Exploring: Rosemary Beach, FL

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A few weeks ago, the German and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary (even though we’ve legally been married for 2 years!) and decided to head back to Florida where married life for us technically began, although Ma Cook refused to believe it until she saw me walk down the aisle a year later in Germany!

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Catching up on Life Vol.3

It’s time for another life update and man have we been busy! The visit from my big bro and sis-in-law kicked off the action and included cabin trips, wine tasting, baseball and lots of food! More on that here.

Then, as they left, we welcomed our second set of visitors for the weekend when Waschtl and Julia came to stay en-route from Germany to New York City to Florida and back to Germany again. We spent the weekend shopping (all our visitors love to go to the shopping outlet!), eating tacos (at Teela Taqueria) and BBQ (at Fox Bros. BBQ) and checking out local brewery Monday Night Brewing:

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When the Big Bro and Sis-In-Law came to stay.

As is tradition in these parts nowadays, the big bro and sister-in-law did their yearly duties of opening up the Richter Hotel for the visitor season at the beginning of April and I thought you might like to know what we got up to during their latest visit.

We packed so much into 2 weeks we didn’t have time to stop and think, let alone have time for a little blogging! We started with a trip to Wolf Mountain Vineyards (where the fresh off the plane Brits got a little bit sunburnt in the Georgia sun):

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Exploring: The Atlanta BeltLine, GA

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Last Saturday, after I’d finished work, the weather was beautiful so the German and I decided to take a walk along the Atlanta BeltLine. It was the perfect day for it, sunny but not too hot, spring really is the best time of the year in this city!

So, the BeltLine is a little bit like the HighLine in New York City. It’s an old railway line that has been turned into a public park. It’s currently a work in progress with only sections of the BeltLine completed but, once it’s done it will be 22 miles of trails, parks and transit options that will circle around Downtown Atlanta, connecting many neighborhoods and tourist spots, however, that won’t be until 2030 so there’s still quite a way to go.

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Hershey’s Chocolate Ban? What Hershey’s Chocolate ban!

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As a British expat in America I was not a happy bunny when I read that Hershey’s had blocked British-made chocolate (like the oh so creamy and delicious Cadbury’s) from entering the U.S. This chocolate loving Brit needed her stash of Cadbury’s, especially when the other stuff on offer over here is mostly made by Hershey’s and I’m sorry America, but I just can’t seem to teach myself to love that stuff.

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Food: Teela Taqueria

This place is, hands down, our favorite place for tacos in Atlanta – Teela Taqueria. It’s a casual joint located just off Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, perfect for a quick dinner when you really don’t want to cook, but, it’s also a great place to meet friends and always a place we take our visitors! Baring in mind, Mexican food wasn’t really on our radar until we moved Stateside, I think we’ve adapted to it very well indeed.

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Inside it’s a little dark, but it has all the bright colors of Mexico – oranges, reds, yellows, greens. There are cute cushions on the benches and tables painted to look ‘rustic Mexican’ if that’s even a thing! It has a great, vibrant atmosphere that’s perfect for couples, friends and families alike.

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The Grand Re-Opening of the Richter Hotel 2015!

That’s right people, it’s that time of year again when the Richter Hotel opens its doors to its first guests of the year. And, as is now tradition in these parts, these guys will once again be doing the honors:

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My big bro Chris and sister-in-law Becky are heading back to the ATL today! Every year since our arrival in the States, they’ve been our first visitors. During their first trip, they were tasked with helping us to empty our container which arrived on Easter Sunday. Their second, during the summer months, was a little bit of a wash out weather-wise and they didn’t really make it to the pool, shocking, I know. And, their third trip, this time last year, was a short one before we all headed off to the bright lights and neon signs of Las Vegas!

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