The girls and I have decided to make our road trips an annual event. The four of us have so much fun together-staying in hotels, going out to "fancy" resturants, etc.
This time we went to Atlanta for a belated birthday gift for Grace. The new American Girl Boutique and Bistro just opened in August. We ended up spending 4 hours in there! It was so much fun. Even I was in awe in at all the beautiful dolls, clothes, beds and accessories. Then there was the wall of books-I just love books. Grace had saved all her birthday money and her money from baking brownies. She knew exactly what she wanted-Nikki, doll of the year for 2007. I ended up getting Mary an early birthday gift- Julie, the historical doll from 1974. Emma got an outfit for her Bitty Baby. After shopping we went into the Bistro for lunch. It was so cute-pink everywhere. They had little chairs for the dolls to sit at the table and tiny menus for them too. Grace said that this was "a dream come true!"
It was hard to tear ourselves away, but we had looked at and touched everything! LOL! Plus we were broke! Next we were off to the Atlanta History Center. They have a traveling exhibit on Benjamin Franklin. Last year the girls read Poor Richard and just loved it. As soon as we walked into the center, they started recognizing things from the stories they'd read. It was really a nice exhibit. They even had a replica of the Bonhomme Richard. That was Emma's favorite.
The last leg of the trip was from Atlanta to Tupelo, MS to see the girls' great grandmother. We spent all day Sunday visiting with her. Monday morning we were on the road by 8:30am. 5 hours and once again we were home. Now, where do we go next year...