Monday, March 12, 2012

Three Days, Three Different States

Whew! What a weekend.


Eversave was sponsoring an event at the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday, so I traveled there on Friday. I had a layover in Philly, but made it to Atlanta around 7:30 p.m. Friday night. The event was from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and then my flight back to Boston was a little after 7 p.m. that same evening. It was a fast trip, but a successful one!

But...let me just say that food in Atlanta (and food in airports) is not cheap. Nor are there many vegetarian options, at least in the few places I visited. Here's just some of the gourmet food I ate while traveling:

A delicious, albeit not so healthy, lunch at the Philly airport (portobello flatbread sandwich and fries...and Yuengling, naturally).

And room service at the Marriott in Atlanta (washed down with a Georgia Peach martini). 

Despite the lackluster eats, the Georgia Aquarium was fantastic. Since I was working, I didn't get a chance to explore the entire place (it's huge!), but what I saw was pretty darn awesome. I'd love to go back, for play vs. work. 

Once I got back to Boston, I met some friends for a drink at Cambridge Common, then basically face planted into my bed. After a luxurious 10.5 hours of sleep, I spent the day in the sunshine with Z - biking, playing frisbee, and eventually making our way to Red Bones for dinner and drinks. 

How was your weekend?


  1. what a crazy weekend! sounds like a lot of fun, though!! I have been to ATL quite a few times, but never to the aquarium.

  2. My weekend was a lot more relaxing than yours was! Atlanta does have some great eats. Hopefully you'll be able to explore a bit more when you can stay longer!

  3. Michelle - I feel bad that your food experience in Atlanta wasn't that great. It is a truly dreadful city, sprawling disconnected suburbs and endless highways, with very few options for pedestrians. But I must say it has some of the most amazing food of any city in the United States!

    This weekend I made jerked chicken drumsticks for a Carribbean-themed party at a friends house. A little sympathetic magic to draw the warm weather here, and it worked, if today is any indication!

  4. My brother in law really wants to go that Aquarium because of their shark exhibit!

    That stinks that you weren't able to find any really good food options. Looks like your whole weekend was eventful!

    I just ran a 5k and then did some house stuff with my husband.