On my road trip, we drove through Atlanta, Georgia.

We saw the torch tower, a symbol of the 1996 Summer Olympics

We ate at the Marietta Diner.  What a fun place to eat!  It looks like an old-fashioned diner and the food was good and reasonably priced.  While we were there, two sports teams (count them TWO!) were seated.  Tables were moved and put together and a few dozen young people in uniform had a great meal.  Look at what you could choose for dessert!

Just a few Fun Facts about Atlanta:

The Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world's busiest passenger airport.
The Capitol Dome is layered in 43 ounces of pure gold that was mined in Dahlonega, Georgia - the site of America's first Gold Rush.  
Atlanta is the birthplace of Coca Cola and the Varsity Restaurant serves nearly 3 million servings of Coca-Cola annually, the most served anywhere in the world 
Atlanta loves to shop!  Atlanta has more shopping space per capita than any other city except Chicago
Atlanta is home to the Peachtree Road Race, the world's largest 10K race with an average of 45,000 runners each year 
Atlanta is the only US city destroyed by fire as an act of war when General Sherman burned the city on November 15, 1864 
Atlanta is the site of the novel "Gone With the Wind" by Margaret Mitchell.  The movie was the first color film to win the Best Picture Oscar 
Atlanta is home of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the world's largest museum dedicated to the famous civil rights leader and American hero.
Atlanta has over 16 million visitors a year.....I was one of them

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1 comment:

Celia Carol said...

Oh, my goodness. you were close to me at the Marietta Diner. You got a great photo of their cakes counter.

My office is about 2 miles from the Diner.

Sorry I missed you, Travel Hitty and family

Celia C

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