I’ve had the opportunity to go on some pretty cool work trips lately & do a little sightseeing before/after having to do my job. Last month, I was literally on the exit ramp to Stone Mountain for a case & convinced my co-worker that he just had to see it since we were right there.
I’d visited the world’s 2nd largest rock as a child when my mother brought me and again when I was in college with my boyfriend at the time. It’s a bustling amusement park during the summer, but we caught the last cable car of the day up at 5Pm in September and it was pretty deserted besides the athletes hiking up the hill for exercise.
There’s not much to do at the top other than walk around & check out the views. Luckily it was a very clear day and we could see for miles all the way back to downtown Atlanta.
The other completely random adventure during the same trip was a surprise meal at the original Chick-fil-a restaurant, which was actually called the Dwart House. We’d just left the aiport & were searching for a place to grab a quick bite- I had no idea the Neverlost had directed us to a place of such great importance
I know I’ve seen all about the history of Chick-fil-a on some TV show, but it was so crazy to be in this a fast food restaurant that was actually like a real diner.
They had the very old fashioned booths & tons of folks who looked like ‘regulars’ sitting down for lunch. Above our booth was this giant diorama with little moving dwarfs inside.
Actually reminded me very much of eating at the Waffle House, but I was so tickled to be there & totally cracking up at everything.
We even got real menus and they had quite a few additional items that aren’t on the regular, modern menu. I forgot to see if they had any beef though
Yes, I ate my nuggets and waffle fries all fancy on a real plate with silverware. It was strange having a waitress take our order & it was such a cool experience to accidentally check out a little bit of history on my way to work..
Another iPhone photo as we left Atlanta airport- it’s a enormous airport & I certainly have a love/hate relationship with it. I generally avoid having to make connections through there, but it hasn’t been too bad lately just flying in & out.
I obviously spend lots of time in airports & I know they can’t all be super-fancy and brand new, but I do really appreciate when a city takes the time to make them at least pleasant to be passing through. I really like when they showcase local artists or display art about their city- it’s just a neat way to get a taste for the town even if the only thing I get to see is their airport.
GOOD NEWS OF THE DAY: Another insane week, but hopefully this week will be better & I’m getting all caught up & healed up today.