Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Thanksgiving week staycation

Do you ever vacation in  your home town? We did this Thanksgiving week as we had one son and DIL visiting and decided to make it a vacation for all of us.

We lucked out on the weather as there was no rain and it was warmer each day as the week went on so we were able to be outside a lot. I am so happy to have had my husband home all week too which bodes well for retirement LOL.

I did not take these photos but this is what it was like for us.

Monday - Piedmont Park walk, lunch at the revolving Sundial restaurant, and a visit to the Carter Presidential Museum

Tuesday - Walk to nearby restaurant for lunch and then to the Carlos Museum on the Emory University campus to see the Indigenous People artifacts on display. Truly awesome artistry in functional clothing as well as useful and ceremonial objects. Walk home again.

Wednesday - An urban hike on the eastside Atlanta Beltline with stops at Ponce City Market to see the transformation of the old Sears distribution center into a retail and living space. On to Krog Street Market for lunch and then a hike back. The Ponce City Market is a converted Sears distribution center building that is now a high end food court and shopping with apartments on the other floors. Krog Street Market is a converted 1920's warehouse with food stalls and other businesses. Jigsaw puzzle started.

Thursday - Cooking for Thanksgiving with breaks to call family, take a walk with even the dog participating and a short driving tour of some interesting neighborhoods. Delicious feast. More jigsaw puzzle.

Friday - Made a visit to the Centers for Disease Control museum and it was so nice to see how enthusiastic my husband is about sharing the history and work of his employer. Then to dinner theatre at The Shakespeare Tavern to see The Tempest. Wow that is one busy, energetic, many character play! There was much dialogue, singing, dancing, and a sprite doing gymnastics hanging in the air like Cirque de Solei performers. More jigsaw puzzle.

Saturday - Brunch out followed by a drive through downtown Atlanta and then the drop off at the airport. Our house is much too quiet now!

Hope you all had a wonderful week too.

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