I’ve always been a fan of marine life. If I didn’t grow up in the most land-locked state in the United States, I would have been a marine biologist. Last week we got to experience Georgia Aquarium, and we even had the rare opportunity to scuba dive with whale sharks, manta rays, grouper, and other fish. A little known fact: whale sharks are the world’s largest fish. They’re known as “gentle giants” because even though they are sharks, they eat krill just like whales. Here are a few photos from our day at the aquarium.
For those of you who have been following my blog the last couple of days, you may or may not have guessed where we traveled. The answer….
Amazingly, I actually won an Atlanta Getaway through Passports With Purpose. They raised over $100,000 through the raffle to install water wells in Haiti (which is a passion of mine). I spent $40 on 4 raffle tickets, and I chose this one because I love scuba diving/marine life. I have no idea what my chances of winning were, but I do know they were very slim. I figured the $40 would be a nice Christmas donation. I had no idea I’d actually win. The prize package included:
A two-night stay at a suite in the Omni Hotel (thank you Omni for donating the prize package!)
Tickets to the Georgia Aquarium and diving with whale sharks (the only place in the world you’re guaranteed to swim with them!)
Tickets to the CNN World Headquarters Tour
Tickets to the Coca-Cola Factory
A $200 spa credit at the hotel
It didn’t take long for me to find available dates, book the trip, and enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Below are a few photos of Atlanta. More photos of the trip to come.