Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Uncle Jake's Visit

We have been so lucky to have so many visitors which has made this transition to a new place so much better. This weekend we were able to spend time with Ryan's brother Jake and his friend Cami. Jake just finished Law School in Portland and before he graduates and takes the Bar he is doing a Southern Road Trip. He wants to see all the states in the US and so with us being down here it was a good excuse to knock out all the states down here. It was a quick trip but we were able to do some fun things in just a day.
We explored the Virginia Highlands area. Fun shops to see and we stopped at Bella Cucina for some baguette and artichoke dip to hold us over until our late lunch. This was so good, I would go back just for this and all the other food looked amazing. 
Then we went to Piedmont Park. It is the Central Park of Atlanta. A huge park with a lake in the middle of the city. And we couldn't have asked for better weather.

They had these cute porch type swings all around the lake. So quaint and relaxing. Can't get over this picture of Camryn and Jaker. Not posed at all which makes it even cuter.
Uncles are the best.
View of part of the city. It actually is a very cool city.
 Pit stop at the playground. This girl was having the time of her life. She is going to be a park lover. She was obsessed with this tunnel and crawling all over the place.
Camryn lost some layers after running around. I think we will be back here quite often.
 Then it was time for some good BBQ. Heirloom Market BBQ. This was a serving for one and we shared it as a family. Amazing mac and cheese. I think Reagan ate one of the sides on her own. And so much meat on the ribs. But Jake gets the prize because he ate this all on his own and then had two briskets on the side! Love that.
 Then it was on to Roswell Square for dessert. We wanted The Pie Hole, but it closed just minutes before we got there. So instead we tried Kelly Kakes-the atmosphere made it so fun. The balcony overlooked the street and we go to sit in the same kind of quaint swing at the table. Jake ordered a Peach Marmalade Shortcake which was very appropriate being in GA and was delicious and Cami's and Ryan's brownie were excellent too. By the end we all were so tired and stuffed that we could hardly keep it together. Such a fun day with Jake and Cami, so glad they stopped in to visit.


Brenda said...

Thanks for this cute post. As usual all the pictures are adorable, but the picture of Jake and Camryn on the swing melted my heart. And I loved Reagan on the slide.

MediocreMama said...

Wait...Jake isn't five anymore?