Tuesday, November 20, 2007

ICE Craft Fair, Atlanta

On Saturday we drove to Atlanta. First we checked into our hotel, the Westin, and it was very nice, but it was in Buckhead, which is basically all about these two fancy malls. Next time I'd opt to stay in a different neighborhood. Anyway, it didn't really matter because we didn't spend much time at the hotel and also the location was convenient in that it never really took very long to get anywhere we wanted to go. After we settled in, we went to the craft show. It was really nice-- a few people I knew were there, and lots of new crafters as well. We picked up some holiday gifts, as well as some gifts for ourselves. This one woman, "the paper lady", had these really nifty lamp shades. She dips the paper in beeswax, and so when you turn the lamp on the wax warms up a bit and releases a pleasant scent into the air. I was really impressed with her. This is a picture of some of the lamp shades.

After the craft show, we went to Decatur and did some window shopping and had a late lunch. Decatur should be renamed "Degaytur". It was the gayest town I have ever seen. I don't think I saw one straight person; seriously, it was like Provincetown, only in the South. It was kind of weird, but amusing. We wanted to see Emory, but the GPS system on the car told vicious lies and kept leading us astray. Oh well, next time.

For dinner we went to Fogo de Chao. It was CRAZY-- so much meat! It was a fun experience, but I wouldn't go on a regular basis.

(Saturday November 17, 2007)

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