It is often said that there is more fun and excitement when you do a road trip with someone else. Well, in my case, that is proving to be true. My gal pal and I set off on our adventure in the state of Georgia and we already have a few stories to tell to family and friends, as well as, some pictures to show. So here goes.
The 90 degree weather is great and we are enjoying every bit of the sunshine so far, having left behind cooler temperatures from our respective home states. We arrived very late in the night, only to awake our sleeping host at the Airbnb location where we are staying. The next morning, after picking up our vehicle at the rental location in Midtown Atlanta, we proceeded to set out on our journey. First incident that happened right out of the gate was my plug-in GPS malfunctioned. Every time I would enter an address in the device, it would revert to a New York location. It was disconcerting for a while not having clear directions, but to move in traffic aimlessly for a short while until we could correct the problem. With no map in hand nor a Map-Quest print-out of directions like back in the old days before GPS, we were helpless, but thank God for cell phones and Google Maps. To cut to the chase, we managed to reboot the gadget and it has been working fine ever since.
Our travels have taken us to popular tourist attractions and historical sites in and around the Atlanta Metro Area. We’ve visited a few parks including Stone Mountain and watched their spectacular laser show. Fall festivals are in full swing and we’ve enjoyed browsing the stalls at a few of them. We’ve also been on a couple interesting tours in the downtown area. My girlfriend and I after walking in Piedmont Park decided to check out a few blocks in Midtown. As we walked, we talked about many things and caught up on the different direction our lives have taken us over the years. In the midst of the evening walk, we entered a fancy hotel to ask for information. On the way out the door, coming towards us was the familiar face of the man who plays the father’s role in the popular TV Show – Greenleaf. We walked right next to him, and on realizing who we were looking at, we both turned around as we watched his tall lean frame stride into the bar at the end of the lobby. I tried to run after him, but my friend grabbed my arm immediately and prevented me from following him. I am not a groupie or even a fan of the TV show, but we both recognized who we had just passed. We left the hotel laughing and talking about our near encounter and the possibility of what could have happened if I had escaped my friend’s tight grip and been allowed to say hello.
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