Monday, July 27, 2015

LET'S GO - ATLANTA PT. 1

When it comes to taking pictures while I am travelling, I have come to realize that I am just not that great.  I get so wrapped up in all of the activities that my camera rarely comes out of it's bag.  I tried as best as I could over the weekend to change that bad habit.  I think this was the first trip that I really didn't have any inhibitions when it came to where or when I took a photo.  If i liked it, I got it on camera.  
This weekend was like all other Atlanta weekends, driving up late on Friday, stopping for Nu-way Weiners in Macon, immediately falling asleep upon arrival, and packing in as much as possible on Saturday and Sunday morning before heading home.  Here are some snaps I took along the way.  Enjoy!
My new friend Jomax at our first stop out in Metter, GA.  You can visit him at Jomax BBQ right off the main exit on I-16.  I'm not sure if everything is "better in Metter", but this barbecue spot didn't look too bad at all.  

An obligatory shot of the dogs at NU-WAY.  Maybe they don't look mouth watering to some, but trust me.  Don't knock it until you try it guys. Oprah even loves the place!  The big O never steered any of us wrong.
After making it to Atlanta and getting a nights rest we started our Saturday at CRIMINAL RECORDS in Little Five Points.  Records, cassettes, comic books, a stage, and an amazing Kiss pinball machine are all there for your enjoyment.  A great place to get lost for an hour or 2 if you're in the area.
We decided to stop for lunch at the new-ish ATLANTA FOOD TRUCK PARK.  On busy days they've got up to 15 different trucks to choose from, live music, and ample seating.  We went for some empanadas and arepas with these uhhhh-mazing garlic and corn dipping sauces.  I will figure out how to make the sweet corn sauce if it's the last thing I do.  They post which trucks are going to be at the park on their Facebook page so make sure to take a look before heading down to plan out your attack.  I really wish Savannah jumped on this trend, food out of a truck just tastes better!



After lunch we took a tour of one of Wes' favorite breweries out in Marietta.  RED HARE BREWING is a microbrewery that opened in 2011.  For $10 you get a pint glass, tasting, and tour of the brewery.  They've got corn hole and bocce ball out front and live music on the weekends.

Topping off our Saturday night we headed out to Buford Highway and grabbed dinner at PANCHO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT.  These guys had a six piece mariachi band going all out throughout the restaurant.  We had a great time taking in that festive atmosphere and some seriously good mexican food.  It was too hot that Saturday, but they have a really nice back patio for dinner on a cooler night.
We could't finish our drive on 16 without stopping for some fresh peaches.  Just one of the benefits of living down here - you're never too far from a roadside fruit stand.  I'll be back later this week with another post on some great city views from our trip to Atlanta.  And be on the lookout for upcoming posts on a girls trip to Asheville, NC as well.  Hope you enjoyed!
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