Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Atlanta, Day the Second.

Time has gotten away from me again. The older you get, the faster it slips away! Scary, isn't it? Anyway, before I head off on any adventures this year, I thought I should catch up with a few retrospective postings from our trip to Atlanta. If you recall, day one of Atlanta was a trip to the Museum of Puppetry Arts.

Day, the second, October 3rd, 2011, was to consist of going to embassy and renewing Ton’s passport. It was our main mission, and it was very easily accomplished. Though they had very strict warnings about not being there more than a five minutes prior to your appointment, and if you were, you had to wait in the lobby. Very unaccommodating sign, but typically Dutch!! And in typical Dutch fashion, we assumed it didn’t apply to us and we waited in the hallway and arrived early anyway! They accepted the paperwork and we had an afternoon to explore our surroundings.

It was an absolutely gorgeous autumn day, unseasonably warm, so we opted to go to Stone Mountain. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much and it is a very good thing. Because once we were there and went through the gate, everything was closed. A bit disappointing, but at least we didn’t have to pay full admission price! We’re Dutch. We like cheap.

Stone Mountain, Georgia, the empty village. See? Everything was CLOSED. C’mon people. There were signs everywhere touting a “Fall Festival”. Ehm, Fall, yes. Festival? Not so much.

The rock.


The cable car to the top of the mountain was working, and since we had come so far, we decided to spring for the extra fare and take a ride. It is worth the trip! The view is gorgeous.

View from the top, looking over the edge. The carving was directly below us!
Enjoying the view, Atlanta is in the distance.

Crocodile rock?!?!?

At least the insects were working at the park that day!

Dinner that night was at the Buckhead Diner. Amazing food, beautiful art deco interior, PERFECT ambiance. This was my favorite place we ate in Atlanta!

Chili crusted mahi on a bed of roasted tomato grits.

Ton was boring and had a sandwich with homemade chips. But it was a beautiful sandwich!

And the Pièce de résistance! Dessert—
Chocolate chip crème brulee!.

The rest of this set is available on my Flickr account.

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