Never let anyone say it's an easy drive from Raleigh to Atlanta. It's not. Well, that's not true. It's easy until you get to the outer limits of Atlanta. Then it's just crazy! Fast drivers - FASTER truckers - and too few lanes for a good portion of I-85. Then, when the road widens, the drivers seemingly get even crazier, bobbing and weaving in and out of lanes...
Add to that the fact we're here on a Friday afternoon - albeit we made it to the environs of Atlanta by 2:30 (leaving at 7;30 am) - and you're in for a challenging drive!
It took another hour and 15 minutes to get to Marietta, where the wedding guests are staying. The rehearsal dinner is here at the hotel - thankfully, because I don't know if I would want to go out driving again! Tomorrow's wedding is in the afternoon - and OUTSIDE - but (again, thankfully) according to my brother, it won't be a long ceremony and the reception is indoors.
The road trip will be completed on Sunday, when we take 'the scenic route' back home to the Raleigh Metro, via the North Georgia and Western NC mountains.
Be ready for some pictures in the next few days - weddings usually make for great photography!