Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Day 2, Atlanta

Today felt like the run for the roses. We have been getting up each morning to do our yoga, the perfect way to stretch and relax before the frenzy of the gift show begins. A morning cup of coffee and then we were off for the show. The subway system in Atlanta is extremely efficient. North/South/East/West ~ not a lot of ways to get lost. You don't have to worry about changing stations too often or getting on the wrong train. A nice benefit when you are rushing through the turnstiles hurrying towards your destination at the show.

When you arrive at the Americas Mart station you get off the train and make the turn that takes you up the loooooong escalator up to Building# 1. We have thought each morning that it would be a good idea to skip the escalator and hike up the stairs that adjoin them to get the blood flowing and work up our energy. Yeah, I hear you, "What were you thinking?". We are going to be walking for eight straight hours at least, on our feet the entire day, but we feel the need to walk up the equivalent of nine flights of stairs. All I can say is it is actually a pretty nice feeling to accomplish this every morning!

The show today was extremely productive. We ordered a large amount of wonderful new books, some fun new gift items for the tweens amongst us, and new scents from The Thymes. We toured all the new offerings from Department 56, one of the premier makers of amazing Christmas items. Tomorrow it is off to Holiday Land, as we take to the aisles in search of all the best ornaments, tableware, and decorative accessories that we can find for next season.

Dinner tonight was at an extremely loud, but mouth watering Italian restaurant that we had visited on our last trip here two years ago. We filled ourselves with the most amazing food and then headed for the train back home. A light mist was falling as we came up out of the train tunnel and we lifted our faces to the sky to feel the moisture.

To be continued, Susan


TuesdayTidbits said...

What about ponds (with fish) in winter? Should the pump be left on? Should the ice be left alone or broken? I've always been confused about what to do. Consequently, in the past, I accidently 'froze' my fish. Enjoy Atlanta's warmth! We're covered in snow here but its beautiful to look at!

TuesdayTidbits said...

Help! What about ponds (with fish) in winter! Do we leave pump on? Do we break ice or leave it? I sent some fish to an early death by mistake. Thanks!
Enjoy the warmth, we'll be shoveling snow today, but it is beautiful to look at.

Anonymous said...

Well Hello Ladies.....
We Miss you all very very much..Hope you all are enjoying yourselves on your vacation...take lots and lots of pictures please...We got some snow last night so we are enjoying the nice white on the ground. Sounds like the weather is nice up there..jealous..:D Well can't wait to see you all when you get back...
Miss you and love you,
The Flower Tree

Sara K. said...

Remember this conversation: "Mom, you don't have anything in here that would be perfect for my friend Lora from Camarillo." You should buy some stuff like that ;o)

Sooz Ellis said...

SIMPLY - FAB!! I will certainly go here to ask any questions....STaying warm delights soon to be up and colorful as ever. xoxo Sooz


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