The Portland Light in Maine is said to be one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. When you see it, you’ll understand why. It is such a beauty and will provide a moment of pause and reflection for what it still means today. As my husband and I stood transfixed in its presence, we were enjoying its glowing stature from every angle of its vantage point in the tranquility of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. I definitely suggest a visit.
The Blue Ridge Parkway, encompassing twenty-nine Virginia and North Carolina counties, is so much more than a 469 mile scenic parkway between the Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. It is a road trip dripping in magnificence. Plan to spend most of your day being wrapped in the beauty of natural surroundings. It is tourism at its best. In fact, the splendor of the foliage and the grandeur of the wildflowers are captivating enough; however, couple that with the joy of seeing the wildlife – deer, bears, wild turkeys, river otters, majestic birds, turtles, beavers – just to name a few. Simply prepare to be amazed and perhaps you’ll experience the most captivating day imaginable. My husband and I did and we are still feeling inspired from our spectacular experience.
In addition to these beautiful roses, a walk in Pemberton Place, a 20-acre park named in honor of John S. Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola, is quite enjoyable. Visitors will have an opportunity to visit The Center for Civil and Human Rights, The World of Coca-Cola, and the Georgia Aquarium.
Enjoyed a day of fun and learning that began with a visit to the Center For Civil And Human Rights located in Downtown Atlanta. The Center has three floors of inspiration, history, and information and boasts of its mission to connect the civil rights movement to today’s global human rights advocacy. It is one of three destinations at Pemberton Place, including The World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium – providing excitement and entertainment. There were multiple busloads of students of all ages visiting the 20-acre park. No doubt they would return to school with happiness and enthusiasm from their experiences. Many were even taking notes as they walked through the exhibits. Definitely recommend this staycation; you’ll be inspired.