Road Trip Rewind-Part One

If you read last week’s blog, you know that we took a road trip to Spartanburg & Atlanta over Easter weekend. On our way to Atlanta, we made a pit stop in Spartanburg for WWE’s NXT show. We met some friends at Wade’s, a Spartanburg landmark we were told.

We got there during prime dinner hours & it was packed! Luckily, our friends arrived first & snagged a table. Wade’s has a no frills menu. The left side of the menu has meat options, while the right side has vegetables. They have daily specials, vegetable plates, & desserts. I opted for the hamburger steak with a baked potato and Mac & Cheese. Nikki had grilled chicken, broccoli (sans cheese) & a plain baked potato. The food was very good & it’s easy to see why Wade’s is so popular. It was so good that we forgot to take pictures (and I’m pretty sure you know what those meals would look like, so use your imagination). 

Nikki does warn that the chicken is likely cooked in soybean oil as her stomach started to bother her later in the evening. 

After dinner, we made our way to the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium for a few hours of awesome wrestling (or Sports Entertainment if you prefer). 

Me & Nikki at NXT Spartanburg


Ember Moon is a badass.


Her tag team partner that night was the NXT Women’s Champion, Asuka (who is even more badass).


NXT Champion, the #GLORIOUS Bobby Roode.


We finally hit the road after refueling my car around 10:45. Although we had a plethora of snacks, we opted for our road trip standard: chewy Spree. We finally made it to our hotel about 1:45 AM. A couple of friends arrived shortly before us & we checked in together. 

I’ve stayed at Drury Inn & Suites several times (both locations in the Atlanta area). I had called ahead of time to let them know we’d be late arrivals. Dee was so nice! She said she was expecting us & made us feel welcome immediately. Upon our check-in, we each received a card for three free drinks the next evening. Unfortunately we weren’t able to use them as we were headed to the ballpark. They offer beer, wine, & mixed drinks. I recommend the Tequila Sunrise (if it’s something you can have, of course). 

Every evening from 5:30-7:00 PM, they have The 5:30 Kickback, which is free dinner that changes daily. 

Our room was nice & comfortable. There were two king sized beds, which was perfect for the four of us. The queen room we chose also comes with a flat screen TV, mini fridge, desk, & a chair. The room (including the bathroom) was very clean. The beds & pillows were really comfortable, especially after a long day of traveling. 

Drury offers a complimentary breakfast from 6:30-9:30 AM weekdays (7-10 weekends) for guests (non-guests have to pay a small fee). They offer a variety of options: scrambled eggs, biscuits (gravy optional), tater squares, bagels, doughnuts, muffins, fruit, yogurt, & cereal. Many guests enjoy the waffle maker. One of the cereals is Cheerios, which is gluten-free. However, they don’t provide milk alternatives. Nikki opted for the Glutino Toaster Pastries she picked up when we went shopping for our road trip. 

In the next blog, I’ll cover our trip to Zoo Atlanta & SunTrust Park. 

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