Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Fun Friday!

I think I am married to the world's most fun husband. Early Friday afternoon he called and asked what we were up to. After chatting for a few minutes he let me in on the idea he rented a hotel in downtown. The kids and I were freaking out at the idea and got packed and left in less than an hour to meet Steve at his work...Ft. McPherson is pretty much in downtown. Saturday we went to Perimeter Mall and then over to Smyrna...the Border's Bookstore there is cool, it's all upstairs with huge windows to show off the Atlanta skyline. After picking Madi up a Goonie Bird Green book she has been wanting we went to the theatre next door and laughed our way through the movie Paul Blart...Mall Cop. As you can see in the above picture we hit Trader Joe's while we were out and about too.

All this because of! It started when we were going to Florida. Usually our hotel of choice is the Hampton Inn where ever we go. Steve wanted to try something new that would also save money, so he started messing around with priceline for hotels. On our Florida trip Steve got us a super nice and fun hotel/resort...the Mona Lisa in Orlando for $79 on priceline but the price if you were to walk in and get it was $399 plus resort fees and taxes. This weekend we got a downtown Marriott for $29 on This is so fun getting these deals that really let us get out more...we have more plans in the making now!

The kids of course loved playing in the water at the hotel.

Okay off the top of my head I can count 10 military bases in the state of Georgia...4 of them in Atlanta. We popped into Dobbins AFB while downtown...did you know they share the land 1/2 and 1/2 with the Navy? That would be so weird to be in the Navy and then stationed at Naval Air Station water here.

We enjoyed dinner at Dave and Buster's and then had lots of fun playings tons of games afterwards. Man does the weekend really have to end? It's been a good one!


lmerie said...

hmmmm, good idea! I am not sure why, but intimidates me, I have not been there though in a long time, ! We have a college student graduating soon, who knows what we might find! Oh, and since you are in the Atlanta area, check out Sign up for their newsletter and you can get $25 and $50 gift certificates for less than $10. Great for some of the nicer restaurants.


Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how fun! We love to get away for the weekend. We took the day yesterday and played tourist in a little town not far from us. Lots of fun! I think we might have to try out Priceline :o)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That is so wonderful!!! I am gong to mention this to my hubby-sounds like my kind of weekend!
I noticed you left a comment on my blog! Thank you!!! Come on back anytime!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That sounds like so much fun...and what a great rate!! $29....that is amazing!!

Have a great week!


Our Complete Family said...

So glad you guys had fun with a big ole' capital F!!! We are lucky ladies with our fun hubbies, that's for sure! Jason and I pulled B from school and hit Dave and Busters right before he left, too! Great minds think alike!
Love the pics. So fun to see the kiddos. Boy they are growing up quickly! Miss you guys. Give them big hugs and high fives from us~ L

Sew Many Ways... said...

My first visit to your blog was your Grandma's caramel recipe. Anything with sweentened condensed milk has got to be good...I can eat that out of the can!! Once I saw your blog, I've back ever since. Maybe it was the military connection too, but I love it. I had to leave a comment today for the first time when I saw Ft. McPherson. I lived there too from age 3-6 when my dad was stationed there in the '60's. We didn't live on post...we lived on Fleetwood Circle. Too funny the things we remember. Thanks for sparking a memory.

Jo said...

Oh what fun! We haven't done anything like that in ever so long. Great weekends are always make Monday a little harder to swallow.

I'm heading back to school this morning after having last week off ~ it's gonna be a long week ahead :)

Have a great day,

Shannon said...

Fun weekend!! Looks like ya'll had a great time. I loved all the pics!

Everyday Gourmet said...

I lost my last comment I wrote to you...It looks like you had a wonderful weekend! Your hubby is pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing the photos of the Harmin Family Fun! BTW the I get the ginger at Trader Joes. It is really inexpensive there. Enjoy your day!

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Carrie said...

What a great weekend! And what great deals. I want to go to trader joes so bad.