If you are looking for things to do this weekend, then Atlanta is the place to be and I felt so lucky to participating in some of the festivities.
The morning started with my husband announcing that Ramsay's Kitchen is filming in our neighborhood so of course I had to get in the car to go see what was happening.
There were lots of extra cars and people were unloading trucks but I really couldn't make much from what I saw.
The restaurant where the filming will be taking place features wonderful smoked meats.
According to the restaurant's website they are taking reservations during the dates of the filming for those interested in possibly being on the show. Guess we'll be hearing more about Michon's sometime next season.
Each year during Labor Day weekend Atlanta hosts Dragon*Con, the worlds largest fantasy and science fiction convention. It's exciting when attendees start coming into town because you never know what you might see. Yesterday as I was coming out of the train station I ran into a girl dressed as a fox! My friend posted some pictures on Facebook from today's parade and I thought some of you might enjoy seeing a few pictures from this most unusual event. Oh, and keep in mind temperatures today reached 95 degrees. These folks wearing these costumes must be HOT.
Another big Labor Day event is the Decatur Book Festival a place where the website says "you can mingle with 300 of your favorite authors." Well guess what...that is exactly what I did!!!
CAN YOU SAY MARY KAY ANDREWS?
If you haven't read any of her books I promise that you can make your summer last a little bit longer just by reading her books!
Now to tell you about the visit. My friend Alicia was given a one hour visit with Mary Kay Andrews for her birthday (Alicia is on the left in the photo below). Alicia was allowed to bring along a couple of friends and she kindly invited me to come along.
|Pictured L-R Alicia, Mary Kay Andrews, me.|
It was interesting to hear a bit about the writing process - getting to know the setting and history of specific locations just to get started. Then putting story lines, characters and descriptions together in order to create a book. Just imagine as readers we consume a book in a matter of hours that took the author months, sometimes years to create.
I can't thank Alicia enough for including me in her amazing birthday present and Mary Kay, thank you for making the visit so special.
As I was walking back to my car I ran into my good friend Kirk and he suggested we go for coffee. It was the perfect way to end the day and a wonderful way to celebrate Seasonal Sunday. I'm joining The Tablescaper to celebrate the last days of summer.