Last Monday after co-op registration, we packed up Nanny’s van and headed down I-20 for a quick overnight trip to visit Uncle Jeremy, Aunt Melanie, and Annalee. Other than some traffic and a bit of carsickness, we had a smooth trip down and went straight to La Parrilla! Hallelujah! The kids asked me why we also go to La Parrilla when we go to Atlanta. Ha! But for real, there is no better Mexican restaurant ever! After dinner we went to the neighborhood playground, cooled off with popsicles, played with Annalee’s toys, and then slowly but surely fell asleep in their sleeping bags!
The next morning we played, ate breakfast, packed up all of our belongings and then headed to Kennesaw Mountain to hike. We grew up hiking, picnicking, and exploring Kennesaw Mountain, and it was really fun to be able to take the kids there to hike too! They did a great job! Reece is the fastest hiker ever, and I was so proud of Carson and J for hanging in there. Sarah Ann also brought along Mary Ellen for the hike! And I’ll always love the view from the top! You can see the hospital where I was born, downtown Atlanta, and even Stone Mountain across the way!
That hike definitely called for lunch at the Varsity, which I’m pretty sure is the only other restaurant the kids think exists in Atlanta! But, nevertheless, it’s always delicious and they love getting a Frosted Orange! And lastly, after lunch, we spent the afternoon at Catch Air! They had completely redone it since our last trip there, and the kids had an absolute blast climbing, jumping, sliding, spinning, dancing, and running around! It was a great way to cool off on a hot day and burn off some energy before the drive back to SC! We definitely had some sleepy and quiet babies on the way back!
Oh, Atlanta, you are always such a treat! (Even with your crazy traffic!) Thank you, Uncle Jeremy, Aunt Melanie, and Annalee for letting us stay with you! We can’t wait to come back in just a few weeks to celebrate a very special birthday!