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Hello! I am an Author who just published my first novel My Life With The Movie Star. I also write a weekly blog for patch.com and have blogged for CNN iReports.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Long Weekend in Atlanta and Nashville

I just got back from a weekend trip down to my old “Stomping Ground” Atlanta and a side trip to visit my best friend in Nashville!  My husband Bret and I had a fabulous time, but our trip started out with a big snag.

We left Milwaukee at 5pm on Wednesday, and the plan was to get to Atlanta by 8pm, head to our hotel The Marriott Grand Marquise, drop our things, and have a fun night walking around downtown Atlanta.  Well weather had a different plan.  On our way to Atlanta, the captain announced that due to storms in Atlanta our flight had to land in Huntsville Alabama.  Bret and I sat on the tarmac for about 5 hours and finally made it to Atlanta at 2am.  By the time we got our rental car, (huge line) and to the hotel it was almost 3am! Our romantic night was ruined.

We got as much sleep as we possible and headed to Taqueria Del Sol for lunch with my Dad! Taqueria is one of my favorite Mexican Restaurant in Atlanta.  If you go be prepared to wait in line for a bit, but the food is so good it’s worth the wait!

On Friday Bret and I treated my dad to a Braves game for Fathers Day. We all had a fantastic time at Turner Field.  After a lengthy game the Braves won!  This was a pleasant change of pace from how the Brewers are going this year.

Saturday we said goodbye to my parents and headed out to Nashville to meet up with my Best friend Joey.  It had been a year since I had last seen him so I was extremely excited.  We had a fun night of eating chicken strips, drinking beer, and going on a late night walk to find a bottle of Rum Chata!  If you’re from WI I’m sure you have had this delicious liqueur made in Pewaukee, but  Joey had never heard of it so we set out to find a bottle.  If you have never tried Rum Chata, it tastes like liquid Cinnamon Toast Crunch! Yum !

Needless to say after the rough start we had a fabulous long weekend and saw lots of family and friends. I hope to get back to both ATL and Nashville very soon!