Baaahhh…this post was supposed to be finished a few weeks ago as we went to Atlanta at the end of Feb! I’m still putting it up though as hopefully you’ll still find it interesting 🙂
Since moving to Alabama, we’ve been up to Atlanta every year to watch the Supercross at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta is a 5 hour drive away for us and each time we’ve been, we have driven up on the Saturday morning and travelled home Sunday morning after we’ve visited Ikea. This year, we wanted to experience Atlanta properly and do something more than just the supercross, so we decided to stay for 2 nights and do a few ‘touristy’ things.
On the Friday morning, we dropped the dogs off at their daycare place and started our journey. After searching a few things to do on Pinterest, I found a Google Maps tour of The Walking Dead filming locations. Quite a lot of them were grouped together and they were on our route anyway so we decided to go and have a look as we are quite big Walking Dead fans! A couple of locations were just derelict buildings/streets and weren’t too exciting. Then we managed to find Alexandria, some abandoned train tracks and the town that is Woodbury in the show! If you’re a fan of the show you’ll definitely recognise some of these locations. To top our experience off we ate in Norman Reedus’s restaurant and visited a themed gift shop, which had actual show props in the basement!
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Last weekend Adam and I went over to California for a long weekend away. After our busy December, we were so ready to just get away and ‘almost’ relax. Our main reason for heading to Anaheim was to go and watch the third round of the 2017 Supercross season; something we try to go and to each year. My brother was also on holiday and was going to the Supercross so we also met up with him a couple of times while we were there.
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Independence Day is something we have never celebrated before and now it ia national holiday that we get to be involved in! Adam got Friday off work so we had a great 3 day weekend 🙂
We knew that we weren’t going to be heading out to watch any fireworks as we couldn’t leave Maisy alone so we ended up going for a nice walk & an explore Saturday morning. We headed to Blakeley State Park, which is around a 10 minute drive from us. It was $3 per adult to enter and we got a map, a self-guided tour and a bit of historical literature. We parked up and decided to have a wander on our own rather than use the guide. It was so hot and we knew that we wouldn’t get it all done in a couple of hours.
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Both sets of parents and my brother came to visit for Christmas. It was busy but nice to see them. Even though we Skype them almost every week, it’s much better to see them in person and give them a good old hug. It was our first time cooking for them all and it actually went pretty well. I only burnt the pigs in blankets! All the men donned Christmas jumpers and Sam had an extra special hat.
I love this photo… no-one is looking!
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I think I am the only person that I know of who gets excited over postcards! Yes, that’s right, real excitement! I love them ❤ I wrote about Postcrossing and Swap-bot a few months ago. I have now started my own little postcard collection. I select some to keep and have also got ones that I send out. I recently got a few sets bought for me to send, but I honestly don’t think that I can send them to other people….is that sad?!
Rhetorical question…please don’t answer!
Until I started looking, I never really realised that you could buy books of postcards or collections. I always thought that they only came individually. My first postcard book came from Amazon as a ‘nearly new’ book, and it has Westies in it! Who wouldn’t love a postcard with a Westie on!
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It was last Sunday. It was miserable outside and we were fed up of being inside. We set off out to find some antique stores to look around. I had seen a place online called Olde Mobile Antiques Gallery and it turned out that it was just around the corner from us! We got there and it was shut. I was sad but I should have known as it was a Sunday 😦 When we returned home, I found Olde Mobile on Facebook and got terribly excited when I found out they were holding their monthly estate sale on Friday! I have never been to an estate sale, and we had just picked up the truck which meant I could go on the opening day. This made me very happy and I even got out of bed before 8am!
I headed down to the sale around 10:30am. By this time, it had already been open for a couple of hours and the car park was packed! As I walked through the car park, there were many people coming out with bags and boxes full of goodies. I really didn’t know where to start when I got in. I certainly didn’t think it was going to be as big as it was and it was a little overwhelming for a first time estate sale attendee like myself.
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