Love, Peace & Dunwoody Pt. 2 of 3

A belle told y’all last time that we had some more goodness to share from our Dunwoody girlfriends getaway. Sorry it’s taken a few weeks, but I had surgery and some complications which landed me in the hospital for a week. Don’t fret because I am back and happy to be here with you sweet friends.

Where did we leave off? Oh yeah, we visited a few exhibits and had some of the best local food Dunwoody has to offer. I want to tell y’all about the amazing exhibits first…

Beautiful flowers on our walk to the exhibits.

The sis and I checked out the Titanic (this ship has an Alabama connection in this fab book) and Bodies exhibit at the gorgeous Atlantic station, which is a 15 minute drive from Dunwoody. This area is filled with shopping, good eats and a scenery that would be perfect for any belle to enjoy.

We saw the Bodies exhibit a few years ago, but if you are as interested in science as much as I am, you could go a million and one times and have a ball every time! Yes, this exhibit is just that cool.

First up today is the Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. The exhibit starts with you receiving a boarding ticket that bears the name of an actual passenger on the Titanic. At the conclusion of the exhibit, you find out whether the passenger lived or died (my passenger died and Shermika’s lived).

This is a must-see if you are visiting the Dunwoody/Atlanta area. You even get to touch a block of ice that demonstrates how cold the water was in the ocean that night. It is neat, but sad at the same time when you think of the lives that were lost, and the agony the passengers experienced.

Our boarding passes!! On the back it tells you your name, age, etc. Remember, when you visit, you will become a passenger on the ship!

Can you believe that it has been 100 years since the Titanic sunk? You already know that we were elated to know that we were getting a rare chance to stare history in the face!  Go ahead and check out a few of our photos:

Rent an audio guide before entering the exhibit. Punch in a code and hold the guide to your ear like a phone. Pow! You are a Titanic rockstar!!!

These gents are preparing the blue prints for the Titanic. Wonder how long it took them to draw?

Did you know that the Titanic had sister ships Britannic and Olympic? Neither did we. There was an army of people that helped design thousands of drawings, which resulted in these three ships. But, as the story goes, we all know that Titanic had to be the biggest and prettiest for all of the passengers to ooh and aaah over!

Trying to make sure these gents were going to have this ship ready in time, honey!

This is what a first class passenger room looked like. Check out the rest of it when you visit!

Though the rest of the 3-piece wool suit (vest, trousers & jacket) is still undergoing conservation, the label reveals that it was purchased in Birmingham, UK!

This wall phone is made of heavy brass & was used to connect different parts of the ship to the forward bridge.

A jar of 100 year old olives… one of the provisions carried on Titanic!

Our treasury printed these larger than now bills (certificates) from 1878-1928.

Who wouldn’t love these beautiful emeralds? There’s so much more jewelry to see, friends!

Titanic carried over 20,000 bottles of ale and beer on her voyage to the U.S. Buying one of these would have set you back a whopping 11 cents back then!

We enjoyed reading about this family & thought they were very interesting for this time. No?

This ice wasn’t near as cold as the water on the night of this dreadful day.

Grab a pair of 3D glasses they have waiting for you and take a deeper look into the wreck site!

Cool replica!!!

Names of all saved & lost based on class/crew members.

Don’t forget to sign the book!!

So, what do you think? It’s neat how a lot of these items were preserved, huh? After asking, we were told that a lot of these artifacts were preserved under water due to the luggage they were housed in. This type of leather was very strong and allowed the items to stay intact after years of being submerged. Though this exhibit was bittersweet, the sis and I enjoyed getting to see all of these wonderful artifacts. Next up is the spectacular body.

Don’t you just love her pose? That’s MY pose… You better work it girl!

I know you may look good in your clothes, but think about your body and how it functions. Never thought of it? Well, this super cool exhibit will make you think of everything from your lungs to your heart. Check out a few photos from this exhibit!

You didn’t think your head had all of these veins did you?

