As you know, I had Sally and Jane (but no Dick) with me for several days prior to attending Tat Days 2012. We had a lovely time - the ladies tolerated the Stooges very well.
|The guest room, ready for company|
Tuesday, I worked from home and I let Sally and Jane settle in. I figured they needed a day or two to get over jet lag. During the day on Tuesday, we all went for a bit of retail therapy at JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby, and Michael's. Much therapy was done. At home, Lily the kitten charmed my guests and they took tons of pictures of her.
|Sally, Sara, Hannah, and Jane|
The Varsity! A good time was had by all.
They all ordered my recommendation at the Varsity - chili slaw dogs, homemade onion rings, and a Frosted Orange (FO) to drink. All were gobbled up.
I took my group down scenic Ponce de Leon Ave, where they oo'd and ah'd over the big houses and pretty parks.Then we stopped at the Jimmy Carter Center and looked at the rose garden. They all enjoyed seeing the flora and the fauna. Bugs were of interest to several in our crowd.
Before we split up, I took everyone to a fun eatery on Ponce de Leon, the wonderful Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. I made sure they all could see the Hot Doughnuts Now coming off the conveyor belt, enrobed in sugary goodness.
Jane especially liked the doughnuts. Mmmmm. They melt in your mouth if they're hot.
We dropped our Swedish friends off at the CNN Center, as they had already seen the attraction Jane and Sally wanted to see. And what did they wish to see?
Why, the World of Coke, of course! We went in and had a good time.
There was lots to see and do. Here's Jane trying to discern the right balance for the Coke formula.
And here she is being bubble-ized.
We saw a cool 4-D movie. And we tasted a ton of varieties of Coke products from around the world. (Warning - Beverly tastes nasty.) And more retail therapy was done in the gift shop.
Thursday we went up the hill towards Toccoa, but not before we stopped at Mary Mac's Tea Room, a famous Atlanta restaurant. Great Southern eats. Jane and Sally practically licked their plates.
She didn't like them a bit. Too bad.
One last little detail about my guests from the UK - they showered me with presents! I felt like it was Christmas!
Sally, Jane, you are welcome back any time!
Cisco says Pet Me. (And no Aunty HJ, Cisco cannot go home with you.)