Let No One Decide For You

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You’ll know you’ve made the right decision when there is peace in your heart. Stop listening to what the world says you should do. Start listening to your own heart. There are only a few people in this world who will stay completely true to you, and YOU should be one of them. Listen to your own voice, your own soul, too many people listen to the noise of the world, instead of themselves. Deep inside, you know what you want, let no one decide that for you. — Unknown

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Henry’s Louisiana Grill

My two nieces, Ella and Zelda accompanied me to Acworth Georgia (about 30 minutes north of Atlanta). We were on a mission to try Henry’s for Cajun food. IMG_5694

First a little about Acworth, it is an adorable little town with cute older homes and Lake Acworth and an adorable Main Street. IMG_5696They have gotten some of their 4th of July decorations out, as Zelda met Uncle Sam…IMG_5701   IMG_5699Then on to Henry’s.

IMG_5703 We were seated immediately in a cool cute restaurant with lots of warm woods and church pews and lots of New Orleans artwork and treasures.

We were served bread, two kinds, a cornbread and sourdough,both extremely yummy, but the cornbread won with just a tad of spice to it. Henry's 3

My niece, Zelda, had never had Cajun so we ordered the sampler appetizer with Gumbo, Crawfish Étouffée, and Jambalaya. We then order some hushpuppies and Fried Étouffée. Henry's 6It was all delicious. Just the right amount of heat to everything. (If you needed extra, they have a large variety of hot sauces on the table)Henry's 5These are two of the hushpuppies. I have never tasted hushpuppies like these, they were out of this world.

The service was excellent. Chef Henry came out and put beads around our necks. It was a great time and great food. We will return and recommend that you should try it out! IMG_5716

Maison Robert – Chocolatier Amazing

My niece passed her Driving Learners Permit test today, so she asked what should we do? Drive and Celebrate I replied. We went to a parking lot and she drove. Then she got bored so we went to have Pho…Pho 1It is soooo good, ridiculous!Pho2But then, we ventured on to Maison Robert….IMG_5665It is a Chocolatier in Chamblee. IMG_5668    This place has excellent chocolates and gifts…IMG_5670  IMG_5671

IMG_5672 We ordered two of about four different truffles. (They are very small, don’t judge) They are really great, really. It is a super cute spot and they have classes. IMG_5676

IMG_5673They have sandwiches and salads too. The building is really cool too. IMG_5679

Horseback Riding and Hooters!

Today was my nieces 15th Birthday! IMG_5655        I remember the first time I met her and now it is hard to believe she is this AWESOME young lady. (Well not too hard to believer because she has always been so remarkable!)

So, we decided to go horseback riding at Lake Lanier.IMG_5653Lake Lanier is about 45 minutes north of Atlanta. This is Susan’s horse Noodle…IMG_5649It was a trail ride and lasted about 45 minutes. Lake Lanier Horse 2It was peaceful and lovely. We saw two baby deer and a gosling. At the end of the ride my horse was ready to get back (it was HOT) She tried to bolt ahead, which made it really fun.

We we all hungry afterwards. We headed back to town for a big birthday lunch at Hooters. IMG_5657Okay, I did mention to our server, Gabby, that is was Ella’s Birthday. IMG_5659Ella was totally embarrassed, but, a good sport. The servers and the whole restaurant clapped and were into the singing. IMG_5662Happy Birthday to such a sweet person!!!

Atlanta Beltline

We started in The Old Fourth Ward and climbed up to the Beltline. IMG_5648  This is looking down at the Old Fourth Ward from the Beltline…IMG_5647

The Beltline is very well kept and has amazing artwork and architecture on the walk. IMG_5577This is Ponce City Market, it is going to be super cool for great shops and unique places to eat.IMG_5644Cool artwork on the Beltline!IMG_5585   IMG_5600    IMG_5609    IMG_5624

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The Beltline leads you into Piedmont Park and this group of bike riders came up behind me…IMG_5634 Apparently the Atlanta Police must have a bike riding series for kids for the summer…pretty cool!

If you have the chance, you really need to check it out…IMG_5590(Additional information….this was built on old railway corridors and the Ponce City Market was the old Sears Building. The trains would run directly into the Sears Building, thus this sign…IMG_5580Pretty cool huh?)