Thursday, December 28, 2017

Oh, Atlanta

My trip to Atlanta was fun!

The highlight was convincing Jen to join me in a helicopter. The ride showed us her city from a unique perspective. The ride was exciting and we survived it. There are photos below.

Two other interesting experiences. They recently renovated a large industrial building which, years ago, was headquarters for Sears (a company now dying a slow death). The building was converted into a cool shopping center with nice stores and boutiques. It's called Ponce City Market. It's big enough that we saw it from the air during our helicopter ride. Shopping in Sephora inside PCM, I was startled to hear the store playing punk rock music by The Ramones. Even stranger, the song was "I Wanna Be Sedated." The cultural gears in my head started grinding until smoke came out my ears...

The weirdest thing I saw in Atlanta was at brunch. Eggs Benedict is a dish that normally combines a poached egg with Canadian bacon on an English muffin. In New York you sometimes see bacon replaced by salmon. Here in the South they substitute fried chicken for the bacon. Fried chicken! I never expected that. Plus it raises the age-old question -- which came first: the chicken or the egg.  :-)

Have you ever been up in a helicopter? I recommend it. The ride is smooth and the sights are beautiful.

(The header is the name of a catchy song by Little Feat.)


  1. Glad you had fun! What a fun experience! Happy New Year my dear friend. Kisses

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  2. Looks like a fun trip! I haven't been in a helicopter before, I think it would be fun to do sometime! I hope you have a wonderful New Year my friend! <3

  3. How fab is that helicopter ride! It beats hop on/hop off tourist buses for getting to know a city! I'm still chuckling about that shop playing I Wanna Be Sedated ... Wishing you a Happy New Year, Ally! xxx

  4. Looks like it was a great trip and I am glad things worked out.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  5. Wow! That looks super cool. I have only been to the Atlanta airport. I definitely need to check it out.

  6. Those are cool photos! I've been in a helicopter once. My friend's father was a pilot and took us for a ride (we were twelve) and it was an absolute thrill!

  7. Oh wow - the helicopter ride looks awesome! I've been in a helicopter twice, but it was in the Persian Gulf so it wasn't really a pleasure trip..... ;)
    Is that yellow building a hotel of some sort? It's beautiful!

    1. That would be my guess too but honestly I don't know what it is.

  8. What a fun trip! I'm terrified to heights so I don't think I could do a helicopter ride, but I think my sister would love it.


  9. So happy you had a great trip and a fun helicopter ride!

    I need to add that all of you have great smiles.

    That is hilarious about the music track. Sephora of all places.

    Wishing you the best in 2018!


  10. What a fun trip! Those were great photos you captured during your ride!

  11. Looks like a wonderful experience. I regret we never took a picture when you visited.


  12. Glad you had a good trip ... Love the aerial photos.

    I have wanted to go in a helicopter for the longest time. I think I will give myself a 55th birthday gift and do just that!!!

  13. I still smile every time I think about our helicopter ride and always will! Such a cool experience. And it's fun having things checked off my beloved bucket list you made me...I am really hoping to check off #3 in the not-too-distant future, haha, but we shall see what happens. Anyway!

    I am ashamed to say I'm an Atlanta native and don't know what that yellow building is!!! I can't remember from the ride. I thought I'd be real smart and do a reverse image search to see if something matched, but nothing did. Oh, well.

    This experience was truly one of the highlights of my life...and not just the ride but your visit! <3