Saturday, September 11, 2021

We Remember {9/11}

 20 years have passed, but the date 9/11 will be remembered forever.

I can still remember exactly where I was during that horrible moment. I had just moved to Atlanta in July 2001 and had just started a job with Jeff's real estate compant, The Zac Team. I was in the office, and we spent the entire day in front of the TV screen.

Where were you?

We Remember, y'all!

Friday, September 10, 2021

Hurrication {Atlanta-style}

 I'm baaaaaccccckkkk!

Jeff and I arrived home from Orange Beach, AL last Thursday (September 2) to check on the house and clean up the yard. We slept without electricity (and AC) in the Acorn Cottage and then headed to Atlanta, GA for the week. Remember, J and I lived in Atlanta for years, so we have many good friends who were willing to host the "evacuees." It was really nice to be back, see friends, and visit some of our favorite places. Thanks for all our friends for checking in on us.

Welcome to ATL! I do not miss this. Traffic!

We were lucky enough to be invited over by one of our BFFs Camie(and her husband Greg). They own a charming home in Virginia-Highland, so it is close to many of our favorite places. You may remember that Camie just visited J and I in July. Who knew we would see her so soon. Thanks, Camie & Greg (and their son Jason) for the wonderful southern hospitality.

No trip to ATL is complete without a stop at our favorite lunch spot, Taqueria Del Sol. The margaritas, shrimp & corn soup, and fried chicken tacos are still AMAZING!!!!! Yum!!! I did not want to leave.

Since we were on the Westside, we made a pass by our former home. It is sad to see the condition of the yard. 1770 Marietta Road just isn't the same. 

A jaunt through Boxwoods Garden & Gifts (my most favorite Atlanta shop) was a must. It was great to see my favorite salesperson, Michael. More of what was purchased later.

We visited the newish Ponce City Market, a huge development of eateries and shops along the much hyped Beltline. It was packed.

We also passed by the Enclave at Renaissance, the first place that J and I lived together. Who remembers the epic soiress? What memories!!!

Dinner reservations were made at Murphy's, yet another Virginia-Highland gem. Sitting outside in weather that felt like early Fall was absolutely welcome to us.

A nightcap at the Highland Tap is always a must. Cheers!

J and I were also fortunate to visit with my bestie Amanda of Dixie Delights fame and her hubby Ward. They hosted us for an afternoon of swimming and grilling. It is always amazing how we simply pick up where we left off after the last time seeing them (which was February 2020). Their home is so beautiful and was excited to see their new pool and outdoor area. In true Dixie Delights fashion, everything was perfect. She is always the hostess with the mostest.

Another favorite that I cannot get enough of is Agave located in the Cabbagetown area. The cayenne fried chicken is still one of my favorite meals ever.

We were even able to check out our BFF Marty's newish digs in the Dakota.

J and I spent a great "hurrication" in the ATL. It was a great visit with great friends, but I am happy to be back home with electricity and of course AC.

I am still in awe at how much Atlanta (especially the Westside) has changed in the 13 years that we've been away. Atlanta will always hold a special place in my heart. xo

Hurrication, y'all!

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Hurricane Ida vs. Camp Crisco {She's Still Standing}

 It's no secret that Grand Isle took a beating during Hurricane Ida. Thanks for so many of my readers who checked in with me to see the status of Camp Crisco.

It looks like Camp Crisco handled Ida's wrath well. The railings to the balcony took a toll, but the roof is on and that's a good thing.

She's Still Standing, y'all!

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