Atlanta’s Attractions!

Georgia Aquarium

So I have been wanting to visit the Georgia Aquarium since it opened in 2005. I finally made it, and it did not disappoint. I mean really, FOUR whale sharks in captivity. The only other aquarium in the world with a whale shark is in Tokyo! Continue reading “Atlanta’s Attractions!”


Alternative Atlanta Attractions

How to Get Coffee in Atlanta

This weekend I made a quick trip to Atlanta for my cousin’s wedding. I arrived late on Friday and left Sunday morning, so I only got to enjoy one day, but it was action packed and fun!

I started out the morning using my coupon at the R cafe in the hotel lobby for a cup of Starbucks. Actually, it qualified me for two tall coffees, but I only wanted one. The nice lady at the cafe really wanted me to have both cups of coffee.

“You get two,” she said as I handed her the coupon.
“That’s OK, I only want one,” I responded.
As she pushes the coupon back to me, “She says but you can come back later.”
“I just want one small coffee, thanks,” I said.
“Well, do you want one bigger cup?” she asked. Continue reading “Alternative Atlanta Attractions”

Second Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the World!

How to Get to Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Today I decided to venture to Savannah for the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world. Supposedly only New York City’s is larger, but some locals like to contest this. Savannah’s first parade was held in 1813 by a small group of Hibernians. Now the parade consists of 350 units. The parade is always held on March 17th, unless the 17th falls on a Sunday, in which case it is held on Saturday the 16th…a perfect scenario for me! Continue reading “Second Largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the World!”

Day 77 – Georgia’s Colonial Coast Part 2

Day 77 of Year Long Roadtrip Following Scenic Byways in the USA

Marshes of Glynn Overlook

I thought it might be the afternoon before the dogs got a good, long walk, so we made a short stop at a roadside park called the Marshes of Glynn Overlook Park where the dogs got to stretch their legs and I got to enjoy the view of expansive salt marshes.  Salt marshes surround the area, and we passed over several as we crossed the bridge to St. Simons Island, part of the Golden Isles. Continue reading “Day 77 – Georgia’s Colonial Coast Part 2”

Day 67 – North Georgia Highlands Part 2

Day 67 of Year Long Roadtrip Following Scenic Byways in the USA

My pecans, cheese, and dates for dinner left me slightly hungry this morning, so I stopped at Burger King for “Free Coffee Friday” and blueberry biscuits for a dollar.  If anyone needs to know how to live on $30 a day in America, I’d be the appropriate person to ask!  The dogs and I got an early start.  I wanted to make sure we got close to South Carolina by day’s end because tomorrow we get the chance to meet up with Walter, an ex-coworker who quit before me but was more practical and lined up another job, at his family’s farm in South Carolina and/or his lake house in North Carolina as they are thirty minutes apart.  I’m pretty excited about it! Continue reading “Day 67 – North Georgia Highlands Part 2”

Day 66 – North Georgia Highlands

Day 66 of Year Long Roadtrip Following Scenic Byways in the USA

Tellico Lake

We started the day driving south toward Georgia.  On the way, we stopped at Tellico Lake.  The lake was formed by damming the Little Tennessee River.  The land beneath and surrounding it was once owned by the Cherokee Indians and its capital, Tanasi, (the word from which Tennessee evolved) stood nearby.  I was hoping to see a memorial of eight stone pillars commemorating the eight posts that supported the tribe’s meeting house, but I only found a reconstructed fort with another school bus in the parking lot.  Apparently the week before Thanksgiving week is a good time for field trips! Continue reading “Day 66 – North Georgia Highlands”