A few weeks ago I visited my cousin Jason and his husband Derek in Atlanta, Georgia. Somehow in all my travels, I had never made it to Atlanta! What a mistake. Atlanta is dope. Although my exploration was limited mostly to the Midtown and Old Fourth Ward areas, I was really impressed. The city is renovating its industrial past and turning its old factories and warehouses into apartment buildings, restaurants, and shops. Atlanta is also converting an old railway into a biking path around the city. Lots of cool street art, people everywhere, and relatively inexpensive food and drinks (compared to LA). I had a really great time.
Also, I just would like to point out that the train at the Atlanta Airport is called “The Plane Train”. I just can’t stop laughing about it.
Meet Sully! Jason and Derek got this lovely little boy a few months ago. He loves cuddling and shredding his toys.
Jason introduced me to Oat Groats, which are apparently just whole, unprocessed oats. They were SO GOOD. If you’re interested, I’ll post the recipe for these (although I don’t typically do food on this blog, but why the heck not?).
After riding bikes on the BeltLine, we were sweaty AF. We stopped into Woody’s for a drink and some popsicles.
Atlanta’s King of Pops makes gourmet popsicles that are sold all over the city. Like, excuse me, why is this not in LA? Probably because we are all set with the fruit carts, but I loved this idea. That Key Lime Pie was MINE.
There’s lots of different art installations around the Beltline. Jason just got a nice camera for his birthday so we stopped on our way home to take some pictures.
We stopped in the Paris on Ponce market and looked around.
Ponce City Market is an old factory that’s been converted into offices, shops, and restaurants. The entire first floor is an amazing food court, while the roof has a beer garden and a carnival.
Jason whipped up the egg, bacon, and potato dish for lunch. It was SO GOOD. I wish I had the ability to just invent recipes off the top of my head!
I’m just obsessed with their apartment.
This strange-looking box along the Beltline had directions to “stick your head inside”. I assumed the worst (bees) but I looked inside anyhow…
I got one picture of the inside before I noticed this thing was filled with ANTS. DISGUSTING. BYE.
I mean, say what you will about LA. At least there’s no bugs!
We walked over to Inman Park for lunch. Derek insisted on being the shot.
We had lunch at Victory Sandwich Bar, where they serve tiny sandwiches and frosé.
I didn’t taste the frosé but it looked sooooooooooo good.
Yes, I ordered three sandwiches. Sue me.
I wanted a picture of my cool outfit and the rainbow table, but was overwhelmed apparently.
So, yeah. Atlanta is dope. Round trip tickets from Cleveland are only like $60 so I’ll definitely be back. Because, oh yes, did I mention I’m moving to Ohio? I’m moving to Ohio.
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