B, FW and I just got back from our first extended vacation as a family of 3! It’s still funny to say that … anyway, we spent a few days in Atlanta taking in some sights, doing all the touristy things and eating as much southern food as possible.
I’ll first say, don’t be fooled by all the smiling photos. Traveling with a 7 month old is no easy feat. They are not interested in museums, breweries or nice restaurants. They’re cranky of they don’t nap and go to bed early (or in our case remind you they want to go to bed early when you keep them out too late). That being said, it was a great first family vacation.
Some of the highlights-
Checking out the Olympic Park. FW liked the fountains especially.
Going for long walks and taking photos along the way.
While I didn’t run daily like I do at home, I did get in 2 runs, including one outside one day. It was 60 degrees and humid- so different from Cleveland in February!
Getting in some local beer tasting.
Going to the World of Coca-Cola.
The last room features a taste of 100+ flavors of Coke products from around the world!
Visiting the Martin Luther King Jr home and memorial.
Seeing what the hype was about at The Varsity. We ate our weight in hot dogs, peach pie, chicken sandwiches and onion rings.
A little hotel gym run.
The Civil Rights museum. Also checking out the human rights exhibition.
I love going to local markets wherever we go. Atlanta’s Municipal Market was a small market but I got some tasty tea, pralines and popcorn!
Though we weren’t out after dark too much (see previous statement about baby who likes to be in bed by 7), we did get in a few nighttime walks.
All in all it was a great trip. It had a little of everything I like in a vacation – some relaxing, good food, walking around, warm weather and of course some runs!