Jim Colyer branches out from Castle Heights.
Karen and I spent Memorial Day weekend, May 28 and 29, 1983, in Atlanta. We took I-24 to Chattanooga and then travelled I-75. We stayed two nights at The Red Roof Inn. We began with what was most typically Atlanta, the downtown area. We went to Peachtree Plaza with its cylindrical tower, entered the blue bubble-domed Hyatt, the Omni and the World Congress Center. These are laden with shops, restaurants, hotels and convention halls.
Next, we went to the Georgia State Capitol Building. The dome is done is gold leaf. The State Museum inside is strong in natural history
Karen said she knew I would like Stone Mountain. It is a State Park. The carving in the granite makes it a southern Mt. Rushmore. The figures from left to right are: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. We rode the incline to the top. Sun-bathers were strewn on the rock as if it were a beach. We could see the Atlanta skyline in the distance.
Our second day began with the Atlanta Zoo. As soon as we started along the walk, I felt an urge to take animal notes. Karen got some interesting photos along the way.
We saw Major League Baseball with the Braves and Cubs. It was then back to Nashville.
December, 1977 - Atlanta
Peachtree Street is the main thoroughfare in Atlanta. Here, I visited the Omni, Emory University and the Hartsfield International Airport. The buildings at Emory are gray and forbidding. The Atlanta Airport is the second largest in the country. Nearly everyone changes planes there when flying to or from southern cities. Atlanta is much more cosmopolitan than either Louisville or Nashville. I visited Atlanta Underground, a subterranean row of bars and boutiques, very early in the morning. Everything was closed.