Mar 30, 2012

The one where we went to Atlanta

So I mentioned before our trip to Atlanta was not as planned out as I usually like a vacation to be. [Except beach vacations. Then plans go completed out the window. Grab a bikini, floppy hat, book/tunes. The end.] We had originally planned on going to Atl for an event that was cancelled the week prior. Since I booked the room at a discount I was unable to get out of it. I've never been to Atl to visit but I have passed through before via car and airplane. 

I failed miserably at remembering the exact distance to Atl. Apparently when I drove from Memphis to Myrtle Beach I thought it took me 5 hours to get to Atl. Either I hauled serious tail or I was delirious while driving at 3am that time around. {imagine that} I also forgot Atl is an hour we arrive at the hotel too late to do anything Saturday evening. Day 1. Fail.

Day 2. We weren't really in the mood to travel downtown. Um. Have you seen that traffic! I know I complain about my work commute but there were like 8 lanes and every 1/4 of a mile one lane was exiting and not always the outside lanes. Day 2 we did some shopping. We also hopped in a photo booth at the mall. {Uber cute pics to add later} We ended up going to a movie that night because why not?
Lorax in 3D

Day 3. Going home day. We had breakfast with JH's cousin that morning. That was the first time I met her. Super sweet. We packed up and headed out. First stop before downtown, Trader Joe's. I have heard that their almond butter with sea salt is the best so I grabbed two jars of that. Check. Then we headed downtown. Much less painful than Day 1. We visited the IKEA store. 

Wow. Just wow. I'm a fan of any store that gives you a map at the beginning. I had a bookshelfy thing I wanted to get there, so we got that and spent serious time checking out other storage solutions. Then it was time to head home. I am so grateful that my loving bf drove the entire way. I know he was tired when we got back.

Hopefully our next trip to Atl will involve a Braves game for the Chipper fan in our house. And hopefully the drive there will get shorter before we go back, hah. It doesn't hurt to hope right?


Katie said...

I really like IKEA! except that you have to be prepared to spend a lot of time in there!!

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