Atlanta, Georgia. November 2016

5 Dec

Finally made it back to the ‘ol USA, 2 days after the American people elected a reality TV star to be the Leader of the free world!

First stop was LAX airport where I had allowed a 4 hour transit to enable me to get my Green Card stamped, 5 minutes later I had my passport validated and became an American permanent resident. Now I had 4 hours to wait till my next flight to Atlanta…

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) in Atlanta is by far the busiest airport in the world, I made it out eventually. By the time I got to bed I had been up for 30+ hours so was feeling a little tired.

Time went by very quickly in Atlanta, I ate loads of really tasty food, including some proper southern BBQ for lunch one day. Lucky I had my Knoxville translator with me, because I only understood a few words spoken by the lady on the counter, it was a serious accent but not as serious as the food. I had collared greens, baked beans, a pork plate, and something that looked like mashed pumpkin but was actually a bread pudding of some sorts… didn’t need to eat again until the evening of the following day.

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I was lucky enough to have my friend Chrissy come down from Tennessee to visit, we drove in to Little Five points which is on the East side of Atlanta and is known for its alternative culture. Its pretty trendy, but kinda grimy and rundown at the same time

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Plenty of record shopping and street art around, I scored some decent Keith Murray and Rakim albums

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We stopped on the main street for lunch at a place called the “Porter Beer bar,” 49 beers on tap and probably about 300 by the bottle. They have a great menu too, I ordered the porndog which had a note that you didn’t need to order any sides, when it came out it was a huge oversized hotdog with pickled vege’s, its hard to gauge its true size in this photo but I couldn’t finish it. It was seriously good and I def recommend it:

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Another day we packed a picnic lunch (well Doug made sandwiches and I ate them) and drove out to a place called Lake Lanier which is a man-made lake, created when the Buford Dam was built, with a circumference of over 1,000 km its BIG. It was off season so apart from the squirrels, there wasn’t really anyone else there.

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If you are one of the 300 3 people who have been reading this blog for a while, you will know that no trip to America can be complete without shooting some ridiculous guns, I’ll put that on a separate post soon hopefully, followed by the California leg of the trip.

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4 Responses to “Atlanta, Georgia. November 2016”

  1. Chrissy December 5, 2016 at 07:50 #

    It was great to see you. Looking forward to the photos of the shooting range!

  2. CaptnBalls December 5, 2016 at 16:13 #

    Ohh it’s nice to hear you moan about how tired you are after a long flight. Some of us had to work while you were gallivanting on another continent.

  3. randomstupid December 6, 2016 at 21:16 #

    You are such a loiterer – read the sign

  4. Brenda Lowry December 7, 2016 at 03:30 #

    Congrats, my now American son! Loved the photos.

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