April 02, 2009

Honeymoon Day 5

The fifth day of our honeymoon was slated as a travel day. For the first two-thirds of our honeymoon we had been in the lovely Smokey Mountains. The final third of the trip was to be spent in Atlanta, GA - so that M and I could do all the things we never had time to do while in college there. Up and out the door about 10:00 a.m., we took the scenic route thru Knoxville before hitting I-75 south. Since we had no pressing plans for Thursday afternoon, we stopped in Chattanooga to take in the sights at Ruby Falls.

Ruby Falls in an underground waterfall inside Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. And it is absolutely breathe taking. M and I enjoyed walking thru the tunnel, seeing the geological formations, and when we made it to the waterfall room - we were mesmerized.

After snapping some pictures at the top of the Lookout tower, we loaded up and once again hit the road. By this point, it was 3:00 p.m. and we were starving. So as soon as we crossed into Georgia we began the search for food. We decided upon Fazzolia's - a fast food restaurant serving yummy Italian food. After eating way too much lasagna and breadsticks we made the final push for Atlanta, checking into our hotel around 7:00 p.m. We unloaded our bags, lounged around the room for awhile, then ventured over to the campus of Georgia Tech (my alma mater) to grab a bite at a Chinese placed called Tin Drum. M had a spring roll, I had a crab roll, and we split a bowl of chicken lo-mein. Following the food, we walked over to the campus bookstore, which happens to be a Barnes and Noble, and once again I found books to purchase.

With purchases in hand, we went back to our vehicle and went off in search of the local Krispy Kreme, as I had a serious craving to satisfy. We found the Krispy Kreme (I had remember it from my days as a college kid) and the "Hot-Fresh" light was on. I ordered to 2 "hot" glazed and 1 chocolate covered cream filled, and a large diet soda to wash it down with....

Then M and I found seat by the window, where we shared the sugary goodness that is Krispy Kreme. After devouring the doughnuts, we headed back to the hotel to shower and grab some shut eye as Friday would be another jammed packed day.

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