Saturday, October 13, 2007
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.