This was our motto on 19.09.19 when we all met at the airport already at 05:30 am. With some tears (especially the girls) finally all of us went through the security control very excited.
The first flight started at 07:30 am together with a hue group of japanese tourists, who entertained nearly the whole plane. From loud conversations to spreading japanese sweets (also to us)- everything was present and deflected the primary wrench.
The second flight was really relaxed ( in spite of the long time) because the seats were not fully taken so that everyone had much space (Chris had a whole row (4 seats) for himself so he could sleep very comfortable). After a warm welcome from Iris and Rebecca we all drove to our hotel in Atlanta and visited the rooftop of Rebecca’s apartment-complex for relaxing and also for preparing the kick- off- event the next day!
On Friday it said: Get up early and dress up!
After an exciting, shaky MARTA-ride (subway in Atlanta) we went to our meeting in Metro Atlanta Chamber. Our group was welcomed by the director of the chamber and we heard some interesting presentations (e.g. of the vice president of Hapag Lloyd).
After that we had typical southern food for lunch together and changed our outfits because we were going to do a 3-hours touristic tour through Atlanta by foot.
With our guide Dean we hiked through big hotels with balconies inside, visited the television transmitter CNN and climbed up to the Olympia- sign to create a cool but typical touristic photo.
For a great end Iris invited us to her roof- deck to finish the evening with pizza, funny conversations and a fantastic sunset.
Kind of turbulent and informative days- we are looking forward to many more!
Antonia & Louisa