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Atlanta GA (Part 1)

Atlanta Mid-Town, Food Tour

sunny 25 °C

Arrived in Atlanta at 6.30pm Friday night but with delays at the airport waiting for a gate to go into, and a baggage carousel breakdown, we didn't get to our accommodation until 8.30pm which was about 26 hours after I woke up in Brisbane on Friday morning. So we were very tired.

We slept in on Saturday till about 9.00 am, had brunch at a little place nearby and went for a walk around the Mid-Town area. It was a beautiful day for a walk. The residential area of Mid-Town is varied but the part we are staying in is old and quite special with a range of character houses and well established vegetation. There are very large trees everywhere and lots of wildlife (mainly squirrels). Mid-town has many restaurants and bars and looks like an interesting place to live.

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In the afternoon, we went for a walk through Piedmont Park which was nice. The park is huge and very popular with locals for sports, picnics, running, cycling or just hanging out. It was great weather for all of this.

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We finished off with a "snack" chicken nachos (huge) at an unremarkable Mexican fast food restaurant and dinner was cheese, ham and bread with wine, at home.

We have Golf Channel here so we watched some golf as well.

Sunday we slept in again (feeling good now) and started off for our "Peachtree Food Tour" at 12.00 noon. This involved our guide, John, taking us to four restaurants for some interesting and delicious food and providing us with lot of Mid-Town history and other information on the way. It was excellent and well worth the price. John lives right in the middle of the Mid-Town area and clearly loves it. At the end of the tour you are very full and we needed to go home for a rest.
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Posted by John McReynolds 13:28 Archived in USA

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