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February 12, 2008

Clark and I decided late last week that a weekend trip to Atlanta was in order. I had been a few times for business, but never really got a chance to see the city. So, Wednesday we had finalized our plans and were ready to fly out on Friday.

First, this is what Clark decided to rent, which was hilarious given the fact that so many rappers hailing from Atlanta talk about the Escalade.
The Escalade

First, thing we did was check in to our hotel to change and get some food in us. We stayed in a region of Atlanta called Buckhead. No idea why, but it is a pretty nice area with a lot of great homes and commercial areas.

We made a stop at some great restaurants. Tw!st, Einsteins, and Nan are the ones that come to mind. These places were delicious and had a great atmosphere. Here is a picture of Clark taking the last piece of the pizza.

Tw!st Pizza

This was us after the huge amount of food which was consumed on the first day.

DavidClark

Next, it was off to Phillips Arena to watch the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers. Let me tell you what an absolute horrendous basketball game. It looked like we were watching a high school game. So many missed shots, guys constantly rolling around in the floor, and no crowd participation at all. The arena is a dump and really looks like it is in dire need of a make over.

Phillips Arena

One final highlight of the weekend was The World of Coca Cola. This thing was a lot of fun and not too expensive. $14 if I remember correctly. The coolest thing they had was this 4-D movie which utilized moving seats, water/air nozzles, and 3-D glasses. One of the coolest thing I had seen in a while. One other highlight was being able to drink all the Coca Cola soft drinks you could possibly take. After 5 minutes this novelty wore off and I don’t think I can drink another soft drink for a while. Clark took full advantage of this though.

Clark and Coke

Finally, these are the cool 3-D glasses they gave out. I’m so hood!

David Hood

Would go back and do it again, but would never want to live there.

~david

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