Saturday, October 13, 2007

Explorin'


Nuf about the craziness that was the Chicago marathon. Onto Atlanta! I've been here (for real this time) for three days.

One word about the drive down: rear bike racks suck. Thank the heavens for twine, which was the only thing holding my mountain bike to the car on two separate occasions.

Mom and I have been bopping around the ATL for a few days now. We attempted to take public transportation to the botanical gardens. Bad idea. It took an two hours, including a mile of walking. Pouring salt on the wounds, there was free parking when we got there. This is a town designed for cars. Who knew? The gardens were fantastic - bug-eating plants, more bloomin' orchids than I've ever seen in my life, and a very cool-looking pond of lily pads.

We've also been sampling the local delicacies - Ragin' burritos and peach martinis have topped the list. Today, the Georgia Aquarium with the largest indoor tanks in the world! Stay tuned.

2 comments:

Tough Cookie said...
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Tough Cookie said...

My only bad Atlanta story involves public transportation -- riding the Marta(?) out of the city with about 6 billion other gross, sweaty people the day the bomb went off at the '96 Olympics. Talk about pleasant smells.