Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter in Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday night we drove six hours to the Appalachian mountains to spend the weekend with my best friend Erin and her family for Easter.
I normally see my family for Easter, but we had a little last-minute change, so Erin kindly invited me home with her for the holiday.

After a windy drive through the mountains, we arrived at Erin’s family’s orchard.
She has a beautiful home, and a beautiful family. They were so kind, generous, and welcoming.

Friday was cold and rainy. 
We spent the day inside, curled up, doing homework.
I only have a week and a half left of classes. This semester really snuck up on me, and I have a lot of work to do before I can officially call myself a SENIOR!

For lunch, we ate at a sandwich shop in the quaint little mountainous town.
We returned to do some homework before we had a big family dinner with lots of rich, delicious Southern food! 

In the evening, we watched A Star is Born with some Dairy Queen.
I had wanted to see this movie since it came out in the fall, but I never got a chance. I know all the music from the radio.
Lady Gaga is so talented.
The ending was sad and was not what I was expecting. It was a very real-life movie, and not a fairy-tale, which I appreciated. 

I woke up early Saturday morning and did some homework (Work Forest!) before I drove an hour and a half through the mountains to Atlanta for the day.

For lunch we went to Poor Calvin’s, right next to Georgia Tech and met up with some friends from high school.
The food was Asian Fusion and it was DELICIOUS.
I had the crab grilled cheese.
I am salivating, thinking about it right now.

After lunch it was still raining and cold, so we went to the Coca-Cola Museum.
It was very similar to the Heineken Experience in Amsterdam, except, after the tasting room, we were not feeling quite the same way as we did in Amsterdam.

We then attempted to walk through Centennial Park, where the Olympic rings and torch is from the 1996 Summer Olympics.
I LOVE the Olympics. My friends and I spent HOURS in the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
However, 4/20 Fest was happening at the park, so we could not enter.
We were able to see the rings on the ground when we went up top of the SkyView, a Ferris wheel.

For dinner, we went to Double Zero, in Emory Village, right next to Emory University.
It was Italian food.
Delicious homemade pasta.
Open Table never fails me with finding great restaurants.
After dinner we drove through Emory.
It was a beautiful campus with a very similar in style to Wake Forest, because it is a real campus in a city.

Easter Sunday, I woke up to the smell of French toast and bacon. 
Mass was the next activity for the day.
Erin and her family and I had lunch at her Nanna’s house.
Delicious, Southern cooking.
I am still stuffed.

We even had an Easter egg hunt! Sadly, I did not win…
We toured their apple orchard a bit, and tried to walk off some of the ham and dumplings.
Doesn't it look like I'm back on a vineyard in Tuscany?

For Easter, I wore this beautiful periwinkle, tea-length dress from J.Crew. (ON SALE!)
I am really into tea-length dresses these days.
I love the blogger, Julia Engle, from Gal Meets Glam. She always looks so lady-like in her tea-length dresses.
This is the perfect tall girl dress! I couldn’t imagine how anyone shorter than me, 5’9”, could wear this dress!
I got so many compliments on it, and I felt beautiful.

I had a very fun weekend. I feel so blessed to have such loving friends.


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