Kris and I headed down to the ATL last week for a quickie trip. Kris had an aquarium convention (don’t you know that is his “thing”? he even has a blog about it!) and I had a birthday, so we decided to make a little trip out of it. Unfortunately the weather was quite uncooperative … you have heard of “Hotlanta”, right? Well, this was more “Wetlanta” and “Foglanta”. Not the most ideal situation for trekking around the city with the camera in hand… so, I spent a lot of time in my hotel room, in the hotel fitness center, and then took a few trips out when the sun decided to poke through the clouds ever-so-briefly.
…The Georgia Aquarium was quite wonderful…
On Sunday, while Kris was at the convention, I headed over to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens to see the fall blooms and the beautiful greenhouses. There was so many amazing things to see there – the Gardens’ orchid collection was by far my favorite. Orchids are just so photogenic.
Atlanta is a very nice city, and I wish that there had been more chances for me to explore. I didn’t even make it to a yarn shop! but I did find an amazing vegan restaurant, Calabash Vegetarian Kitchen. (Although the name says “vegetarian”, I was assured by the servers that the food was in fact vegan.) Delicious food with a Caribbean and soul food flavor. Absolutely amazing. I had collards, black-eyed-peas, quinoa, and baked tofu with bbq sauce. Totally recommend it if you are in the neighborhood! We went with a group of people – vegans and omnivores – and everyone was loving it. The reggae music was a big plus too!
PS – thank you so much for your sweet comments on my sweater and all of the birthday wishes!