Sunday, January 30, 2011

My birthday weekend

For my birthday a couple weekends ago, Cary and I decided to get out of town and celebrate with a long weekend. We spent the first two nights at Hotel Indigo in Athens, Ga. It is a new and "green" hotel located in downtown.

(From their website)
The trash cans were labeled for recycling (paper, plastic, etc.). The toilet was similar to one on an airplane. It flushed with force more than water. All of the lighting was compact fluorescent, and the window was large to allow for lots of natural light. (The picture above is similar to what our room looked like.)

We were in Athens the weekend after the big snow/freeze here in Georgia. There was still snow and ice everywhere, but the roads were mostly drive-able (except for our taxi driver's van which struggled to get us to Porterhouse for dinner). After breakfast and a little shopping downtown (Cary was such a trooper!), we walked around North Campus (mostly so I could take a few pictures). The President's Fountain (above), located next to Old College was completely frozen.

"Our bench" where Cary proposed.

This fountain on Herty Field was frozen, too.

Our next stop was Chateau Elan in Braselton, Ga. We had stayed at this inn and winery before for a friend's wedding, and I have always wanted to go back.

The winery at Chateau Elan

The view from our room...the pool was definitely not getting used that day.

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