Sandie Simply Says

August 18, 2009

Random Tuesday Thoughts: OMGosh! We leave in TWO days!

Filed under: General — by Sandie @ 7:59 am


I’ve been cursed blessed with early risers. I don’t remember ever getting up early like these kids do. Amber was up at 6:30 this morning. After going to sleep after 9 last night. She then woke up her sisters. Which means I was up shortly after that. Of course, all this early rising flies out the window when they HAVE to be up. If it’s a work/school day, it’s like pulling teeth to get them out of bed!

We came up to Atlanta yesterday. Our original plan was to find something to do today, like the aquarium or zoo. But I think we’ve decided just to hang at the hotel. We’ve had way too much going on the last couple weeks and I think it’ll be nice to relax for a day before it starts all over again.

Speaking of hotels, we’re staying at the Homewood Suites. We’ve stayed at Homewood before and generally have good luck with Hilton-branded hotels. We’re also staying in one of the more affluent areas of Atlanta, so I figured we’d be OK staying here. While this hotel isn’t bad, it’s not what I’d expect for $200 a night! One of the things I like about Homewood is they do a nightly manager’s reception and then a morning breakfast. The last time we stayed at a Homewood, we just about had a full buffet! We were able to feed the whole family breakfast and dinner for free! Well, this hotel left a little something to be desired. Last night’s menu was hot wings and fries. So, we ended up ordering some food for the kids. I tried out the breakfast this morning and it was gross. If we ever find ourselves in Atlanta, this place will definitely be crossed off our list of places to stay.

I think getting to the airport tomorrow is going to be an adventure in itself. We rented a car yesterday and were supposed to be given a “standard SUV” which the website says was a Chevy Trailblazer or similar. They gave us a Jeep Liberty, which I would not put in the same class as a Trailblazer, but beggars can’t be choosers and it was the only SUV they had. So, we’ll have to load our two humongous suitcases, one medium-sized suitcase, one itty bitty suitcase, garment bag, and three kids (with two carseats) into this thing. Should be fun.

I had to make some stops on my way through Macon yesterday. One of them took me on some backroads I hadn’t been on previously. I passed by Goette’s Tax and Accounting Service and Farm. They also had a small sign advertising they had goats for sale. I wish I’d had a camera handy! It would have made a great picture (the sign was even in the shape of a goat!)! Only in The South would you find a tax and accounting service and farm!

My kids have suddenly gotten very quiet. I’m afraid to go check on them (we’re in a two bedroom suite). Last time they were this quiet, I caught Angelina and Amber writing all over themselves with markers.

I’ve started a new blog. Since I have so many posts I can’t fit them all on this blog, I figured it was time. πŸ™‚ OK, so that’s not true. The real reason is I want to chronical our time in Italy for my family, but I don’t want them to know about this blog. So, for any of you wanting to follow our new adventures, my new blog is here. Don’t expect to see anything just yet though. Thus far all I’ve done is create it. πŸ™‚

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  1. Quiet kids it’s never good, it means they ar eoccupied but it’s never good occupied.

    Sorry about the hotel food.

    Comment by Kyooty — August 18, 2009 @ 9:46 am |Reply

  2. sneaky but such a great idea for your trip to start another blog!

    Comment by Fiona — August 18, 2009 @ 10:16 am |Reply

  3. Ackkkk, that departure date got here fast! Good luck with the move and stay in touch when you get to the new place.

    Comment by Casey — August 18, 2009 @ 10:19 am |Reply

  4. I would hope that for 200 a night, they would feed you more than hot wings and fries…but that’s just me. Good luck on your trip and settling. I bookmarked your new place since I can’t wait to hear about your Italian adventures. πŸ™‚ And I agree, quiet kids are dangerous kids.

    Comment by mrsbear0309 — August 18, 2009 @ 1:00 pm |Reply

  5. It’s amazing to me how little $200 a night can buy anymore. It’s not right. Location is not everything but they charge like it is.

    Comment by blueviolet — August 18, 2009 @ 4:08 pm |Reply

  6. Best of luck in Itslia! You got quite the adventure ahead of you!

    Comment by Sprite's Keeper — August 18, 2009 @ 8:24 pm |Reply

  7. Oh, quiet kids scare me. When Indy is quiet, something is up. I can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Italy. We live in Germany and love it. I may have to come visit you in Italy and you can come to Germany!

    Comment by mom in high heels — August 19, 2009 @ 2:13 am |Reply

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