If you follow me on Instagram you may have already guessed that… WE WENT TO ATLANTA!!!
We got very lucky and had access to two free tickets that had to be used before the end of 2012. I had two days off in a row from school and work so we started clicking on cities at random until we found a set of tickets that worked with my schedule. We ended up in Atlanta!
We flew in late Tuesday night and left Thursday morning so it was basically a one-day trip and it was absolutely perfect. We spent every last minute walking or eating – So. Much. Food! – and got to try lots of local flavors as well as froyo, twice! Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous.
The gorgeous weather was totally in our favor; perfect walking around temperatures.
We started Wednesday morning with Sublime Donuts.
Adam and I shared three kinds –
dulce de leche,
Butterfinger was his favorite and s’more was mine. The donuts were great but they definitely confirmed that I’m not a donut person; I could tell that they were awesome but they just weren’t that exciting for me. Give me a cupcake or froyo instead anyway. <– twice that day!
Next up, we visited The World of Coca-Cola.
We learned some interesting Coke facts and saw lots of neat old products,
but the best part of the visit was the tasting room.
They had Diet Cherry Coke!
Actually, they had lots of flavors – 60+! -and Adam and I tasted every single one.
The basics –
Peppermint Sprite –
Latin America –
North America –
Ahhh! Adam was pretty ill by the time we were done but I told him that I’d be training for that day my entire life!
On our way out they even gave us a bottle to go.
I’m not even going to lie, I totally bought a Cherry Coke Zero a few hours later!
We spent a few hours walking around the downtown area before we were ready for lunch.
You won’t be able to guess what type of food we set our GPS for…
Froyo! I got a million flavors (including apple pie!) with all of the non-fruity toppings.
To save a little money, we got lunch food from Publix instead of going to a restaurant.
I ate about 1/3 of that smoked turkey and mac and cheese. Plus a short salted caramel hot chocolate while we recharged our phones at Starbucks.
For dinner we got Thai at Mali. We shared the Moo Sho to start.
Steamed rolls stuffed with sautéed chicken, shrimp, egg, and vegetables. Served with a peanut sweet plum sauce.
There was a little hiccup when they were out of the dish that brought me to the restaurant (seafood Pad Thai with crab claws), but we rallied by sharing two drinks. A pineapple capirinha, pineapple, cacha rum, limes and sugar,
and a Thai tea-ni, tea infused vodka, vanilla vodka, sweetened Thai tea, and milk.
For my meal I got grilled salmon with sautéed vegetables in basil sauce, ordered Thai-spicy.
It was good; nice and spicy! So spicy, in fact, that I ended up ordering a regular Thai iced tea to help cool down my mouth.
Dessert was round 2 of froyo.
I got taro, almond butter, and pecan pie froyo topped with sprinkles and sweetened condensed milk.
<– best bowl of froyo ever
The yogurt place was in a cool area and we ended up doing a final round of booze and food at the incredible Rosebud.
A can of PBR for me,
and pimento cheese with spiced saltines to share.
Amazing! I adore pimento cheese and this stuff was ridiculous. We waddled back to our hotel completely satisfied and happy.
It was an amazing trip and I feel very fortunate to have been able to take it. Our Turkey Day wasn’t quite as traditionally thankful but I’ll tell you about that later.