Coasters and Battlefields in Atlanta, GA

April 14, 2012 – It’s been 6 years since we’ve been to an amusement park with great coasters; hard to believe, but true. We fixed this by going to Six Flags Over Georgia… and riding coasters from 9:45 – 9pm.  We started off with Superman, then rode it again in front seat.  Next up was…

Decatur Restaurants and Driving Back to SC

December 4, 2011 – Decatur, GA, has some really good restaurants. As in, the kind that make you wonder if you can find a way to move to be closer to them (sadly, that’s not looking like a possibility). First up is the Brick Store Pub. We parked a few blocks away and walked over,…

Chattahoochee River and Stone Mountain

December 4, 2011 – Sunday dawned grey and windy, but nothing that a sweatshirt couldn’t fix.  Our first stop was a little park by a power plant for a quick walk through the woods by the Chattahoochee River.  We liked getting up into the hills, with the trees and singing birds. 🙂 Afterward we continued on to…

Movie Time!

December 3, 2011 – Saturday night after dinner sounded like the perfect time for a movie date. We were pleasantly surprised to find that in Cumming, GA, a few miles from our hotel, was a great, fairly new AMC theatre with stadium seating. And an 8:20 showing of Puss in Boots. We had fun at…

Restaurant Review: Heirloom Market BBQ

We like BBQ. Correction – we like well-smoked meat, complete with an obvious smoke ring and a caramized exterior, that’s also tender and still moist, home made sauces that incorporate a variety of BBQ styles (though we’re partial to Kansas City and TX), and well-prepared side dishes. Basically, we want it all. And we found…

Olympic Rings, Battlefield walk and Coffee

December 3, 2011 – Once we finished lunch we continued past the Aquarium and a few blocks to Centennial Park, home of the Olympic fountain, which is shaped like the Olympic rings. This area is a pretty park in the middle of downtown Atlanta, complete with (Christmas) trees, elevated fire pits leftover from the 1996…

Georgia Aquarium

December 3, 2011 – Friday we headed out for a weekend road trip to Atlanta. We stayed at an HGI in Alpharetta. The hotel was good, with a very nice breakfast, nice room, and was very quiet – even with a few socceer teams and the SEC (college football) game in town over the weekend;…