Years ago, when I was in high school, I went on a trip to Atlanta with some of my classmates. Having grown up in Montana, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect – especially considering that this was my first visit to a big city.
As it turns out, I was pleasantly surprised. I had a lot of fun on my trip and was able to experience some of the fun and exciting things that this southern city has to offer.
There are a lot of things about my trip that I remember. One thing that really stands out, however, is how beautiful the Magnolia trees were. We visited when the trees were in bloom. I remember walking down the sidewalk and seeing the beautiful white petals of the flowers on the trees. What struck me most was the size of the flowers and the wonderfully fragrant smell of the trees. The glossy green leaves were thick and beautiful, unlike any trees that I had previously seen during my childhood in Montana.
Of course, a trip to Atlanta wouldn’t be complete without trying out some southern cuisine. The group that I was with ate at a charming little restaurant called Pitty Pat’s Porch. I ordered crab cakes and fried pickles – two dishes that I had never had before. It was a lot of fun to try out different food. As far as I can remember, both items were absolutely delicious.
During our time in the city, we also visited a hands-on science museum that I can’t recall the name of. I do remember having a lot of fun, though, as we went around to the various exhibits and explored the scientific themes.
Another stop on our trip was the World of Coca-Cola. This museum focuses on the history of this popular beverage, providing a lot of interesting facts and information to visitors. I picked up a souvenir t-shirt in the gift shop – one of the few things that I actually bought on our trip.
All in all, my trip to Atlanta was thoroughly enjoyable. As a high school student, it was quite the adventure to travel so far away from home. I had a great time learning more about this part of the country and experiencing some of the interesting activities that this city has to offer. I think it would be fun to visit the city again as an adult to see if my overall impressions of it are different than they were when I was a teenager.