A Great Date in Atlanta, Georgia for Couples!
as i mentioned yesterday, my husband told me he had a surprise for me for a fun place to get lunch (he knows food makes me insanely happy). he also knows surprises tend to increase my anxiety (i know…sometimes i’m no fun) but he’s getting much better at feeling out what’s appropriate and not. for instance… a lunch surprise is typically manageable for me. a surprise trip…not so manageable.
we drove a few minutes into the heart of Atlanta, Georgia and he pointed to the top of the Westin hotel and said “we are eating on the 72nd floor at the Sun Dial Restaurant!” here’s the view from the ground.
i was really excited because he ate at this restaurant all by his lonesome 4 years earlier when he was on a mobile marketing tour with NIKE and said it’s definitely in the top places he’s ever eaten (ahhh unintentional pun but so good).
it takes 85 looooong seconds to shoot up to the top of this restaurant and part of me hoped it would be like willy wonka and we’d blast out of the top and then the other part of me started having some anxiety if that were to really happen. it did not happen.
look at this spectacular view. it was breathtaking and a little dizzying but i got used to it. this place spins slowly around and it takes about an hour to make a full circle to view the whole city.
TIP: don’t set your purse or anything else near the window because you will spin away from it and then run through the restaurant looking for your purse like i saw 2 women do so i instantly moved mine.
when we first sat down, that pole (pictured below) was directly in front of our table where my husband, always wanting to give me the best experience, said “can we have the table next to it so we don’t have that pole in front of us, please?” the waitress looked at him and said “this is a moving restaurant, sir. it should be out of your way in about 2 minutes.” hahah this was hilarious to me and we had a great laugh.
i also recommend getting some champagne, it helps with the dizziness. actually it sort of adds to it but in a more fun way!
we had a delectable lunch. it was a flavor explosion. i ordered the apple walnut salad, which consisted of french toasted brie, dried cranberries, spiced pecans and pears, mixed greens, and sorghum mustard vinaigrette. i thought i was impressed in California when i had little hunks of brie on my salad but this took it to a new level…
it was SO good. my husband ordered the chef’s special which was a koby beef burger, had some sort of bacon aioli, brie cheese on that (have you noticed a brie theme here). i may have eaten half of his sandwich (i did but i gave him some of my salad so we are kinda even).
it was amazing to look out the window every few minutes and see a new perspective over the very fun city of Atlanta. we talked about how much this tour has afforded us, like the ability to not only travel and see our country but that we get to do this together. it felt good to just be husband and wife as opposed to coworkers, which can be a tricky thing to balance when you go into business together.
(in the below picture i am totally covering up the 4 different spots where i spilled something on their nice white table clothes. you can’t take me anywhere).the new wifestyle: it’s even more important once you go into business together that you take time to first and foremost be life partners before business partners. questions:
1) are you afraid of heights?
2) what’s one of the best views you’ve had a restaurant?
3) what date(s) did you go on with your sweetie this weekend?