Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Weekend Adventures: Road Trip & Unpacking

As I mentioned last week, the Hubby and I went on a little road trip to go see his brother, Brian, who lives near Atlanta. As soon as I got home on Friday, we loaded up the car and hit the road. 

We made one stop for dinner and only took one potty break. It took about 7 hours to get to Brian's new house. To entertain ourselves, we listened to the Dave Ramsey show on iHeart Radio.

We got in about midnight Friday, then stayed up late and talked for a little while. In the morning, the hubby snapped a pic of their new home with his cell phone. Unfortunately, we were so busy unpacking boxes and fixing things up around the house that we both forgot to snap any other photos during our trip of the house. Bad blogger, I know.

They (meaning Brian and his girlfriend) bought a really cute, old brick home in Marietta. It's got 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a sun room. There's also a barn, shed, 2-car carport, and a green house in the backyard. It's got a lot of things that need updating and a lot of things that need fixing up. But I think they are both up for the challenge and even excited to have projects to work on.

Saturday night, after working most of the morning and shopping in the afternoon, we cleaned up and head out for a little walk around downtown Marietta. There was some sort of street art festival going on. But we didn't get the memo, so by the time we got there, all the vendors had packed up for the evening. Some of the funniest pieces were these porta potties that people had decorated.

After walking around the little town square, we decided it was time for dessert and headed over to our go-to spot when we visit Brian - the Marietta Diner.

You might remember this bad boy from our last trip to Marietta. Yep, the Butterfinger Cheesecake returns! This time around I split it with the Hubby rather than keeping all the yumminess to myself. 

Sunday was more unpacking and organizing. At one point, they needed to run back out to Lowe's to return some stuff. I decided to hang back and enjoy some peace and quiet. I flipped through the new Ikea catalog. While I was relaxing, the cats, Scooter & Jack, waited patiently by the door for everyone to return. 

Before we left Monday morning, we woke up really early so that we could make one last trip to the diner for breakfast. The french toast was delicious! And this time, the service was actually really good! If I haven't said it before, I'll say it now: You don't go to the Diner looking for good service, you go to the Diner for the food. And this trip I was pleasantly surprised.

We said our goodbyes in the parking lot and headed back to Central Florida. This time we made the trip in 6 hours by cutting out a food stop and only adding one potty break. 

So that was our quick weekend trip up to Atlanta to visit with the Hubby's side of the family. Hopefully next time we're in Georgia we'll be able to visit with my side of the family as well. And maybe even visit with an old family friend?

What did you guys do this Labor Day weekend? Any road trips? Or maybe you just stayed home and worked on some projects around the house? Or maybe you just sat around and took the time to relax with the family? Would love to hear from you!

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