Continued from last week...
The Romp, Stomp and Chomp was lots of fun all around.
We went back to the best hotel in Atlanta, price and great southside location-wise, the Marriot Courtyard off Virginia Avenue, right between East Point and Hapeville, right off of I-85, easy access to downtown.
We've had occasion to stay in several mid priced motels of this ilk in the past couple of years, and this Courtyard was about $10 -$15 dollars cheaper. The breakfast was comprised of real food- real eggs! Grits! Real Bacon! The staff was very professional and pleasant. The beds were wonderful and the shower was major water pressure! Only gripes- the internet connection was leash- ethernet! and just not that great. The room itself was squat- it seemed small but it really wasn't.
Lesson: A pleasant and professional demeanor will go a long way.
We then went back to ATL and enjoyed the beautiful, clear, colorful fall day. We went by the Urban Outfitters in the old Plaza Drug location and goggled at the clothes. After checking out the price tags, we headed back southside to the CLOTHING WAREHOUSE in East Point! I had been so excited to see it down on Church Street near the street we took to see/ not see our little dream ranch.
We stayed there for over an hour, finding treasure after treasure in the rolling bins. Some were awesome articles of clothing to wear, some gained treasure status because of the memories they brought back to me and the kiddo. Some were treasures because of the laffs they inspired.
Another treasure was the young man who was in charge of the store that afternoon. He's a newcomer from Chicago, down here to work on music with his project, Romeo Spike. He was so friendly and patient with our digging and laughing. Two hours worth! We got lots of cool tops, a vintage 'class of 83' raglan sleeve tee included, and 3 belts.
Cool sleeping, cool shopping, but as always, cool people are what make the southside!