Monday, May 20, 2019

Coming back.. #newadventures #graduation

For those that actually follow me, I apologize for the hiatus.  It started around the time my sister passed away.  I just felt that I couldn't share that and everything else seemed trivial.  Too trivial to talk about.  So now, I'll work on coming back and hopefully improving my content.   I have been active on my instagram account, so I didn't totally disappear off of social media.

This fall my daughter enters college, putting me into semi-empty nester mode.  My son still lives at home while attending college, so while more often than not he's on campus, he is still at home.  It'll be interesting to see what I get into.

This week my daughter graduates high school and Momocon begins.  She and I have a busy week as a result.  This summer we'll take a trip, go to orientation, move stuff around in storage and from my parent's home, and get everything together for her move to the dorm.  So, hopefully if nothing else, I'll share photos of everything that we get into.  I may keep number of posts to one or two a week until things are fully going, but we'll have to see.

In the meantime, congrats to all the graduates!  We're all starting a new adventure.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kroger delivers #instacart @kroger #review

I injured my knee last week to the point of having a grapefruit on my leg.  Not sure exactly what happened.  Anyway, I hadn't done my grocery run yet when it happened and by the weekend I wanted to stay off of it.  I've used their ClickList before, where you drive up and they load.  I was going to do that and then send a teen off to pick up.  However, once I logged into my account, I realized that I could get it DELIVERED free the first time.  I decided I'd go that route instead.  Making my grocery list was the same as ClickList.  However, instead of just marking things as being able to be substituted, I had the ability to actually select what I wanted as an alternative.

I received a text when my shopper started shopping.  I received texts when she had to substitute. I could then go see what she'd selected and approve/deny her choices.  Now, I didn't have her do produce or fresh veggies for me.  Mostly just easy staples (cereal, frozen foods, etc).  When she was done, I received one more text indicating she was on her way.  At that point I let the kids know that they would be unloading and putting away the groceries when she arrived.

Easy Peasy.  First delivery was free, though there was an area to tip your driver.  Definitely a help so that I could keep off of my knee.  I thought I'd share in case anyone else had stuff going on that kept you from getting out like you need/want.

Monday, January 28, 2019

World of Coca-Cola offers 5 ways to get ready for the big game #superbowl #ad #worldofcocacola

  1. What better way to kick off the Big Game weekend than hanging with NFL legends? On Friday, Feb. 1, World of Coca-Cola will host a “Champions Chat” featuring none other than “Mean” Joe Greene and Carl Banks, moderated by Desmond Howard. Fans won’t want to miss these three former NFL champions swapping stories from the glory days, commenting on this year’s match-up and answering questions from the audience. The event will take place from 2:15 to 3 p.m. and is free with general admission tickets to the attraction.

  1. There aren’t many combinations more classic than Coke and football. In celebration of this year’s Big Game, a special, limited-time exhibit showcases footballs, jerseys, ads and other items from the Coca-Cola Archives. Speaking of iconic, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the “Mean” Joe Greene Coca-Cola commercial, which is playing in the exhibit.

  1. Fans looking for a true taste of Coca-Cola and football are in luck. Coca-Cola Game Day Magic and Coca-Cola Zero Game Day Magic will be available for a limited time on Coca-Cola Freestyle in the Taste It! Beverage Lounge.

  1. On Feb. 1 and 2, football fans can capture the moment by snapping a group shot in an interactive, football-themed photo opp. Not only will they walk away with free printed images – they can also share their experience instantly on social media. Photos posted using #WorldofCocaCola could even be featured on the attraction’s website or social channels.

  1. On their way out, guests can stop by the Coca-Cola Store to purchase a commemorative Coca-Cola aluminum bottle – either to open and enjoy or to save as a souvenir, proving they were in town for the 2019 Big Game.

About World of Coca-Cola

World of Coca‑Cola is located in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta, and is accessible via the Peachtree Center or CNN/World Congress Center MARTA stations. Consumers with questions may call 1-800-676-COKE or visit our website at to purchase tickets. Follow us on Twitter at, on Instagram at and on Facebook at

Friday, January 25, 2019

Touring Nashville - Parthenon and Hermitage #Nashville #birthdaytrip

On the day we were to head home (Tuesday), we stopped on our way out at the Parthenon (in Centennial Park) and at the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's home).  We would have stopped at the Parthenon on the trolley tour, but the one day it's closed is the one day we took the trolley tour.  So it was postponed to the next day.

The Parthenon was very impressive.  Built for the centennial exhibition, it was originally out of wood and plaster.  Eventually, due to popularity, it was rebuilt in concrete.  The statue of Athena is to size as the original.

The Hermitage is an interesting side trip.  A chance to see an old plantation and hear some of the history behind it.  Not as much fun when it's cold outside, though.  You can't take pictures inside the home, but it was very nice.  You can see the family cemetery plot as well as slave cabins and the original home before the big house was built.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Touring Nashville - Old Town Trolley Tour #Nashville #birthdaytrip @nashtrolley

Monday my husband and I took the Old Town Trolley Tour to see the sights.  They picked us up at Wyndham and dropped us off at the start of their tours.  During the tour you can hop off to check out the stop and then hop back on when a bus comes by.  Trolleys left the first stop every 20 minutes.  It took maybe 30 minutes from when we got off until the next bus came by.  When you get back on you show your ticket and off you go. Our first driver was Chris, he did a great job.  We had two other drivers, unfortunately I can't remember names.

The first stop we jumped off at was Bicentennial Park.  There's a farmer's market here that we stopped in at and got hot cider/coffee.  You can see the capital building on one end of the park and a carillon on the other end.  Various monuments and markers are located throughout.

We were goofy enough to brave the cold and walk to this stop.  You can also visit Antique Archaeology's shop here.  I was disappointed in the size of the shop.  The show (American Pickers) had me primed for it to be a bigger size.  The motorworks, though, was fun to check out.  Little shops and all are on the inside, with the history of the automaker too..

These are cars built by the motorworks.  They're located across the street, though.

Union Station.  It's a beautiful hotel on the inside.

Very convenient, we enjoyed the facts that the rivers gave us as we rode.  We got off at one stop to get lunch (labelled Hot Chicken on their map).   A nice farm to fork restaurant.  At the end, we asked for a recommendation for hot chocolate and was given a little ice cream shop just down from the first trolley stop.  Great hot cocoa.  I had spanish dark chocolate cocoa, my husband had peanut butter.  The trolley also took us back to the resort when we were done. 

It's a great way to check out the city if you're not sure where to go or start.  There's a two day pass for $10 more.  Some of the other riders used one day to just ride the circuit, not getting off.  Then second day went back to the sights they'd noted on the first day and did the hop on/off.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Touring Nashville - Gaylord Opryland Resort #Nashville #birthdaytrip

My husband took me on a short get-away for my 50th birthday.  We stayed at the Wyndham resort.   I shared some of the photos last week on my instagram account.  These are the photos I took with my camera.  We drove up Sunday, arrived around lunch time.  We had lunch at a place called the Aquarium Restaurant (pictures on my instagram).  After lunch we wandered over to the Gaylord to take a look.  If you go, park at the Opry Mills mall on the cinema side of the mall.  Parking is free (they charge $30 at the Gaylord) and there's a sidewalk that you can easily walk to get to the resort.