By Sandra Rose  | 

I hope everyone had a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend. I took the weekend off to spend time with my mom and a friend. I decided to hit up Atlanta's tourist attractions like the Aquarium, the Atlanta Zoo and Six Flags.

I must say we had a ball at the Aquarium! It was so much fun - kinda like Disney World without the rides and without all that walking.

Ticket prices are pretty steep but the Aquarium was definitely worth the price of admission. I can't say enough about the Aquarium staff. Unlike at the Atlanta Zoo, Aquarium staff were everywhere. Most were patient and willing to answer questions - except for this one guy who I detected was a little wary of answering dumb questions from the public. Knowing this, I hesitated to ask him my dumb question but I just had to know: "why don't the whales eat the smaller fish in the aquarium?"

The guy paused, as if carefully considering his answer. "Because they're not hungry," he responded. Smart ass.

I didn't take my camera to the Aquarium because I called myself taking the weekend off to relax. I know, dumb move. I didn't make that mistake on Monday when we went to the zoo. But unlike the Aquarium, the zoo was mind numbingly boring!

The animals were either sleeping or hiding, take your pick. The lions exhibit was closed (maybe a lion ate a zoo keeper). The tiger exhibit was about as fun as watching paint dry. The pandas were both asleep at 2:0'clock in the afternoon! Finally one got up to take a dump so I guess that was worth the price of the ticket by itself.

Even the children were bored. I heard one little kid say, "where's the excitement, dad?!"

All in all, the zoo was a flop. If you're going to the zoo to see actual animals - don't waste your time.

And how was your weekend?

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    Glad that you had a Happy Memorial Day!!!

    I ate BBQ, drank sweet tea, ate peach cobbler, and played cards!!!

    I had a blast!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    lol..dude obviously hates his job..I worked and ate at the jobs expense..snuck in some apple vodka and had the time of my life managing accounts..wonder if i'll still have my job tonight?lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    Glad you had a good one SR, I got caught up on my errands, ate more than I shouldve and sleep in for the most part. It was a good weekend, I just wish it was a 4 day weekend instead of the 3. :)

  • ckarinwhite

    I had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, stayed close to home because of gas prices...

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    LOL @ 2bme...Girl I hope you still do, but then again I've showed up to a job still drunk from clubbing from the night before and still had my job so.....anythings possible

  • african_dude

    i spent mine with my boys at the beach(virginia beach)...lol, the fact that my girlfriend was visiting her family really helped me alot..lol its nice to go to the beach without your girlfriend...see what i am saying?
    we watched the local parade in memory of the vets, then hit the beach, lots of food and drinks( for those who love alcohol)
    but at the same time, i cant help but think about those who are feeling a very hostile squeeze from the high gas prices...it sucks!

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    yeah Milly but I work in bank security tracing fraud accounts..it's ok..that's why they have 0 liability..plus my system was locked out..I was under someone elses logon the entire time..aww well..lol..sucks for them

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    ^^^^^^^
    Oh ok lol

  • brwnsugga4you

    sandra you know better not to take your camera..i'm sure there were a few people in line and throughout the aquarium that were worthy to put on this site..for a laugh or a smile this morning.

    anywhoo my weekend was fantastic!!! since gas prices are out of this world i decided to do everything that was on the free $.99. so, i basically went to house parties, pool parties, game parties, and ate & drink all weekend for free!!! my total out of pocket expensive was $60..and that was to fill up the tank!!!!

  • cutienjerzey

    My weekend was great..Spent time with the family eating, drinking and off course talking SHIT....

  • Kymystry

    I stay in the house (except for Fri went to see Indiana Jones movie was GREAT .. date SUCKED) ... my child is in Atlantic City NJ (home) for the summer so I wasn't obligated to do a dag on thang .. Gas Prices kept me IN THE HOUSE .. Lawd .. I was stuck watching TV .. and WHYYYYY for the love of ALL things Holy did I watch The Flava Of Love ... I STILL can't believe there were 65 (all 3 seasons) "women" who wanted to be with him .. and most Kissed him ... what the HAIL ... but anywhooo ...
    I had a nice quiet 3 day weekend ...
    :-)

