happy tuesday! if you follow me on instagram, then by now you know that my love + i snuck off this past weekend for a little getaway in atlanta, georgia. it’s only three hours away, so it’s totally doable, but the real reason we left (besides just having some time to reconnect + have pure, simple fun), was to visit some amazing friends that we haven’t seen since new year’s!
so, we packed one little bag and headed down south on a gorgeous, beautiful, autumn day. traffic wasn’t too bad, and the excitement of driving in the big city again made me super happy. i totally love the challenge of driving on a big ass highway. weird, i know. and probably because i don’t have to fight traffic on a daily basis.
first up on our list – a little zombie adventure. so, we drove straight on through the city, right through all the big skyscrapers, and headed south – out of town. we were on a mission: visit the filming locations for the awesome series the walking dead!! lina and i had lists of places to go. i drove. lina navigated. we may have gotten a little lost + a teeny bit frustrated/worried on the rural roads of georgia, but i’ll never tell…
however, after driving and turning around and driving some more… jackpot! we suddenly spotted zombies outside a restaurant! gaaaah! be prepared for a lot of walking dead photos and lingo right now – so sorry if you are not a fan! and if you are, and aren’t up to the current episode, then there may be some spoilers here.
check this out: right behind that fence is the prison! of course, we never saw the prison, because there was a no trespassing sign since that area belongs to a filming studio. go figure. still. those woods. that fence. the prison!
so, we kept driving a bit more and ended up in the little bitty town of senoia, georgia. here we were planning to find some houses used in some scenes in the movie, according to our little map. what i did not expect was to see this when we turned onto main street:
what?! it’s woodbury – the sick little town that the governor set up. they filmed everything right here in the middle of town! senoia IS woodbury! soooo cool. ok. so, now we were officially geeking out. there was even a walking dead store on the corner underneath the water town. and in the basement of the store… a little museum of things using in filming episodes. like i said, we were geeking out, people!
this is the house where carl finds pudding + sits on the roof!
railroad tracks leading to terminus + the bridge that they used to film the tunnel scene in (season 4)
the entrance to hershel’s farm!
t e r m i n u s !!!!
after leaving terminus, we sped through downtown atlanta, making our way to the world of coca-cola (a museum about coke, which was invented by a pharmacist in atlanta). we spent about an hour there and then headed over to meet one of the friends we were staying with for some drinks in the funky little five points neighborhood – love that area.
the evening consisted of dinner, drinks, friends, + so much fun. back at our friends’ home, we had talked about the walking dead so much, we decided to all curl up on the couch and watch the first episode again – you know, just for the hell of it. so, two dogs, a cat, and two couples all snuggled in reliving the craziness of the beginning of an amazing series.
in the morning, we got up + began our morning with some coffee. one of our friends had to go to a work interview for a few hours, but we kept it cozy + real at home. i got lots of pooch snuggles, drank an insane amount of coffee, had delicious quiche and hashbrowns for breakfast, and enjoyed the company of my love + by blogging buddy, lanie. we talked and talked and talked and talked some more, catching up and having such a wonderful time together. you know, just simple, good ole friend time.
our friend’s wife returned and she was so shocked to still see us sitting there. yes, it had been about 4 hours, and we had not moved. but, we were getting in some major quality time together. but now that charlie was back, we decided to make a move and take the dogs on a walk.
it was a gorgeous atlanta day, and the girls showed around their neighborhood. we just wandered and strolled for about an hour or so. it was perfect. relaxing, hilarious, fun.
unfortunately, we had to leave mid-afternoon to get back to asheville. regular life and responsibilities called us back. but, i was so refreshed + energized by our 36 hour retreat to atalanta. we crammed a bunch in, but it didn’t feel stressed. and, i got to be with my love – focusing on her and enjoying her company. oh, she’s my everything – my best friend + my soulmate.
we had an amazing weekend, and it was oh so much fun to see lanie + charlie. we gotta get together soon again, girls – thank you so much for letting us crash! in the meantime, a beautiful north carolina sunset greeted us as we crossed the state line.
if you could do something fun for 36 hours, what would you do?!
light + love xx