Love, Joleen: Our Atlanta Bucket List

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Our Atlanta Bucket List


I started this list on my old laptop just before it died and have yet to recover it. *insert grrrr face* I keep mentally adding to it and figured I should probably start getting these goals down somewhere before I forget! This list is a constant work in progress. I started from the one I found on the blog "sometimes, always, and never" about a year ago and have discussed it aloud with my husband on several occassions. This list does include several "to-do/sees" that are outside Atlanta, but within Georgia, and much more likely to happen than when I was living in California! We've also included a couple of things we've already done but want to do again now that Benjamin is a bit older. I'll go back and check things off as they're accomplished. Our list is in no way complete and we welcome your feedback and ideas! 
[Photography by @be_atlanta.]
In no particular order:

1. Braves game (date)
2. Braves game with Benjamin
3. Duluth Fall Festival 09.28.14
4. Dogwood Festival
5. Visit Lake Lanier
6. Take Benjamin on the train at Stone Mountain
7. Laser show at Stone Mountain
8. The Nutcracker at Fox Theatre
9. Eat ice cream at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams ✓ 10.18.14
10. Serenbe Farm for brunch and exploring
11. The Art Barn
12. Visit and photograph the Goat Farm 
13. World of Coke Museum
14. Georgia Aquarium as a family ✓ Season passes 2016
15. Gladys Knight Chicken and Waffles
16. Fernbank Museum of Nature History  done 02.03.17
17. Jimmy Carter Library and Museum
18. Go to the original Chik-fil-a in Hapeville, Georgia
19. Taste of Atlanta
20. Explore the BeltLine
21. Atlanta Botanical Garden 
22. Concert at Chastain Amphitheater
23. Movie at Suwanee Town Center
24. Atlanta Falcons game
25. Atlanta Hawks game
26. Sweetwater Brewery Tour
27. Hike Stone Mountain (as a family) ✓ 05.10.15 (Mother's Day)
28. Shoot the "Hooch" ✓ Summer 2016
29. Tailgate with friends
30. Decatur Farmers' Market
31. Ice Skate at Centennial Olympic Park
32. Pink Pig at Lenox Square
33. Paris on Ponce done done done
34. Scott’s Antique Show
35. Tour Oakland Cemetery done (sort of... we didn't take the official tour yet!)
36. Dunwoody Food Truck Thursday
37. Yum Yum cupcake Truck
38. Purchase a cupcake from the Sprinkles ATM ✓ 03.21.15
39. CNN Center
40. Dekalb Farmers' Market
41. Governor's Mansion at Christmas
42. Atlanta Zoodone + twice more
43. Atlanta History Center
44. Apple picking done 10.19.14 (Hillcrest Orchards)
45. Christmas tree lighting at Lenox
46. HIGH Museum (date)
47. Visit Savannah (I know that's not in Atlanta...)
48. Starlight Drive-in Theatre
49. Medieval Times
50. Cabbage Patch Factory Tour in Cleveland, Georgia
51. “I Rocked the Guac” at Rosa Mexicano (Atlantic Station)
52. Chamblee Antique Row
53. Decatur Book Festival
AJC Decatur Book Festival
Woodruff Park
54. ATL Playground at Woodruff Park done 07.04.16
55. "Public art scavenger hunt" -- visit the Living Walls installations done done done
56. The Varsity
57. Fried Chicken at Watershed
58. Bellwood Quarry
59. Calloway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia
60. Tallulah Falls, Georgia 

Updated 5/31/16 I'm adding a few Atlanta must-see locations to this list that I can already check off for us.
61. LEGOLAND Discovery Center
62. Center for Puppetry Arts
63. Children's Museum of Atlanta
64. Ponce City Market 
65. Visit MLK's Home

Updated 3/31/17
61. Summit SkyRide at Stone Mountain Park ✓ 03.23.17
62. Civil Rights Museum

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