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4.18.2012

Atlanta Dreaming

Ok, you didn't think yesterday's little post was the end of my coverage on our trip to Atlanta, did you?
Honey, please -- I write a travel-ish blog and this is the only trip I've taken in a while. You know you're gonna get the full Monty!

We stayed the weekend with my lovely friends, Mer and Matt. I've known them since our crazy college days but this was their first time meeting The Boy. Our good friend Lauren also joined us for the festivities. Yay!

Thursday:
Arrived late in the evening. Squealing and hugging, then eating. 
Bedtime.

Friday:
Enjoyed high tea at the lovely The Potted Geranium tea house in Greensboro. We were on our best behavior and looked like the ladies and gentlemen we certainly weren't for the rest of the weekend...

Then there was some major pool time. Gotta love sparkly sunscreen, warm sunshine and reading the juicy bits of a Nicholas Sparks novel aloud. Oh, and there might have been some of this...

Sports Illustrated photo shoot, y'all
We closed the day with some exploring in small town Georgia, where the peaches grow.  Gotta love that southern architecture ... and this red door.... and the collage feature on Picasa...
Aw, so handsome!
Dinner was at Flip Burger, an awesome gourmet diner created by Richard Blais of Top Chef fame. OMG so delicious. I went wild and crazy for a steak tartare burger but the hit of the night was the Krispy Kreme donut shake. 

MMMMMMMMM
Saturday:
We were up before the rooster calls (not really) to be first in line (not really) for Six Flags Over Georgia! I looove me some roller coasters and waiting in line is no biggie when you've got a fun crowd to play 20 Questions with. I highly recommend the Superman - you actually get to fly, face down, over the park.
Amaze.
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After hitting most of the major rides and thoroughly depleting our capacity for waiting in line and ingesting fair-food, we went home for a nap break before heading off for a night of revelry at The Village Theatre. The guys from The Village put on an awesome Saturday night improv show, complete with audience-participation drinking game. 

No pictures exist of my antics at this show, thank goodness.

Sunday:
M & M have two itsy-bitsy, cutesy-wutesy dogs and on Sunday we treated them to a walk through Atlanta's gorgeous Piedmont Park. The park was huge, lush and surprisingly gay-friendly. Who knew?
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Next, we enjoyed massive slices of cake here, then strolled through a local art fair slurping famous King of Pops popsicles (yes, I am now on a diet.) Back at home, we got our college on with some beer pong and a Zac Efron movie


Killer combo.

Monday
Last day. Wah-wah. Took it easy with some dog walking and sushi binge-eating. Yes, we hit a sushi buffet. Be jealous.


It hit back too, but that's another story. Before we knew it, it was time to head home. We had a great view from the plane :
And cried all the way home :(

Muchas Gracias to our dear friends in Atlanta for having us. Matt, Mer and Lauren - it was so, so good for my soul to see you. Zoe and Holly, thanks for the walks and licks, you cuties. Love you all!


xo,
E.

5 comments:

  1. It looks like you had a fab time! I am totally jealous over Flip Burger!
    I think you've given me the kick in the pants I need to finish planning our Gatlinburg vacation ( 2 1/2 weeks to go).

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    1. We did! Yes, get on that - it's so worth it :)

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  2. very cute! How did I only make it into 1 picture? Now that I know you've uploaded them, you're required to email them to me and add to FB.

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    1. LOL, I didn't want to post a lot of pictures of you without your approval!! I'll send the rest your way...

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  3. Flip Burger sounds awesome! Super jeal.

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