I realized that I will be in eating, playing and running in 3 different cities over a 3 week period, so I thought it would be fun to do a 3 part series of my adventures. This past weekend I tagged along with the hubs for a work event in Greensboro, Georgia (outside of Atlanta). I had never been to that area and was excited to Eat, Play, Run Southern Style. Also, I would never pass up a chance to spend the weekend
at a Ritz Carlton alone with my husband.
Eat, Play, Run Southern Style
We flew down to Atlanta on Friday (short flight from the DC area) and had a 1.5 hour drive to the Ritz-Carlton at Lake Oconee.
As soon as I get into vacation mode, I start treating myself to all sorts of good eats. That’s what vacations are for right? I did not wait too long as I splurged on this pizza right in the airport. Oh and I ate the whole things myself-oops!
I guess I had not thought about how Southern all the food would be! The first night we attended a “Denim and Diamonds” dinner with BBQ type foods. I could not find that much to eat that was healthy and vegetarian so I decided to give into the S’mores Pie for dessert. When in The South…
The next day for lunch there was a great Taco Bar then that evening at the more formal dinner I was expecting lighter food but no such luck. I’ve never seen a Mac n’ Cheese bar before but it was pretty yummy. All of that food need to be worked off so I took advantage of the resort’s activities.
These unique Water Bikes were new to me and they were an absolute blast. The double hulled boat gave me confidence that I would not flip over. Unlike a paddle boat, you are actually up on a real bike seat peddling. I was surprised by how easy it was to maneuver around the lake.
Finished off the night with lots of dancing which I had not done in a long time!
Vacation running is the best isn’t it? There was a 7 mile out and back path within the resort. This unexpectedly hilly route took me through beautiful wooded paths, serene lakes and along the well manicured Golf Course. It was a beautiful morning and I loved seeing the resort on foot.
A lovely, relaxing weekend away with the hubs at a beautiful resort. I am not the biggest fan of the heavy Southern food though! This weekend, we are off to Philadelphia for another weekend of Eat, Play, Run. Look forward to sharing those exploits with you next week.
Southern Foods-yay or nay? Ever tried a water bike?