Wonderful Trip!

We had a great time on our Anniversary trip! It was lovely spending time with each other without the boys (even though I missed them!!). Our room was on the 50th floor, and our view was spectacular! Here’s the sunset from our room Thursday night:

We went up to the S.un D.ial Bar Thursday night for drinks and desserts. It’s at the top of the W.estin and rotates about one full turn an hour (we think!) so you get to see the whole skyline of Atlanta. A wonderful jazz band was playing. And while we were up there the B.raves game must have ended because they shot off a great fireworks show – and we got to see the whole thing from 70 stories high!!
Friday, after the great breakfast buffet (do hotels get first dibs on fresh produce? Because the strawberries were to die for!!!), we rode M.ARTA to the CNN center and did the tour there. Very cool! Then we walked through C.entennial O.lympic Park and stopped by the World of C.oca-C.ola and wandered through the gift shop (we decided not to spend the $15/person fee for the tour – outrageous!!).

Friday night we had our anniversary dinner at D.ailey’s (wonderful food and service!), and DH had had beautiful roses delivered to our table at the restaurant!

The waiter gave us a free dessert to take back to our room too! Then off to the play at the Fox. OMG, it was the best production of Les Miserables that I’ve ever seen, EVAH! (Our seats were fantastic too!! Smack dab in the center of the Lower Loge – first row! Best seats I’ve ever had at the Fox!)) DH loved it – he had never seen it before – he says he thinks it was his favorite play ever (and he’s actually seen quite a few, so that means something!). The actor who played Valjean is actually from Georgia and decided to get into musical theatre (he was a business major at the time) after seeing Les Mis at the Fox in the mid-90’s. And now he’s back at the Fox, and in the lead role that inspired him! It’s a really neat story, and we thought he looked quite emotional at his reception from the audience while taking his bows.

Then on Saturday, off to 6 Flags! We rode M.ARTA to avoid wasting gas, since gas was quite scarce in the area!!! Let me just tell you this: if you are at all susceptible to motion sickness, even minutely, then DO NOT ride the Batman ride! We got two roller coasters in (the Goliath was fantastic!) and then rode the Batman ride. I immediately felt faint. We had to go sit down asap. I didn’t regain my equilibrium even after about 45 minutes of sitting and resting, so we ended up leaving 6 Flags. I was so upset. 😦 What a waste of money. I didn’t feel better until I took an hour long nap after getting back to our room, and even then I was still a little woozy. Oh well, what are you gonna do?

Overall it was a great vacation, though! And the boys were great for their grandma and grandpa, which was a weight off my mind!

Here’s the panoramic view from our room:

I’ll post next time with some knitting content, I promise! 🙂
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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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