Two days later…
Atlanta: Smells like green! Seriously, everywhere we went tonight smelled like the lawn was just mowed – it was wonderful!
After over 20 hours of driving Chris and I made it to Atlanta. The area, I have to admit, is A LOT nicer than I thought it would be. We checked into our hotel and then made the short drive to check out a room I found online…
No more stressing because tomorrow I’m taking my security deposit to her – I got the room! The girl, Laura’s her name, just graduated from Georgia Tech and lives in a very nice condo. It’s a gated commuinity and my room is pretty spacious – it’s a shame I don’t have anything to fill it with! The best part is that the location is PERFECT! It’s about 10 minutes from where I’ll be working and only a few minutes from shopping centers and a mall I’ll have to refrain from because I’m pretty skimp on money this summer.
My new roommate (how ironic that her name is Laura!) seems really nice. I’m already crossing my fingers she’ll introduce me to people, I don’t want to be that annoying girl who doesn’t have friends and is kinda just a tag-along, but I kinda get the impression she might invite me to hang out with her sometimes…cross your fingers with me!
Chris and I drove around tonight and I have to say – I already love this city. It’s eclectic, trendy, young and I felt an awesome vibe while we were riding around. I think I’m going to attempt to get a part-time job; I’ll just have to lie and say I’m moving here.
Oh, on our way over here Chris and I saw some pretty funny town names: Lotawahta, Chattanooga, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” (I kid you not!), Oglethorpe, Bartow… just funny, or maybe they aren’t funny but after you’re driving for as long as we did, things just become funnier. We also saw more roadkill than I ever thought possible!
I am SO glad I’m out here right now…so excited for what’s to come. I’m also really happy Chris came with me! Hopefully I’ll get to stop by Travelgirl tomorrow and see what’s going on there, I’d like Chris to see where I’m going to be for the summer. Then, before he leaves to go back home, we’re going to drive around the city and see what else there is to do here.
Well, I”m pretty tired…not really used to this two-hour time difference yet…so i’m gonna hit the sack!