've ever actually enjoyed hiking. The air is so sweet, and every time I have been there the weather feels like kisses on the skin. When it's hot, it's still cool under the trees... I love it. And I like the museum at the top.

And I want to go to the Etowah Indian Mounds. I have a very vivid memory of visiting it, though my parents say we never went. I am very curious... and besides, Native American history is the soul of this land, though it has never been respected. I want Hannah to get a taste of it.

and Centennial Olympic Park -- to see the water gardens and play in the fountain of rings, and possibly Woodruff Park to see the International Peace Fountain and the Phoenix Rising from the Ashes sculpture.

if any of you Atlantans have suggestions, please comment!

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paradigm_shift ══╣╠══
That sounds like a lot of fun activities! Very exciting! I hope that you have a lovely visit. I am not familiar with Atlanta area/Georgia in general, so I cant be much help in the way of suggestions.
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
ex_alariya46 ══╣╠══
And the crystal shop and your favorite mexican restaurant and your favorite book store and your favorite coffee shop and um, um.... *thinks*

*thinks some more*

Oh, yes, and *squee!!!!!* I noticed your side bar, it makes me teh happy and ALSO *feels loved*

I love you.
belenen ══╣adorable╠══
*kisses you!*
thesaj ══╣╠══
I so want to go to the Georgia Aquarium as whale....
ex_alariya46 ══╣╠══
You always make me laugh with that wit of yours. :)
trenchmeister ══╣╠══
Stuff to do
Too bad it's not this weekend! The Ren Fest is in town - taking the whole family tomorrow (woohoo!)

Need to plan to eat at Dante's in Buckhead. My other favorite is the 57th Fighter Group next to PDK. (It's lunchtime, I'm thinking about food!)

Of course Six Flags has Goliath now, so that will be good. The big rock is a staple too - Laser show is always good.

Brasstown Bald will be great in July - the temperature at the top will be perfect!

Let me know how the skinny dipping idea in a public park goes. You could always take in a weekend at Pleasure Grove. Time it right and you could take in a nude hike!
belenen ══╣effervescent╠══
Re: Stuff to do
thanks for all the suggestions!
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sabr ══╣SabR : Green Room╠══
I want to go to the Georgia Aquarium! It's only like an hour away from here, and I still haven't gone. I need to do that this summer.

I love Brasstown Bald. That's a great chice. Tubing is always so fun too, in Helen.

Hope you guys have a blast!

Bel Love

belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
you are so amazing and wonderful and gorgeous and beautiful, you know that? I love this new icon -- you look sexylovely!!!!
cassieeeee ══╣╠══
That aquarium sounds so cool. I LOVE aquariums (I guess it's aquaria, but that sounded wrong).

Actually, all of your plans sound pretty cool :)
anar_anar ══╣╠══
I hear Helen is nice (?) though I've never been, not sure if you have.. I've never done the touristy stuff here.. minus school trips and whatnot, like to the Coca Cola museum.
darkpool ══╣╠══
Sounds like you have an exicting summer planned out. Tubing is WAY fun.
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I just wanted to say it makes me really happy that you have someone you can totally be yourself around in hanah. ^.^
belenen ══╣adorable╠══
*eeee!* your happiness for me always adds to my joy! ;-D
juansrx ══╣*kur1╠══
It´s good to see you in such a good mood!!
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