I believe I have mentioned how much I enjoy Fall!!?? These last two weekend did not disappoint. My mom (Grandma/Grann) and I headed up to downtown Atlanta last weekend to take the kids to Disney on Ice’s “Let’s Celebrate” and afterwards we headed to picnic in Centennial Olympic Park, right underneath the new SkyView Atlanta.
I guess Atlanta needed one of these? To put them in lines with London and whoever else. Although it was randomly erected in the parking lot of a music venue downtown across from Centennial Olympic Park. Great views south and west of the city, not much of a view north or east. And not cheap (see here!) Thanks to Grann, we took a trip and it was quite enjoyable, but definitely a one-time thing. It said we would get 4 rotations, due to it not being too busy on a Friday AM, we scored an extra loop! Nice enclosed compartments to fit up to 6 people, so the 4 of us were very comfortable. All climate controlled as well, although the day we went it actually would have been nice to have it open-air! I would maybe would go again at night, but we can check that Atlanta to-do off the list. Check it out if you are in the area, but nothing to rush downtown right now to see!
In keeping with the “looking up” theme, on Saturday (the 12th) we headed to Peachtree City for the Great Georgia Air Show. Thanks to a Groupon, we scored a pretty good deal to get in, way below door prices. It included parking (off-site with a school bus shuttle), 4 admissions (under 5 was free), a program, 4 hot-dogs, and 4 drinks. We were able to take advantage of the first few, but my biggest complaint was they had 1 (ONE) tent to pick-up food, and when I inquired how long it took to get through, I was told 45 min! No thank you. Being the diligent consumer that I am, I did send them an email with “feedback”, not negative, but just an honest opinion of my experience, and they were very receptive and made it right – so kudos to their team on that!
Tons to do, very spread-out. I think we only grazed the surface of all their was to see and do. According to their website they offered hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides, Warbird rides, monster truck rides, a wind tunnel, rock climbing, simulators, a 4D Theater, and so much more. Many activities geared towards the older kids, so definitely something we will revisit when kids are older. And this year they offered a night show with fireworks that I was told was AMAZING, again something for maybe next year. They offer many VIP packages as well, which may be worth it. It was pretty warm for October, and all the seating was in the direct sun, so that could be nice!
Overall a great event in Peachtree City, GA and something that should be on everyone’s to-do list. Bring chairs/blankets and prepare to stay awhile. The show was so much fun to watch. It didn’t hold the interest of the young kids as I hoped it would, but my husband pointed out they may just think that is normal from all the cartoons they see doing similar things! Good point!
And while we’re on the topic – I can’t NOT (yes I know double negative!) post a few pictures from Disney on Ice. Not exactly a Fall Fun outdoor activity, but fun nonetheless, and the kids really enjoyed. A good preview to the real thing…someday (maybe next year!) And a fun way for Disney to be brought to you & your city!
Thanks for stopping by! (Did I mention I love fall!
Other activities have been:
Atlanta Botanical Gardens
Carl Miller Park