Refresh And Recharge In Atlanta, Georgia
It has been a while since we posted. Where does the time go? We were fortunate to have a quick getaway to visit some special friends in Atlanta. Having not been there for many years, there were so many new and exciting things to do.
The main purpose of traveling there was to attend a surprise birthday party at Cherokee Town & Country Club. What a beautiful setting to celebrate our wonderful friend. Cherokee is a lovely and traditional club in a very special setting. The food was yummy (especially the lobster rolls) and sitting around the fire pit on the veranda was just perfect! Our friend was so surprised that we came, as we have our 92 year old father living with us. We made arrangements for someone to stay with him, and it worked out perfectly.
Out And About
We stayed with our cousin the first night, as our friends had relatives in town that were staying at their home. And, we wanted to see our cousin’s home and spend some time with her.
The next day, we stopped in Woodstock. A small charming town with boutiques and restaurants near where our cousin lives. After exploring Woodstock, we headed to the Buckhead area.
When in Atlanta, you MUST go to Boxwoods Gardens and Gifts. There are two buildings full of fun “finds” and an incredible garden center. It has been several years since we shopped there and it is better than ever. A drive through Buckhead is definitely a “must do”. The homes and gardens are magnificent!
Then, we headed to the Garden & Gun Club in The Battery for lunch. We are HUGE fans of the Garden & Gun Magazine and wanted to check out their restaurant. The Battery is home to Truist Park baseball stadium. There are so many great places to dine, a community park in the middle and a variety of shopping.
You may wonder why this area is called The Battery. The name pays respect to the sport of baseball. The term “battery” was first used by an early baseball writer, Henry Chadwick, who described it as the firepower of a team’s pitching staff, similar to that of artillery.
We walked around a bit, as it was a perfect day to be out and about. Families were playing in the park and, like us, were enjoying the great weather.
So Much To Do
Then, on to a great dinner and catching up with our friends. The hubs and our friend decided that they would golf the next day, and my gal pal and I were going to head to the Atlanta Beltline. The Beltline offers numerous public parks, restaurants, shops and trails, all along a historic 22-mile railroad corridor. We really enjoyed having lunch there and walked 5 miles of the trail. There were a lot of people out and about and lots of options for an afternoon coffee stop.
Cocktail hour was perfect on our friend’s lovely balcony. We opted to order in Asian food and just relaxed and enjoyed catching up.
Time To Head Back Home – First A Stop Off For Breakfast
On our departure day, we were discussing where to have breakfast. Our friends and the hubs wanted to go to the Waffle House. Well, I must have had a bad experience there at some point and was not thrilled with this choice. Since I was outnumbered, I agreed to give it a try. WELL, I was pleasantly surprised! Food was well prepared, the fluffy waffles were delicious and the place was so clean. Although Waffle House lacks a specific ambience, it does have a “homey” and welcoming atmosphere.
All in all, this was a great getaway and we hope to go back soon. There are several other things we want to do on our next visit.