We left the house on Saturday morning, about 8:00am. We arrived in downtown Atlanta right near 10:00am. Our first destination was Atlantic Station. (You can click on the link and go to the website.) It is an urban development where people can live, work & shop all in the same place. I had heard about it and wanted to check it out. Plus... Miranda really wants to go to an exhibit that they have there called... "The Bodies" and I wanted to FIND IT before I drove up there, myself.
David and I parked in the underground parking lot, under Dillard's. We took the escalator up to the ground level and made our way through the store to the street. The streets were basically empty! Hardly a soul in sight! We walked around for about an hour, checking the place out. There were mostly mall-type stores there and some restaurants. David is not much of a shopper, so we started looking for The Bodies exhibit so that I would know where it was when I brought Miranda. It took us FOREVER to find it! We finally found it UPSTAIRS on the second level!
Here are a few pictures that I took. You can see more if you go to the website. ---
|Stores are on the street level and apartments are above. You can see Dillard's at the end of this street.|
|"The Bodies" was in an upstairs area.|
Our next stop was to the Ikea store nearby. It was REALLY neat! First of all... you have to park in the underground parking deck. Then, you have to make your way up to the store. It was like a maze trying to get there!
|As we approach the store to look for parking.|
Once we actually "entered" the store... it was like a shopping experience that I had never had before! It's hard to describe just how this store was displayed. You would have to see it in person to understand. Here are a few pics that I took inside the store of many of the kitchens that they have on display.
|Here's David, checking out this beautiful kitchen! I really like this island!! Look at all of those drawers!|
|I liked the turquoise color choice for the cabinets and dishes in this one!|
|This "flowers" on this chandelier felt like they were made of paper! So different and so pretty!|
|I love the "country" feel of this kitchen.|
|I liked the color of cabinets in this one.|
|David and I have decided that we simply MUST have some "down" pillows for our own bed at home!|
|We were on the 11th floor, I think.|
|Yes. The TV was VERY NICE! -- Would love to have one of these in our bedroom at home, as well!|
|I love checking out the bathrooms at the hotels that we stay at. This one DID have a HUGE shower, which was nice.|
|The "lighting" in the bathroom was terrible!|
Here are a few photos of the "view" from our room as well as some of the hall windows.
|This was our view to the North.|
|Down below... right near our hotel... was THIS PLACE! -- It is a well-known, "Gentleman's Club" in Atlanta! LOL!|
|A view, south, towards the Georgia Dome where "my" Atlanta Falcon's play!|
|I took this picture for Miranda! --- She works for the Publix store, where we live!|
|Another view towards the Northeast. Somewhere over that way... past the buildings... is Piedmont Park. David and I walked there before we left on Sunday.|
|A nice view towards downtown Atlanta.|
In the morning, we ate at Waffle House! YUM!! Their pecan waffles are the BEST!
We had a wonderful time pre-celebrating our 26th wedding anniversary (April 19th) and can't wait to go back again, soon!