It made me smile that they remembered.
We ordered room service, and after chocolate chip pancakes and waffles, headed down to the pool. The girls swam while I laid on a lounge chair and read a magazine.
After lunch, we headed to Bridals by Lori, the Atlanta bridal store where "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" and "Say Yes to the Dress Bridesmaids" is filmed. The girls and I love the show and wanted to take a couple pictures outside.
When we were in front of the store, the sweet receptionist saw us through the window and motioned for us to come inside. She told us we were free to wander around the stores' three floors, including the bridal floor.
The girls squealed! The receptionist couldn't stop laughing. I'll admit, I was pretty excited too.
We started on the Bridesmaid floor. There was a group of girls sitting on the couch while another girl tried on dresses. We wandered around for a few minutes and then headed up the Bridal Floor.
There is another receptionst counter when you get off the elevator and we were again told we could wander around and look at whatever we wanted. There was a bride on the runway and a group sitting on the couch. Surrounding that area are alcoves filled with dresses organized by designer.
The bridal floor emptied out and several of girls who work at the store started chatting with Kenna and Michal. They walked them from alcove to alcove and showed them dress after dress and then they showed us the room where they tape the individual interviews. One of them mentioned that Robin was at the store and asked if they'd like to meet her. (Robin is the manager of the store and a regular on the show.)
Robin came and found us was absolutely adorable! She was kind and sweet and gracious right down to her frequently-used y'alls. She showed the girls her favorite dresses and then asked them if they'd like her to "jack them up!"More squeals! A lot more squeals.
We had such a great time at the store. Robin made two little girls very, very happy! As we were leaving Kenna and Michal told Robin they'd be back when they're ready to really shop for a wedding gown.
Be still my heart.
Next stop was downtown Atlanta and Coca-Cola World.
Since Eric worked for Pepsi for a really long time, I felt just a little guilty whens we went inside. Coca-Cola World is part museum, part interactive experience and part tasting room. We kept texting Eric pictures of us standing with various Coke items. I think he was only mildly amused. We thought we were downright hysterical.
This is the original soda fountain that served Coca-Cola. Did you know that a Coke cost five cents for more than 50 years?
This is the American Idol couch. (They told the girls to put their feet up on it.)
We had such a good time on our girls' trip to Atlanta. We managed to pack a lot into two days and loved every minute we spent in the "City in a Forest."