March 17, 2015

Atlanta

I missed a post! This weekend totally exhausted me, so I did absolutely nothing yesterday but go to work. So here we are with a very unusual Tuesday post.


This weekend Bryan and I went down to Atlanta to celebrate Bryan's lack of a spring break. (Grad school just doesn't care about spring break, y'all, but I have no sympathy because I don't have a spring break either.) So to get some sort of a "vacation" we decided to go visit friends and family. Saturday night, we went to dinner with Bryan's family. Then one thing led to another, and the next thing I know we're on a spontaneous adventure complete with 360 degree views of the city.

Dinner was at Red Sky Tapas & Bar, which literally has the best bacon-wrapped scallops I've ever tasted in my entire life. The cocktails were top notch, too. Everything was delicious actually. Dinner was early, and by the time we were done, all of us were still up for fun. So Bryan, his dad, his stepmom, his stepmom's mom and aunt, and myself got ourselves an Uber to take us to The Sun Dial in downtown Atlanta.

The Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar & View (pictured above) is the ultimate posh life of Atlanta. Its home is 73 stories above the city in the The Westin Peachtree Plaza, and it offers "oh my goodness" views as the floor slowly revolves around the building's center. After waiting at the plaza's lobby bar for 45 minutes, we boarded our glass enclosed elevator, which took us to The Sun Dial. From there, more cocktails and an infinite amount of pictures. The nighttime views were incredible with the lights from the city, but I'd love to go back during the daylight hours.

     

After The Sun Dial, we knew we couldn't head back home without enjoying one of the city's newest attractions - SkyView Atlanta. The giant ferris wheel takes you 20 stories up to see a different angle of Centennial Park and Atlanta. And with it just a few blocks from The Sun Dial, it was too convenient to pass up. We ended our night with a short horse-drawn carriage ride through the city streets before calling our Uber driver to take us back to the suburbs.

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