Shaunna Faye

Monday, May 14, 2012

Weekend Staycation

I am swimming in a sea of snot. I believe it's been 3 weeks now. I'm pretty sure nothing will make it stop and Chris is getting really grossed out by all the coughing up phlegm I've been doing. God, I just want it to stop. Sleep is hard when you feel globs of mucus sliding down the back of your throat. ANYWAY Chris and I took our summer vacation/mothers day celebration/Chris's birthday present weekend the past few days. We left friday afternoon and SURPRISE, Chris, we're staying in Atlanta! Ha ha. I'm glad he wasn't disappointed that we didn't go somewhere else. The fact is, we both needed a relaxing weekend. If we stayed in Atlanta, we could afford to stay in a super nice hotel because we're not paying for gas to drive somewhere. There are plenty of places that we always want to go eat at but never want to make the effort to drive down there with Martha in tow (or pay for a babysitter every weekend), and this way we can take the time to hang out with some friends too if we wanted to. We go to the hotel Friday evening, checked in, oooooed and ahhhhhed at the fancy hotel (thanks, Priceline), then went to little five points to eat dinner at The Porter Beer Bar. By the time dinner was over, we were exhausted because we'd both been up since 4:00/5:00 that morning and worked all day. So we headed back to the hotel and passed out. Our bodies are trained to be up early, so we were awake by 7:45 AM Saturday morning. We were supposed to meet David and Tanya at West Egg for breakfast but we got trapped in our hotel by the Susan G. Komen 5K. There were literally 18,000 runners running on both sides of our hotel. We had to wait until they were done and the roads opened up to leave. There was lots of sitting in the car and calling Tanya to update her. Finally we got to West Egg and thankfully right before all the runners did. I got to play with the twins and have a delicious breakfast. After that, we went over to Atlantic Station and saw The Avengers. Chris loved it (nerd). I thought it was just ok. I wasn't familiar with all the characters. Hawkeye? Never heard of him. Thor was sexy though. Right after the movie let out we booked it over to Turner Field where we caught the last tour of the day. We were the only ones, so it was pretty awesome to be able to walk around without tour guide and get undivided attention. We got to see the locker room, got to walk out onto the field, sat in the press box, walk into the dugout, and all kinds of other cool places. It was really awesome and definitely worth your time if you’re at all interested in baseball. We went and grabbed some lunch at Victory after that. Chris finally got his Jack and Coke slushie. They have delicious sandwiches. The lady took our order thought Chris was trying to pay with his ID (he was showing it to her because he ordered an alcoholic beverage) and never figured out that she was the one that was looking like a fool. Well, she was the embarrassed one in the end when I accidentally opened the stall door on her in the bathroom. Ha ha ha. After that, I couldn't keep my eyes open so Chris dropped me off at the hotel so I could go take a nap. He went out comic book shopping and I slept for 2 hours. I met him down in the hotel bar later on and we went and had a yummy dinner at Leon's in Decatur. It was rainy and we had to wait an hour for a table, but it was worth the wait. By the time dinner was done it was about 11:00, so we went back to the hotel and called it a night. We placed our order for room service breakfast the next morning to arrive at 9:00. It was SO good. I don't know what kind of coffee they gave us but I could have had 5 cups of it. I limited myself to 1. Room service is expensive but worth the splurge. After we checked out on Sunday we went to go pick up Martha at my parent's house and spend some time with my mom on Mother's Day. Brent, Cyndi, Daniel, Kimberly, and Cohen were already there. Daniel and Kimberly with their new car and Brent with his new swan tattoo. Very nice. It was a great weekend. The hotel was super nice. I've never stayed in a 4 star place before. You definitely get spoiled. And we had a fun time doing things we don't normally get the time to do in Atlanta.


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