Sunday, September 22, 2013

Day 3 in Atlanta

Today was my last full day in the Tyrone area. I've had fun catching up with my friend and her family. Her daughter was struggling with the kids this morning, so my friend went over there to watch the boys while her daughter caught up on some sleep. I stayed at her house and finished the blog I started last night, caught up on some reading, and tried on some clothes she had in bins to take to a consignment shop.

I have always loved her sense of style. When we were in high school, she introduced me to fashion designers. Before then, all I knew was Sears, K-Mart, JCPenney, and Joske's. I never paid attention to the names of the people who designed clothes. I liked her sense of style even in high school. We were the same size, and I loved sharing her clothes. Mine were either from the stores mentioned above or homemade.

She had 4 bins of clothes that she decided to take to a consignment shop, and I was welcome to try them on and take anything I wanted. Even though I had things to do like check my bank accounts, catch up on email, check in at Southwest Airlines to get my boarding pass, etc., I kept ending up in the room with the clothes. I finally finished my tasks so I could "shop." I was thrilled that most of the clothes fit. A few were large or too small, but most fit. Then I had to decide about how practical they were for Texas weather. I wanted them all, but I left some. Some were just so dang cute! When she returned, we ate a light lunch and headed out.

We tried to pick up where we left off yesterday by going to Senoia. The weather was beautiful today. Sunny, not humid (compared to 96% yesterday) and dry. She showed me the house her daughter & son-in-law used to lived in. We took a tour of Senoia, which is a nice little town. We parked in the square and started shopping. The items in the shops were unique and pretty expensive, so we basically just enjoyed reading the funny cards, smelled the candles, and did the tourist things. At 3:00 we went to Katie Lou's and had a drink, jalapeno poppers, and chicken wings. By the time we finished eating, most of the shops were closed. We were able to check out a couple more. Since it was Sunday, most closed at 4:00.

We toured some more of Senoia then headed to her daughter's house to print out my boarding pass. I got to meet her husband for the first time.

After stopping at the grocery store to get more salad fixin's, we went home to make dinner. I made another pizza, this time with just the cheeses and some turkey pepperoni; we roasted asparagus with olive oil spray, garlic pepper, and parmesan cheese; cut up some jicama, and made a large salad with dried cranberries, avocado, red onion - all kinds of goodies. Once the dust settled, we had a feast! It was so good.

Something we talked about at her daughter's this afternoon was the different festivals they have in this area. One of them is the Cotton Pickin' Fair in Gay, GA. They hold it twice a year - one the first full weekend of October and another the first full weekend of May (3 & 4). I plan to be back for that fair. I didn't get to do any of the Founder's Day Festival this year because of the rain and my short visit. But, if we plan this next one right, my friend will be able to take off work, and we'll be able to do more. This trip was originally planned for a family occasion that I wanted to attend in Florida. I decided since I was going to be this close to my friend that I HAD to visit her. I've wanted to for about 30 years. I figured it was about time, and I told her that even if it was for just an evening, I wanted to see her. I'm so glad we got to visit.

1 comment:

  1. I so ejoyed our too short visit and I hope you are serious about coming back for the Cotton Pickin' Fair. The weekend just flew by! You look great and I am using you as my inspiration to get on the ball and get skinny!