At the beginning of this states-capade, I established some ground rules. In order for a state to "count", I need to make sure that:
- It is not just a connection in an airport
- I am not just driving through a state
- I stay long enough to really get a feel for the atmosphere
- I am old enough to remember having been in a state
I'm not sure I can cross Georgia off my list, especially because of #3. Since this was a work-related trip, the only "atmosphere" I experienced was that of my conference & hotel room. Here's my slightly disappointing play-by-play.
I started out the trip with the requisite vanilla soy latte, which is the only coffee drink I love beyond my usual black. People watching & jamming out...airport entertainment at its finest.
On Monday we worked late, so by the time I got back to my hotel room all I wanted to do was veg. I put on some sweats, considered myself lucky that Mr. & Mrs. Smith was on TV, and ate some pre-made sushi while trying to working. For shame.
On Tuesday, my butt was falling asleep from sitting in front of my computer all day, so I needed to move. I headed down to the hotel gym and ran a few miles. I felt so much better after this!
Wednesday, a few people from the office & I ventured out to Cypress Pint and Plate for happy hour. I didn't take a picture, but we sat out on the patio, which had a huge fire pit, and played bar trivia. Right. Up. My. Alley :) I had a Sweetwater IPA from the Atlanta brewery and liked it so much that I'm ordering a pint glass to add to my collection.
I think I'll count Georgia for now, but I definitely want to go back and experience a little more.