Category Archives: staycation atlanta

Atlanta Botanical Garden…

I decided the other day that I needed to visit the Botanical Garden. Then my friend Wilson sent a text saying there was free admission this week, in honor of Anne Cox Chambers. IMG_2585

(She was one of the wealthiest women in the United States at one point, and an extremely nice woman)

Yes, it has been raining a lot here in Atlanta. It let up today but it was overcast.

IMG_2557These are little tiny daffodils. Everything is trying so hard to bloom.

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IMG_2567The Orchids are the highlight right now. They are spectacular. It was extremely humid inside though.

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Rainy Saturday (thru next Tuesday)

We are getting much needed rain all day today through next Tuesday. It was really coming down early this morning. Bradley Cooper and I got out and got a brief walk before the downpour. Then, I went to feed him, uh oh, I am going to run out of his food by tomorrow.

I started feeding him a “raw” diet. There is raw beef bone in it and some heart but also a ton of veggies and nutrients and fish oil, it’s one of the healthiest diets he has ever been on. So very good for him! IMG_1174

I have to go to a special Dog Food store in midtown to get his food. IMG_1170

Out of food??? What???, no it will not happen. His little selfie.

I put on my rain boots and go to trek out. IMG_1165

I put on the boots because all of the water from my street runs into my carport…

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Well this early bird had to wait till 10:30 to get the worm. Getting there early did not pay off, or did it? I had  to kill some time, so, I went and grabbed an Egg McMuffin. I can poo poo fast food in general but an Egg McMuffin is pure goodness.  I can say nothing bad about it because it is simply heavenly.

The rain continues and we should all be thankful!

Yogurt – Yummy

When I was a teenager I would eat yogurt to lose weight, I thought it was good for you and it tasted okay and it filled me up. Then I decided I really didn’t like it that much.

Then Greek yogurt came out and it was supposed to taste better and be even better for you, so I started eating that, recently. It was good, mixed with blueberries and this super yummy granola I found… Purely Elizabeth. This Granola is out of this world GREAT!IMG_1153

They have different varieties which are all excellent.

Then, I found Siggi’s Icelandic yogurt. This yogurt is a treat, it is scrumptious! IMG_1150

Yes, I did add granola and fresh strawberries to it, which was so great, but it is so good on it’s own too. (Try the coconut! It will blow your socks off!)

Quest for the Best – Slip on Athletic Shoes (or sneakers)

I noticed my neighbor/friend has these slip on shoes he wears almost every day walking the dogs. Then, I noticed my brother and niece wearing a pair and I was like, “I have to have them.”

I recently read that Baby Boomers are still wearing awful crocs. Yes, I do wear them at night, like slippers. I have transitioned into flip flops for the summer though. Anyhoo…

I started going to DSW, nope, nothing fit right. Then I went to Dick’s Sporting Goods, this is an amazing store but definitely nope. Macy’s, uh uh, nope, they have some fancy ones with gold on them, yuck. A couple more stores but nothing.

Then I looked in my closet. I found not the cute slip ons I was seeking but comfy slip ons I already had.

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Fairly new converse, I need to wear these in. I had some in high school, red ones and a pair of white ones. (my best friend Bunny had the cool purple ones) These will be comfy I am sure…

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On the same note as the Converse these are Taos and VERY comfortable.  I love these, they are a tad heavy, but just a bit.

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These are Merrills, so comfortable. These are like going barefoot. These make it a little challenging when hiking on rocks and such. Yes, and such…IMG_1143

These are Merrills also, but the sole is a little thicker so I can walk on rocks. These might be my slip ons then. (They aren’t as cute though). So comfort does outweigh cute, as shown by the crocs phenomenon. I will keep my eyes open though.

Cabbage Patch Kids

Cabbage Patch Kids are born in Babyland General in Cleveland Georgia about an hour and a half away from Atlanta. Bradley Cooper and I set off on a trip to see this…IMG_1141

All of a sudden we were upon it!IMG_1130

Unbelievable…

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We did not go in…I do not believe they allow dogs in the hospital..It was shift change and people were coming and going wearing their scrubs..

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These kids were super popular in the 1980’s but it must be pretty popular still. There were plenty of cars there.

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