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 67 – North Georgia Highlands Part 2

Day 67 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

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 in the North Georgia Highlands.

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. He quit before me but was more practical and lined up another job.   We’ll connect at his family’s farm in South Carolina and/or his lake house in North Carolina as they are only thirty minutes apart.  I’m pretty excited about it!