We left the hotel and headed downtown Atlanta. The first stop was Coca-Cola. For the next couple hours, we saw Coca-Cola artifacts from several countries, seeing movies about the development, and ending in the tasting room where there are 65 different kinds of soda from all over the world to sample. Two of the kids made it through all 65 kinds. After Coca-Cola, the group split up touring Centenial Olympic Park, CNN, and riding the Sky View Atlanta (a huge ferris wheel 20 stories high overlooking the whole downtown).
This afternoon was performace time. We headed to North Cobb High School where the kids gave an incredible performance for their competition. The judges were forced to pick on things that were completely subjective. Everyone should be very proud of the performace of this choir!
The day ended at Stone Mountain. Even though most didn't get the chance to make it to the top, we had time for dinner and saw the amazing firework and laser light show.
After arriving back at the hotel tonight, Mr. C called an important meeting for everyone. We gathered in one of the rooms for a delivery from Gigi's Cupcakes for the birthdays of Faith (today) and Kayla (tomorrow). I don't think any of them will crash very soon after eating the cake and the mounds of frosting on top!
Tomorrow is our last day in Atlanta. We'll spend it at Six Flags ending with the competition results and awards banquet. I will update tomorrow as soon as I can with the results. As they have heard over and over though, it's not about the plastic trophy or the ratings on the paper but about the experiences they will always remember. Be proud Springfield! They are representing you well!