Nick and Cindy Travels

2 friends, 1 '93 Ford escort, 2 iPods and one big dream to drive across the country and all come out alive. Stayed tuned as we follow these former 4Hers driving on the wild roads of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

Friday, May 06, 2005

Welcome, we're glad Georgia's on your mind

Hey - it's Cindy.
Nick just wrote up a long post and then I somehow erased it. Good times.
Well, quickly - this is what we did in Georgia: On the way from North Carolina, we noticed a lot of signs for places to buy fireworks and adult themed-toys and something about TOPLESS. We also saw a few of these:

and being big fans of Wilco the band, we were extremely excited about this.

We called my Uncle Bud and Aunt Susie to let them know we were on our way to their house in Powder Springs, GA - Susie suggested that we go see Stone Mountain Park. Here is a brief history of the mountain's famous carving:

The Confederate Memorial Carving depicts three Southern heroes of the Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. The figures measure 90 by 190 feet, surrounded by a carved surface that covers three acres, it is larger than a football field – the largest relief sculpture in the world. The carving is recessed 42 feet into the mountain. Work on the carving began in 1915 and was finally complete in 1972.

Also, in the summertime, they have kick-ass laser light shows right on the mountain. Lasers are patriotic!


There they are!


We also climbed the mountain - Nick found religion at the top


There is a lot of subdivision sprawl in Georgia... So much so, that it deserves a picture on this blog!



We made it to the house and then went out for Cinco de Mayo at a nearby Mexican place with Bud and Susie. There was a lot of celebrating going - confetti, dancing, yelling, Shakira and margartitas - Nick noted that this kind of partying is not found in Massachusetts... well, maybe besides UMass, but he is correct.

Today, Nick and I drove to Atlanta. We saw where Sonny Purdue, the gov of Georgia lives - in a HUGE mansion. Then we went to get tickets for Martin Luther King Jr's birthplace tour. We had some time before the tour began, so we went to Little Five Points, a hip place where the young kids hang out. It was recommended to me by my friend Brian Webb, an Atlanta native.


I saw this cool record store with a huge Amy Ray promo poster out front and it made me think of Rose. We didn't go in - I know I would have spent over 50 dollars in there without a second thought.


MLK Jr's birthplace


Offering Gandhi hand creme


After that, we went to Piedmont Park and sat around for awhile. It was a really pretty park with a great view of the city from the top of a hill


Atlanta's skyline from Piedmont Park


A lot of guys were in the park doing showy tricks on their bikes


Thinking of baby ducks in the park

We decided to visit Athens - the premier southern college town. It was so great! Much better than dreadful Chapel Hill - no scantilly clad girls whining that it was too cold, just a lot of young cool kids hanging out on a Friday night.


Athens at night.

We're taking off tomorrow for New Orleans... get ready for sin and jazz. yee!
Thanks Uncle Bud and Susie for letting us stay with you!

Lovecindy and Nick

5 Comments:

At 8:25 AM, Blogger Kabber said...

I'm sure Gandhi was thankful for that handcreme. Out in the Georgia sun all the time on that pedestal. Keep it up with the pix you guys, Boston is dreary bleary. Lets see some texas tundra.

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous lorin, home spun said...

Hey, when I was little I lived in Atlanta and we used to go to the stone mountain laser shows! Ah, yes, they were so cool. And they played "I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free..." and we all stood up at the part where it says "I'll gladly stand up." It was a really, really, wonderful childhood experience.

 
At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

did you know they have dunkin donuts in japan?


ps sugar packets.

 
At 10:17 PM, Anonymous bridget said...

that last comment was from bridget :-) HAHA

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Internet Street Philosopher said...

Cool trip! I wish I could travel the country like that!

 

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