March 13, 2010

What I Did Last Weekend

Last Friday the wife and I stole away down south to celebrate our tenth wedding anniversary.  We'd been to Atlanta a few times before but never for a whole weekend and rarely without kids.  We stayed at the Omni Hotel, which is connected to the CNN center and overlooks Centennial Olympic Park.  It's not a quaint place by any means, but it's high on service and overall quality and the in-house Prime Meridian restaurant serves a pretty boss breakfast buffet.  Speaking of breakfast, Java Jive on Ponce-de-Leon is always on our itinerary when we are in the Dirty South.  Do yourself a favor and try the award-winning biscuits.  The Varsity is a must for anyone visiting Atlanta so we worked it in one evening but we had to have at least one nice dinner out.  Sarah of That's What She Said recommended Two Urban Licks so we went for it.  Pretty amazing fare, to say the least, although quiet conversation isn't an option at such a happening spot.  On the shopping front, we hit some vintage/thrift stores, the highlight being Lucky Exchange (I passed on two pairs of vintage madras pants) and we naturally migrated over to Atlantic Station for the chain establishments and a 3D showing of Alice in Wonderland (thumbs up.)  Nearly all of our final day was spent at IKEA, where we purchased as many cheaply made home wares as the minivan could carry.  All said, a splendid time was had and we likely won't wait another 10 years to do it again.

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