Birthday Renaissance Weekend

Renaissance Weekend

For Angela’s trip, we did all things Renaissance (and some other things). We left on a Friday afternoon and headed for Atlanta.

Our first stop was the Medieval Times dinner show in Lawrenceville, GA. I would recommend this for people who enjoy these types of things. You can watch the website and catch pretty great deals if you don’t have a particular weekend you need to go.

Jousting Match at the Renaissance Fair

The next morning, we drove to Fairburn, GA, for the Georgia Renaissance Festival. This was my first time for anything like that and I have to say, it was interesting. I thought it was well organized and the shows were fun and interesting. I was interested in how friendly everyone was. I would recommend following the page for a while leading up to the festival because they run all sorts of specials. We were going to do the bogo tickets for opening weekend, but then on Valentine’s Day they offered a special deal for two people that included meals AND game tokens, so I snagged that deal and it was a wise choice.


Main tank Georgia Aquarium

The following morning, we drove in to the Georgia Aquarium, which was INCREDIBLE. We loved the dolphin show, the exhibits, and everything about it. We came back to our B&B for the cooking lessons I had booked, which were really cool. That night, I took Angela to the Sundial Restaurant. This was a suggestion from a friend and it was a fabulous one. She thought it was the neatest thing in the world when we were driving in and I pointed to the sky and said, “See that? That’s where we are eating.” One side note on that, I had booked a reservation and then read reviews and realized we would be wasting money. We ended up just going to the bar area and ordering a pizza. Same view, delicious food, fraction of the price, much more comfortable… good call. ***Note, it no longer rotates. Which is fine. and which we knew.

The last day of our trip, we had planned to bike. However, the one complaint I have about Atlanta is that I found it impossible to figure out where we could park and bike. We drove to a park (can’t remember which one) and couldn’t see where to park or any people, so we just decided to head back home and bike our own greenway. Then it was freezing cold and so we just skipped the biking altogether on this trip.

Athena Davis loves to make memories with her people in special places. She believes in shared time and experiences over things, and she wants to help you make beautiful memories of your own on this gorgeous planet that God created! She is a mom to five, a wife, a writer and a reader, a high school English teacher, and somehow a homebody who loves to wander. Her personal travel passions are national parks/outdoor travel, mission work, and educational/theme trips such as Holocaust education, literary tours, and historical sites. She would love to help you plan the trip of your dreams or just a quick jaunt to make some memories between the day-to-day of life!  Athena would love to help you plan the trip of your dreams or just a quick jaunt to make some memories between the day-to-day of life! Contact her at or call 423-284-3755!