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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta October 27th 2016

Geo: 33.7481, -84.3909Mostly conference and a little sight-seeing... read more
Downtown Atlanta
Downtown Atlanta
Downtown Atlanta

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta September 6th 2016

Once again, we got up early to drive to Atlanta. But first, we wanted to cruise through our old neighborhood, the Green's at Lee's Hill. We lived here from the fall of 1995 until we moved to Brazil in the summer of 1997. It was fun to see how little things have changed there. As we were driving around, we stopped to speak to a man walking his dog. He told us that some of our friends were still living there. As we drove in front of our unit, I spotted a guy just inside his garage. It was our friend and neighbor, Gene Barlow. We had to stop. It has been 19 years since we moved. We have not seen anyone from The Greens since. But there was Gene and his wife, Shirley. They are ... read more
Dorsey USA Road Trip 2016
Dorsey USA Road Trip 2016

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta September 2nd 2016

After a 9 hour flight over the pond we eventually landed in Atlanta, lovely and sunny on our ride into downtown ! once checked in we headed out to downtown Atlanta for a look about ! After a walk which was far too long for the weather conditions we ended up at the Martin Luther King memorial. On our way back to the hotel we popped into hooters & Hard Rock Cafe for a couple of beers and from there went onto midtown Atlanta for a bit of dinner ! Both proper shattered by the time we got back in the room ! Tomorrow :- car hire, 4hr drive, North Carolina and tennessee !!!!... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta August 30th 2016

Geo: 33.7481, -84.3909Yesterday and today, we did a lot of research. Yesterday, we visited the Charles Switzer Public Library in Marietta and the Roswell Public Library to look for records on the cemeteries in the area. We didn't find much of interest so didn't visit any of them. While we were driving around, we passed by Strickland Road in Roswell so stopped for a photo. We had a great lunch at Lucky's Burgers and Brew right down the street, too.Today, we drove to Morrow on the south side of Atlanta to go to the Georgia Archives and next door to the Atlanta branch of the National Archives. We spent most of the day at the Georgia Archives finding everything Phil wanted to get there so we didn't need to go to the National Archives. We were ... read more
National Archives
Georgia Archives
Trucks' limitations

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta August 28th 2016

Geo: 33.7481, -84.3909We drove from Meridian to Atlanta today stopping in Birmingham at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to learn more about what was happening in the South while we were children. We also saw the 16th Street Baptist Church that was bombed in 1963 killing four girls attending Sunday School. The museum is beautifully crafted and does a great job of explaining all the parts of the civil rights struggles of the 20th century. Near the end of the self-guided tour, one of the docents pointed out a photo from March 2007 that she was particularly fond of with then Senator Barack Obama pushing Fred Shuttlesworth in his wheelchair across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma while Bill Clinton stops to talk to him. We arrived in Atlanta before rush hour started but the roads ... read more
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
16th Street Baptist Church
Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta August 25th 2016

Hi Friends and Family, On May 4, 2008 I wrote and circulated my first travel blog. We were about to travel to Europe for a six-week adventure, our longest vacation ever. After returning, I learned that I could use my blogs to create a personal travel book. It worked wonderfully. As we age I find it relaxing to break out the book and flip through the pages rather than to log in here to see what I wrote or to scan through thousands of photos trying to remember where we were when they were taken. My last blog was dated August 6, 2012. It was my 105th entry with a total of 1,251 photos. It was our last day in Paris with a photo of the Eiffel Tower. We have done some travel since but I ... read more
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North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta July 24th 2016

Ahhhh! My favorite spot with my favorite drink! It’s 5AM and Kirsten pushes me out of bed as she throws off the bed covers. What! What! Wake up old man we have a plane to catch….. Brian will be here is less than thirty minutes and I’m going to airport with or without you. Woo, I drag myself into the shower Kirsten flips the water to cold as she steps out. WHAT THAT @#$&^! Good now that have your attention. Would you like some coffee? Yes, please. We arrived at MCO via Brian, thank you Brian. Kirsten received her birthday cards from everyone, did I forget to mention this is Kirsten’s Birthday Cruise. Yes, Kirsten is 49 and looking as cute as she wants to be. Me, I’m just tagging along to carry her bags and ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta April 1st 2016

Geo: 33.7481, -84.3909Weather: Florida, sunny and 77, Georgia, sunny/partly cloudy70s then some rain, then Atlanta (6 PM) cloudy 70, Tennesee, (1 AM) cloudy, night, 57, Kentucky, cloudy 49 (2 AM) Hours Driving: 12 hours Miles: 820 States: Florida, Georgia, Tennesee and KentuckyRestaurant: Dinner at the Pitsers Hotel: Courtyard Lexington Movies: Empire Strikes back Car issues: Car shakes when braking again. Stability Trac light came on. Now everything is fine. Goodbye Florida. We packed up and hit the road by 9 AM. I saw a weather system crossing our path. I wanted to beat it. We also know traffic would be bad especially in Tennesee where the road is down to one lane due to a rock slide a month ago. I am the planner and navigator. We managed to stay outside the front of the storm almost to Macon Georgia which was awesome ... read more
Second attempt! The Pitsers.
My first attempt at a group selfie
In it. Tornado watches and all.

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta March 18th 2016

Alarms were set for 7am as we had to get to our first booked tour. We have a cooked breakfast buffet at the Best Western Plus which was pretty reasonable selection and everything was pretty fresh. I had Scrambled Eggs on toast with a sausage shaped like beef patty, blueberry yoghurt, muffin, and a pancake with maple syrup that I made myself in this fancy machine in 1 minute. All you do is put down a plate and press start and here it comes. Not real tasty and then Kerry said the next person’s was twice the size as mine (I guess I just warmed the machine up for them !). Kerry had more sense and had some healthier options. Next we headed off to the CNN Centre via Centennial Park which was built for the ... read more
Weather Man in Training !
Olympic Games
Gravesite of Martin Luther King Jr

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta March 17th 2016

Up at 3am and ready to head back to LAX for our flight to our next destination Atlanta in Georgia. It has been almost 24 hours since we arrived and I miss flying ! Well we both agreed the beds at 4 Points Sheraton LAX were amazingly comfortable. Shame we only got half a night to sleep there. Will be back here again no doubt as they allow you to check in for 24 hours from your actual arrival (i.e. arrive at 7am and stay until 7am and only pay for 1 night stay). Only 10 minutes to LAX with free hotel shuttle so good for connections. Anyway we got to the Airport and check in was a breeze. In fact with Southwest Airlines you print up your own baggage labels and stick them on yourself ... read more
Atlanta
Atlanta
Aquarium Pictures




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