We made it to Atlanta in what felt like no time at all. For some reason I was under the impression that the drive was nine hours, but it was more like six and a half. Not too shabby! I didn’t even have to break out the entertainment I packed.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about our drive to Georgia was the fact that I, the queen of highway hypnosis, didn’t fall asleep. Well, that’s a lie. I did fall asleep… but only for 10 minutes.
I awoke to Ryan veering off the highway to a rest stop singing, “Come together… right now… and take a pee,” to the tune of Aerosmith’s “Come Together.” I think it’s safe to say someone was getting a little delirious!
Clearly it was time for lunch, so we took a nice break at Subway for some sandwiches.
I ordered a roast beef sub on honey oat. I love that bread!
A little before 3 p.m. we arrived at our hotel.
And what a hotel it is!
When I first blogged about our plans to visit Atlanta, I had two blog readers (Hi Anne and Jemma!) tell me to stay at the Ritz Carlton in downtown Atlanta. Jemma emailed me to say that she visited Atlanta on business and that the location of the Ritz was ideal – smack-dab in the middle of downtown – and that the rooms were plush and beautiful. I was immediately intrigued!
I emailed the Ritz earlier this week and reached out to them about our trip and was beyond excited when they agreed to host me and Ryan for the weekend. Talk about amazing!
Another thing that is totally amazing?
Personalized pillows! Recognize those initials?
I was blown away when I saw a fluffy “JF” pillow on our bed. (Do you think I can keep the pillow case? I’m not sure how this works…)
As for the bed itself… what a bed it is! So comfortable and clean. It’s the kind of bed you want to snuggle up in at night, sleep in late in the morning and order breakfast in bed… and not move… ever.
Of course we have to move around because we want to make the most of our trip to Atlanta. But, Mr. Bed, we will be back.
We have dinner plans with friends who live in Atlanta this evening, so I gotta go get pretty!
Scuba diving with whale sharks in the morning… Eek!