  • lexdiamonz

    ha ha that dude was funny yo betcha he was from decatur

  • shunda

    Good Morning ladies and gents: I spent the weekend relaxing and at my daughter's soccer tournament. They kicked butt! It was finally warm in Ohio so we got to spend some time outside with family. Talk about a ghetto BBQ!! My aunt has rocks in her backyard instead of grass so our chairs kept sinking in.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Well my weekend was filled with the typical black family reunion, (the fight with Auntie Peaches & Uncle Dexter is always entertaining), the flu (blah) & ex boyfriend drama (Becky still thinks she has his heart. Poor blonde)!! Other than that, with the help of cough syrup & Grey Goose, my weekend was great :)

  • bloggergirlz

    i had such a nice weekend, but damn it was difficult getting my a$$ up this morning...i went to a total of 3 bbq's (was invited to 5), and went 2 couple of parties...after reading brwnsugga4you's post, i decided to do a tally...i spent a total of $68.50 if u count the pizza i had sat night (had to get away from the bbq for a sec)...i did well considering a friend "graciously" filled-up my tank...i seriously can't remember the last time i had a full tank, especially since i rarely drive...

    i'm glad to see everyone had a blast on here as well...

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    My weekend was cool my hubby and I relaxed and bonded. We rarely get the same days off. Yesterday we went out to eat at this mexican restaurant called Abuelos.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    This is refreshing... To be able to come to a decent blog & have a decent blogger-sation about our much deserved 3 day weekend. Thanks Sandra!!!

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    GOOD MORNING EVERYONE...

    I WENT TO SOUTH FLORIDA FOR THE WEEKEND AND DROPPED MY DAUGHTER OFF TO GRANDPARENTS. TOOK ADVANTAGE OF SOUTH BEACH COMEDY AND NIGHTLIFE.

    GAS PRICES WERE LIKE 4.50 FOR REGULAR ON SOUTH BEACH, SODA AND WATER WAS 5.00 EACH, AND HOT DOGS AND HAMBURGERS WERE 11.00. NOT TO MENTION HOTEL ROOMS WERE 300.00 - 500.00 A NIGHT....

    I WAS HOMESICK!!! THANK GOODNESS IM BACK IN ATL AND KID-FREE FOR 2 MONTHS!!!!

  • BayArea

    Thanks for sharing Sandra.

    For anyone located in the Bay area, I preferred the Oakland ZOO to the Monterey Aquarium last summer. Sounds like the Bay animals are much more entertaining then the ATL :)

    Anyway I found a theme park located in Vacaville, CA (The Nut Tree Theme park) it is the perfect place for children 2-5. My two year old daughter loved it. The whether was a little unpredictable at first, but it turned out to be a beautiful day. The theme park is not to expensive ($10/person and some change for a all day wrist badge)We ate at Fenton's Ice Creamery, now that place I do not recommended for food,. But the ice cream looked good. We had to pass. A 2 year plus ice cream=disaster :)

  • Lisa

    The ZOO is very boring! Never AGAIN. The aquarium is nice, but too many kids, but I'll choose the aquarium anyday over the the zoo.

  • https://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    2bme Says:

    I worked and ate at the jobs expense..snuck in some apple vodka and had the time of my life managing accounts..

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    I feel for the co-worker who has to straighten out all your accounts. :)

  • https://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Good to see everyone had a great time! Even the folks who chose to stay home. Nothing wrong with that! I spent too much money this weekend. :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    ^^ aww he'll be alright, we all think he's a bit touched as it is..haha

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    BTW...TALKING ABOUT THE REAL WORLD AND REALITY TV AT IT'S FINEST....

    OUTSIDE OF THE HOTEL ROOM THERE WERE GIRLS SELLING THEMSELVES FOR 100.00 - 200.00. I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. GIRLS WERE IN BATHING SUITS AND STRIPPER SHOES AT THE POOL. 6 GIRLS TRIED TO RUN AWAY FROM A 300.00 FOOD BILL AND GOT CAUGHT BY THE POLICE. BIG GIRLS WERE WALKING ON THE BEACH IN THONGS. CRACKHEADS WERE WASHING CARS, RAPPING, AND DANCING.

    PURE COMEDY!!!!

  • shintrell

    I went to the Aquarium too! And yes I spent too much money, but it was fun. I wondered the same thing about the sharks not eating the smaller fish, funny answer.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Welcome to Miami, BlackBarbie... Its a 24hr comedy show down here!! LOL (I live in Miami & i wouldnt be caught dead in that south beach traffic. Crossing the bridge is impossible. Me & the boyfriend washed the pup, spent time with his chain smokin, emphezema havin grandma & enjoyed learning about each other)

  • BLACKBARBIE404

    LOL @ MOCHAMOMMY

    YEA...IM FAMILIAR WITH IT ALL..IT'S JUST AMAZING THOUGH.

