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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Atlanta & A New Hobby

Late Friday morning, I flew to Atlanta for a training seminar. My friend Pooja and I are planning to take our CCRA (Certified Clinical Research Associate) exam in March and signed up for this prep. course (paid for by our company - whew). We checked into our hotel in downtown Atlanta late Friday afternoon and decided to eat at the famous Emeril's Restaurant in Lenox Hill. Pooja brought her GPS for the rental car, and we drove around and around the restaurant location but couldn't find it. It turns out the restaurant had closed a couple months previous. We ended up eating at a great Southwestern Grill instead. The training on Saturday was better than I hoped, and we arrived back in Boston about 9:30, after sitting next to a VERY talkative 16-year old boy who re-hashed several Two and a Half Men episodes and every famous YouTube video.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Chris spontaneously decided to take sailing lessons in the Charles River Harbor. He's actually been wanting to sail since we moved to Boston and made the decision late Friday to initiate the lessons on Saturday. He purchased a one-year membership to the club and with that comes free sailing lessons and the ability to take out sail boats and kayaks whenever he wants. I think we'll go kayaking this week and sailing next weekend. The plan is for Chris to learn to sail and then to teach me.
I finished my summer class last week (yay!), and Chris starts his classes next week. That means this is our last summer week in which neither of us have school, so we're going to cram as much as possible into the time. It's also Restaurant Week in Boston, which means that many upscale restaurants offer three-course dinners for $30.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Erin for putting this picture up :-)

4:58 PM  

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