Monday, September 6, 2010

Visiting Georgia

A couple of weeks ago we went up to Atlanta for our niece's first birthday.  It was a nice trip, but fairly short.  We didn't get to do nearly all we wanted to, or see all the people that we would have like to have seen.  It seems a number of our friends are moving to Atlanta lately.

We did get to play tourist for a little bit though.  That was really fun.  AJ joked that since we aren't tourist in Orlando, that we get to be one elsewhere.  We were those crazy people taking pictures in non-traditional tourist locations.  

We decided that if we are traveling to a city that has an IKEA, then we have to get our picture in front of it.


We found a cool two-story Target.  I am not used to them looking like anything other than concrete boxes.  It had a parking garage attached and an escalator to get into the store (it also had a special escalator for the carts on the way down).  AJ says this one is in a converted industrial area.  I really like it!

I thought this building looked interesting.  I love the shape of it!


We also did one very touristy thing! Care to guess where we were?

THE VARSITY!  We make it a habit to stop here at least once when we are in Atlanta. 

We played tourist for most of one day, and then the next day we helped get ready for our niece's first birthday.  Ashely (aka Savannah's mom) planned a really big party for her.  It was at a cute little park near their house.  It was nice to get to meet some more of that side of the family, and finally meet some of the people that Ashley is friends with! I also got to meet Paul's family.


 I got to meet Beth from The Nurturing Mama and Maddie, too!   

Savannah looked VERY cute in her dress and hair bows!
I am also proud of Paul for wearing his Gator shirt we got him for Christmas :)


A better shot of the hair bows!  Her hair up like that just cracks me up!!!

Savannah trying out the cake. She was a little slow to dive right in.

She is starting to get the hang of it.

Savannah going after the candle.  I love the fact that she got icing up to her elbows.

It was a really fun trip to Atlanta, but way to short. Sunday, we woke up and headed to meet one of AJ's best friends and his wife for church.  We went to church and then grabbed a quick lunch with them.  It wasn't nearly long enough to catch up.  They just moved up there a month ago so we were excited to hear all about their new jobs and where they were living.  AJ and Chris started talking baseball, and it made us wish that we could have taken in a Braves game while we were there.  We also wanted to go to the World of Coke, too.  Oh well, there is always next time!


Joanna said...

I went to a 2-story Target in Chicago where my sister lives- the cart elevator is crazy!

Molly said...

Next time we are there I am putting a cart down it. This time, AJ said I didn't "need" too. Maybe next time I will buy something really small just to be able to do it. I was in total awe.