Like most Georgians, we were tuned in to the Braves every night for days as they made their way to win the World Series! I still remember what an incredible time it was to live in Atlanta back in 1995 for the last time. My baseball loving Whit was dying to go to the parade and ceremony. As much as part of my wanted to stay home warm and resting my leg, I knew rallying to take him out today would be something he’d never forget. And boy did that turn out to be true!!
My bestie got us a room at The Battery, which was heaven! We had a place to park, warm up, use the bathroom and rest whenever needed. If you’re looking for a cute place in the action, I only have good things to say about Aloft!
The hotel had a rooftop balcony overlooking the parade route, but we knew the kids would want to be in the middle of the action, not looking at the tops of heads. We snuggled up with blankets on the curb all morning. We enjoyed Wahlburgers for lunch curbside, which was yummy and convenient. The people watching was GOOD and the atmosphere was just electric.
The parade took place in two parts, starting down in the city and ending at their stadium in Cobb County. It was SO MUCH FUN! Whit was totally into cheering for his favorite players and was over the moon when the trophy came rolling by! (Take a look at the man up on the ledge in the second photo. He watched the entire event from that spot. Seemed like a bad choice… lol)
After the parade, we joined the largest mob of a crowd I’ve ever seen in my life (and y’all know how often we do Disney crowds) to get in the stadium. We had amazing seats for the ceremony and celebration, and Whit’s best day ever just kept getting better. He cheered for all of his favorites and I just watched him watch them, feeling so thankful that I rallied to go and so blessed to be able to give him this experience.
After the ceremony, Big Boi, Zac Brown and Ludicrous played. And so, it ended up being Whit’s first concert too. :-) He was a little in awe of the fact that his momma could sing along to Ludicrous. HA! (Zac Brown and Ludi are two of my forever faves!!!)
After a break at the hotel, we ended our day with dinner at Garden and Gun Club and dessert at Jeni’s Ice Cream.
What a day to be an Atlantan!
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED