Good friend Cindy (Eggert) Johnson was in Atlanta for a few days, tagging along on a business trip with hubbie Dean. That's just a couple of hours south of us here, so off we went!! (Yes, we're THAT starved for social interaction!)
Neither of us had been to Atlanta before, except that whirlwind trip to IKEA a while back. We met up with Cindy downtown at a spiffy hotel (Dean's in the biz) and headed to Piedmont Park so Nick could stretch his legs. We also walked through a cute residential area adjacent to the park. After three months in the forest, the cute little houses and well-kept gardens were a delightful change of pace.
Then we found a dog-friendly Mexican restaurant, where we sat on the porch with Nick and soaked up the sun, guacamole and cocktails. From there we headed to Trader Joe's to stock up on treats. Then it was back to the hotel, where we met up with Dean in between his afternoon and evening events.
Dinner was outside at a seafood place where the ambience was a bit better than the food, but we weren't complaining. We were complaining by morning, however, when Mason and I realized that perhaps we had one too many drinks, or maybe it was simply exasperated by sleeping on the hotel couch and floor. We may be getting too old for that kinda of thing. ... Naw!!
Thanks Cindy and Dean for the fun day! And we'll be seeing them again in August, when they plan to come down from Milwaukee to check out our new home in the woods. Our first scheduled visitors! Yay!