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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta July 16th 2019

It’s 6am I haven’t sleep more than 3 hours, why I don’t know... it’s the whole thing about going on vacation the next morning. I’ve checked the flights, all looks good; we even have tickets to ATL to make our life easier. I guess I’m just excited to be sitting in E-concourse and having a Sweetwater 420. We’re packed, I’ve loaded the car with our suit cases, provided all the necessary people with all the passwords and instructions, just in case. You never know. Kirsten has gone through the check list multiple times, each time I find something missing, toothbrush, hearing aid batteries, passport you know minor items to get me through TSA. Ok, we’re loaded and, on our way, to pick up OMI. She is waiting outside her condo tapping her foot wanting to know ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta » Buckhead February 3rd 2019

None of my favorite teams are in this year's Super Bowl. Though I do not care for the Patriots, I think Brady and Bellichik are the best in the business. So, I guess I will root for the Rams (and fellow Cal grad, Jared Goff), my Niners hated rival, though Seattle usually gets the title of most hated. So, let's move on to the best part of Super Bowl, the food!!! Keep in mind that you will consume an average of 2400 calories DURING game time alone!!!! Super Bowl Sunday is exceeded only by Thanksgiving for food consumption. I never realized that chicken wings are the most consumed food item on Super Bowl Sunday. That means 1.3 billion wings will be consumed. That means 650 million chickens are running around with no wings!!!! That is four ... read more
Never enough beer!!!!
Love those cheese curds, yes!
The snack stadium, how useless.

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta December 20th 2018

Well, it's been over a month since I've returned to Ecuador. It's been a busy month and the travelblog website has had some glitches, but enough of excuses. The second half of my US visit blog entry is waayyy overdue! It's been 12 years since I moved away from Atlanta and over 7 years since I’d been back east for a visit...so, I scheduled ample time to reconnect with old friends. It's amazing how even though the years pass, we pick up where we left off. My friends and I haven't aged at all, but their kids sure have grown up -- how does that work?! I had lined up a rental car to pick up at the Loews hotel not far from a MARTA station, so upon returning from Florida I took the train from ... read more
Jennifer, Emily & Maddox
Fongbemi Family
African Food in Atlanta!

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta November 23rd 2018

Left my red truck (Scarlett O'Sare) parked in a friend's garage near Quito, and my taxi arrived just after midnight to get me to the airport in time for my 4:30 am flight. All went smoothly with my COPA connection in Panama City and, as always, I enjoyed catching up on old movies on the long leg of the flight (PTY to LAX is over 6 hours). My plane actually arrived in LA early, I sailed through immigration, my suitcase was the first one off the baggage carousel, and I was waved thru customs -- which meant I had to wait a bit curbside for my niece to swing by and pick me up. Jenna and her family just moved west from NY, much to my sister's delight! Jenna and I hurried to the babysitter's house...and ... read more
Busy Baby
Arizona Girl
Santa Catalina Mtns

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta November 1st 2018

Left my red truck (Scarlett O'Sare) parked in a friend's garage near Quito, and my taxi arrived just after midnight to get me to the airport in time for my 4:30 am flight. All went smoothly with my COPA connection in Panama City and, as always, I enjoyed catching up on old movies on the long leg of the flight (PTY to LAX is over 6 hours). My plane actually arrived in LA early, I sailed through immigration, my suitcase was the first one off the baggage carousel, and I was waved thru customs -- which meant I had to wait a bit curbside for my niece to swing by and pick me up. Jenna and her family just moved west from NY, much to my sister's delight! Jenna and I hurried to the babysitter's house...and ... read more
Busy Baby
Arizona Girl
Sta Catalina Mtns

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta July 2nd 2018

Leaving Atlanta – Monday July 2, 2018 It’s 6 AM and I feel this gentle rub on my leg, I open my eyes and I see Kirsten’s smiling face starring into mine saying. We’re on vacation and we have flights to catch. I smile... knowing Kirsten has given me every moment of extra sleep knowing it going to be a long day. I’m in and out of the shower in record time and were on our way to pick up Omi. So, for this adventure Kirsten has swapped houses, yep your read that correctly. About 18 month’s ago, Kirsten listed us on some web site called Homelink.org. She has been getting requests daily, ok maybe not daily but weekly …seriously. So, she accepted a request from a couple in France located in the Loire Valley “Thus ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta May 24th 2018

The drive from Interlachen FL to Atlanta Marietta RV Resort in Marietta GA, just northwest of Atlanta, was 379 miles and would take 6 hours, 2 minutes according to Google Maps. I had already hooked the Ram to the Bighorn so I had minimal “prep to travel” tasks in the morning. That preparation is vital whenever I want to get an early start – and an early start would be essential if I were to get through Atlanta metro before the afternoon rush hour. I managed to get on the road a few minutes before 6 AM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 with my first cup of coffee in my travel mug. Fortunately, I was travelling north so the rising sun was not an issue. The trip, although long, was uneventful, and the early afternoon Atlanta ... read more
Everything You Need to Know About Seven State-wide Elected Offices in, Errr, a (Pea) Nutshell
The Designer Had the Foresight, Unfortunately, to Allow for the Addition of Future Monuments
Vintage Photographs Serve as Reminders of the Mania that Accompanied the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta May 22nd 2018

Tuesday afternoon, May 22nd. We are back in Atlanta. Wow, what a trip! THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP aka THE WINE, BEER & BOURBON ROAD TRIP. Our last leg was also the longest at 380 miles. As we departed Memphis, we made the mandatory drive to see Graceland. We decided that we were just too worn out to do the tour. So, we could not see much of the mansion. But we did see his airplanes which were on display across the road. There was not much else to report except that we drove I-22 in north-west Alabama for the first time. I thought the countryside along the road was beautiful. I would like to wrap up our trip with some statistics. States & Nights: 11 States & 16 nights/17 days: GA-Start: TN-1, KY-1, OH-2, IN-1, ... read more
Jackie my travel mate
Alabama State Sign
Georgia State Sign

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta November 25th 2017

Kirsten, Omi and I are on a journey to find St Nicolas. We will be rating Gluhwein as we visit each Christmas market. Send us your Christmas wishes and we'll pass them along to Santa. Kirsten and Omi have been so nice this year, however I have to find and meet with St Nicolas to see about removing my name from the naughty list. I almost forgot to mention were watching FSU whup UF.... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta November 25th 2017

It’s 6 AM and I feel this sharp pressure in my back, I’m opening my eyes and I hear “get up lazy boy”. We’re on vacation and we have flights to catch. As I’m falling or being pushed out of bed, I catch myself just before I do a face plant on the floor. I hear Kirsten say from our bed, Good Morning Sunshine, the shower is waiting. I crawl into the bathroom and pull myself up on the vanity. I’m thinking “This is going to be a long day”. We’re all up showered and fresh, well at least Kirsten is. Drew and I are still half asleep, as we make our way into Kirsten’s car. Kirsten has already picked up Omi and they are both ready to go. I drive to the Orlando airport, there ... read more
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