Friday, November 04, 2011

Day 308

We made it to Atlanta!! What a day!

We got on the road at 8:45, stopped for gas and I grabbed breakfast and we were headed south by 9:00.

Gus was delighted to have the DVD player on with multiple episodes of MMCH for his entertainment.

We drove to Gaffney, SC and stopped at CFA for lunch. I wanted a place that was mom/kid-friendly and we were eager to get into the play area as soon as we were finished eating.

Gus played for about thirty minutes and was ready to get back in the car.

The drive was GORGEOUS! The fall colors were at peak color and the cotton was bloomed-- I was tempted to pull over and take some pictures (I didn't though).

Gus napped for about an hour and woke up in a fabulous mood. For being alone in the back for such a long time, he did an incredible job!

Here's something fun that I saw after we were in GA on I-85:

It had to be a NASCAR driver's truck based on the NASCAR logo all over-- isn't it awesome?!?!?

We arrived in Buckhead at 4:00... The traffic just outside the area was CRAZY!!! It was surreal seeing exits for cities that I've been seeing online while searching for houses.

We met Steve and he was so happy to see us! Gus was happy too!! We went inside and got to meet a TON of Steve's co-workers.

I had a massive headache and looked like ass, but I'm hoping they understood that I had just spent seven hours in a car...

Anyway- what a NICE (and VERY young) group of people! They were super excited to meet Gus and loved him!

Eryn (Steve's recruiter) had cupcakes delivered to W50 this morning to celebrate Steve's first week! It's the first time that's been done for someone, so naturally, Steve was a rock star!! :-)

After that we headed to the hotel, unloaded the car, and checked Yelp for somewhere local to eat.

We picked the Buckhead Diner and made 6:00 reservations. Based on the pictures and reviews I wasn't sure what to expect. The white chocolate banana cream pie is what convinced us to try it out.

Blue Cheese Chips

It was WAY fancier than I anticipated, and a $75 dinner with us splitting a steak to make room for dessert. It was delicious though... I can't complain!

My 1/2 NY Strip and twice baked asiaggo cheese potatoes

Gus's gourmet grilled cheese and Mac-n-cheese that Steve said reminded him exactly of his grandma's recipe

The white chocolate banana cream pie sooooooo worth the dinner!

We are now ready for bed and shopping tomorrow! Wish us luck!

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The mother load of mac n' cheese! Victory to Steve! I am glad he found the mac n' cheese mecca! Now you can really call this place home!

Good luck with the home search tomorrow. I hope you all find something you love and that your search can end quickly!

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Good luck!

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