- Total miles: 374
- Total time: 5 hours 45 minutes
Hello from Atlanta! Our epic road trip got off to a smoothe start yesterday – the drive from Chapel Hill to Atlanta was relaxing and uneventful which is always appreciated when driving is concerned. We packed up the car for an 11am departure. I got myself a Venti Blonde coffee from ‘bucks and we were off – myself, Libby & her 90+-pound pup, Surya, also-known-as the World’s Best Snuggler. I could hardly take all of the cuteness going on in the back seat yesterday.
If you’ve ever driven from Chapel Hill to Atlanta you know there’s not much going on scenery-wise other than the Peachoid, a water tower posing as an oversized Georgia peach. Ironically, it’s in South Carolina and looks more like a bum than a peach if you ask me. Slightly awkward, no?
I started my day yesterday with an early 4 mile run before we hit the road – working out before sitting for long periods of time, especially in planes, trains and automobiles, makes a huge difference in my day so I’ve mentally committed to staying active every day along the way.
Libby and I are heading to a hot yoga class this morning before doing a little exploring in downtown Atlanta later this afternoon. We’re thinking of stopping by this Atlanta fashion designer’s open studio with real, live apprentices to observe a la Project Runway. Tonight I’m headed up to Athens for a home-cooked meal and sleepover with Lauren, one of our other grad school girls who’s now at UGA.
Come early tomorrow morning we’ll be on our way to New Orleans – I can tell already this trip is going to fly by. Have a great Monday!