    I KNOW MOST OF THE BACK ROADS TO AVOID THE TRAFFIC SO I WAS GOOD ON THAT.

    IT RAINED EVERYDAY EXCEPT FOR YESTERDAY AND TRAFFIC WAS GREAT. I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE TERRIBLE BUT IT WASNT.

    IM JUST GLAD TO BE BACK HOME. I PLAN ON DOING SOME TRAVELING THIS SUMMER!

  • lovejoy1

    @brwnsugga4you: your weekend was priceless... lmao

  • mina

    Atlanta Zoo is one of the worst! Like sandra said all the animals are usually sleeping or hiding or their exhibit is closed!

  • lovejoy1

    my weekend was OK!! I gave my daughter a sweet sixteen party at the pool over the weekend. I know I know I couldnt afford anything else but at least she had fun and i made sure I kept my eye on those boys and hot to trot girls-. my daughter got a nerve to tell me that i can leave and go in the house and relax. I think not- had to tell the heffa she better get out of my face with that bull shyt!!!! i stayed there the whole time and i had to tell everyone to go home at 12midnight- so u know she was hot-WHATEVA!! Teenagers "lord help me" oh and by the way, im broke til friday.. so if anyone works at a bank on here a sistah needs a loan quick...

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    Lol @ lovejoy..you better stay on that ass too. Most teenage parties are when teenagers become parents, Trust me I know, most of my friends from high school became proud parents after pool parties in high school, so I aint mad atcha.

  • Island Princess

    My man had to go to work so he had to take the truck so I just stayed in and cooked dinner, watched the "Flavor of love reunion," twice.

  • gemini83

    Seems like everyone had fun!!!

    Me and my boo went to Ohio this weekend. No big whoop! But we wanted to get away from Indianapolis for a day or two. Cincinnati is NOT THE PLACE FOR ME! We were at the club and some ghetto @ss skanks had the nerve to squeeze my man's butt and kept touching all over him and what not! I WAS FURIOUS! I was about to really show them that they messed with the WRONG ONE!! REAL TALK. Damn, have a little class about yourself. Yeah, he was looking good, I mean WE were looking good, but people need to learn to keep their hands to themselves. THEY WERE SOME THIRSTY HOES!!! But, we still managed to have a good time enjoying each other. We bbq'ed some steak and shrimp yesterday and then we were on CLOUD 9 (if you know what I mean) :)

  • http://www.smokiesays.blogspot.com/ Smokie

    I had a quick honeymoon in Beverly Hills this weekend! (Got married on Thursday). It rained on Friday, but the rest of the weekend was pretty sunny. I want to go back!! And maybe I just missed it, but I didn't see any drive-bys or any gangs in Inglewood, South Central, Crenshaw Blvd. etc. because we did creep thru the hood a few times (Cali has the best ______ [see my name]). We DID hear a lot of sirens though. LOL

  • Kymystry

    Congrats Smokie !!!!

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    Congrats Smokie!!! Black love (high or not) is beautiful!!!

  • candycane

    That looks nice, I will be in the ATL in a few weeks and have never been to either of those spots. I guess that's on my list for touristy stuff. I've been of course to the MLK Center, Underground, Mary Margarets House (the Gone With the Wind lady) Been to some strip club, cant remember the name, the malls. But I like zoo's and aquariums, so yeah I may just go.

  • BayArea

    Congrats Smokie;) Got green;)

  • bklynchick

    The Atlanta Zoo is not the business. Have they open up the newest part at the aquarium? I chilled out this weekend, BBQ, got drunk, got sick just now get over those PATRON shots!! Oh!! and made love with my baby:) I know too much info but it was on my mind and I usually speaks about what is on it :)

  • https://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    gemini83 Says:

    SWe were at the club and some ghetto @ss skanks had the nerve to squeeze my man’s butt and kept touching all over him and what not! I WAS FURIOUS!

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    And he allowed them to disrespect you like that? Imagine what he lets them do when you're not around. :)

  • https://www.sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Smokie Says:

    I had a quick honeymoon in Beverly Hills this weekend! (Got married on Thursday)

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    Congrats on your shotgun wedding! Just kidding. :)

  • gemini83

    Don't get me all worked up Sandra! I just went to anger management not too long ago!! He know what the deal is...lol. I will get in the @SS ASAP! Let me go, I am getting all worked up again...thanks a lot Sandra! >:(

  • gemini83

    They did not know we were together though... I think??