Monday, October 31, 2011

Girl's Trip

Last week, Keith went to Chicago for a work/birthday trip.  He had business in Chicago and stayed to go to a football game at Northwestern.  As a result, Grace and I decided to head to Atlanta.  It turned out to be the perfect time of year to go.  The leaves were changing and it was gorgeous there.

I finally decided that Grace's shaggy mullet was way over do for a bit of a trim so she had her first haircut ever.  We went to this cute kids place that had cars, planes, etc to sit and tv's of cartoons to watch.  Grace definitely wasn't sure what she was in for, but once she had a sucker there wasn't much more than a whimper of complain.   She did great.  Of course it doesn't look like a huge difference, but it is much more cleaned up and I was shocked at the amount of hair on the floor.

All Dolled up!

It wouldn't be a trip to Atlanta without hitting up a few of the local favorites.  We tried out a few new restaurants - HD1 - hot dog restaurant from Richard Blais was very tasty for lunch one day.  Our new favorite though is the Howell Mill Food Park that meets up on Tues and Fridays each week.  About 10-12 food trucks all converge on a park with a handful of picnic tables.  All sorts of cuisine from Korean tacos to Po Boys to Panini's to straight up gourmet food to ice cream  - well you get the drift.  We got a sampling of the goods and shared.  It was delicious.  I have already decided that weather permitting we will go back in December.  

We also visited Scarecrows in the Garden at the Botanical Gardens.  Grace was thrilled when we let her loose in the Children's Garden.  

Must try out the slide a few hundred times!

So Big!!

I had been trying to take pictures of her behind the waterfall and about the time I realized I had a wrong camera setting and everything was black, Grace decided to climb in the pool of water.  She had one foot in until Grandpa came to rescue - more like Pull her out.  As you can tell she wasn't happy about not being allowed to go in for a swim.

It was a great trip.  Grace is such a fabulous traveler. Stay tuned since we are off for more adventures in Florida later this week.  

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