Day 3, Atlanta

We woke up to another beautiful day in Atlanta. We had all checked the weather, numerous times, before setting out on this trip. Forecast was for cold and rainy, but we have been extremely lucky to wake up to cool and sunny with a light mist most days. Thought you might like a visual of the staircase I was talking about a couple of days ago. It really is a piece of art when looked at through a lens.

We spent today in the Holiday floors shopping for next Christmas season. Michelle and Lucia were the delegated shoppers for this area and they set off with their notes in hand in search of that perfect ornament and theme for next year's trees. Marlea and I set out for the garden floors. I think we only got through about 1/10 of it though. The shops are starting to take on a blur now and I find myself writing a lot more notes as to where I found certain things so I can go back and place orders later. We are finding some wonderful new things for the gift shop and garden this year. I can't wait until they all start to arrive in the next couple of months.

When the sun was setting we found ourselves outside enjoying a glass of wine on the patio of a local restaurant, a little breather before our final appointments that evening. Then it was back to the hotel , and just as we were finishing up our wonderful dinner on the outdoor patio a gentle rain started to fall. Back up at the room we took and hour to recap our day, Marlea putting everything into a spreadsheet to keep track of what/where/who we had been to see that day. Slumber is well needed. A busy day is planned for tomorrow. We have tickets for the Georgia Aquarium and we are all very excited.

To be continued, SusanPosted by Picasa