Here’s the largest organ we all have: skin! It’s soooo cool to see this up close!

He’s slam dunking on y’all!

Who knew we had all of these arteries and veins in our little lungs? Not this one!

Though they share a gift shop, both exhibits have plenty of goodies for purchase… including photos!

Later that day we headed to a local Dunwoody treasure: Village Burger. Let’s just say that a belle will be frequenting this spot A LOT. The young lady at the counter was extremely nice and the food was even better! Y’all already know how we feel about stellar customer service and good food. Two of a belle’s must haves in life.

I had a strawberry milkshake and Shermika had a vanilla. Talk about thick creamy goodness, y’all!

This pic makes me want to head back there this very second! I had a chilli cheese dog. Check out what Shermika had!

Yep. A juicy divine burger with Swiss cheese. Too much to handle, right?!

We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED these hand-cut fries. There’s no greater creation… except you of course!

Heading to Dunwoody soon to check out this fab food and wonderful exhibits? Well, here are a few tips/things to remember:

1. Check online for discount tickets. We’ve found them in the past, so, it can be done–It’s best to see both exhibits and get a combo discount. Here’s a quick look at their hours and ticket prices:

2. Do not bring cameras inside these exhibits because photographs or recorders of any kind are not allowed. We were granted access to bring this experience to you. Also, they don’t have lockers anymore to store purses/items in.

3. Park in the deck. It’s much cheaper (and free depending on how long you stay) than parking on the street which is very expensive for a meter. There are directories everywhere so, you won’t get lost.

4. Don’t touch anything unless it states otherwise. The Titanic artifacts are in cases, but a portion of the Bodies exhibit isn’t enclosed. These are real bodies/organs. Do respect them by not touching. Ok?

5. Grab a quick bite in Dunwoody at any local spot. Your tummy will thank you immensely!

Check out these sites to find more info on Titanic or Bodies. This is just a slim portion of what you will see when you visit Atlantic Station. For those of you that will be visiting soon, we can’t wait to hear all about your Dunwoody adventure! Check back soon for the last part of our girlfriends getaway!!!

Disclosure: We were provided with tickets to see Titanic and Bodies. Our opinions are a belle’s own. 

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  1. hope you are doing better. looking at picks I guess so

    stylecartel on July 25, 2012 Reply
    • Thanks much. I am blessed!

      Tamika on July 25, 2012
  2. The Titanic exibit must have been spectacular! I was in love with the story as a child and read every book about it that I could get my hands on. When the film came out, I cried like a baby as then the reality of the people and their stories really started to sink in. I cannot imagine how grand that period of time must have been…the quality was just so much higher than now. I am so glad that you had a great time! Hugs!

    Joyness Sparkles on July 26, 2012 Reply
  3. I like the body exhibit the most. I am a zombie obsessed person.Which I need to visit so I can have my question about that basketball player answered. haha at my thoughts. Anyway, the Titanic looks okay. The milkshakes look delicious.

    Sharon on July 26, 2012 Reply
  4. My sister would love the Titanic exhibit there was one in Vegas when we were there but didn’t have enough time to go see it. I’ll have to make it up to her and take her to one at some point. The body exhibit tho oh boy does that freak me out. It’s very cool but I’m pretty squeamish you girls are brave for checking that out!

    Ashley on July 26, 2012 Reply
  5. So glad you back and better. Don’t look like you missed a beat.

    thefashionistachic on July 27, 2012 Reply
    • This trip was prior to me being in the hospital @thefashionistachic, but thanks much!

      Tamika on July 29, 2012
  6. I would love to visit this museum–I think it would be interesting yet sombering. Oh those meals look really good– you’re making me hungry!! And this belle loves a good milkshake.

    Thanks for sharing

    Mand,the Sassy Fit Mom on July 30, 2012 Reply
    • Mandi, those milkshakes gave us LIFE. Yummy!

      Tamika on July 31, 2012
    • If you get a chance to visit, please do Mandi!

      Shermika on August 3, 2012

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