Memorial Day Getaway!

Greetings from Hotlanta! The Boy and I have been here since Friday night and have really enjoyed our 3 day weekend thus far.

Friday night started with a delay as The Boy got stuck on the interstate for almost 2 hours thanks to a large tractor trailer accident that was blocking all lanes. I had to spend the time in Chattanooga, waiting for him, so I found a nearby mall and went shoe shopping :)

We’re staying in a condo in the business district of midtown. It’s nice to have more space than a little hotel room, but it’s not in a great area to walk around safely.

We’ve had lots of good eats. I got my picks of the Flying Biscuit (have to eat there on every Atlanta trip) and Highland Bakery, and The Boy chose Fogo de Chao as our 1 year “anniversary” dinner. He’d never heard of the Brazilian Steakhouse concept until recently, and the thought that you could eat unlimited, high quality meats was pretty much the most exciting idea he’d heard of in a long time! Thankfully, there’s also a salad bar-only price, so we didn’t waste a fortune on me.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival was the main reason for our trip, which we got to experience Saturday afternoon. The rain was nice enough to hold out until Sunday, so we didn’t get soaked.

We did, however, get sunburned. Thanks to the Atlanta Carribean Carnival parade that blocked access to our condo building with feathered people everywhere, we ended up going straight to Piedmont Park from our brunch. This meant = we were still wearing jeans (not jazz festival appropriate!), I didn’t have my sunscreen, nor the drinks/snacks I wanted to bring. 6 hours later, we were super sweaty, dehydrated, and red. But we loved the music – especially Trombone Shorty – great stuff!

Sunday involved more indoors activities – Ikea, The High Museum of Art, Trader Joes, Lenox Square mall (someone tried to convince me to purchase on iPad) and more good food. Today is our last day – nothing much planned other than getting packed up, going netbook shopping (which I prefer over the iPad…. I need a keyboard with real keys!!) and then a drive back up North.

Thanks for a good weekend Georgia!

 

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