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  1. #1
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    Tell me what you know about Atlanta, GA

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    Brewer and I are headed there for a week in June for fun and know hardly anything about it.

    My daughter and her husband are moving there soon;
    [BRAG] she will be doing a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Emory http://www.sltrib.com/home/2315016-1...ds-74-students [/BRAG]

    So we figured we'd go and take a look at what's outside the airport.

    Which parts are bike friendliest?
    Which neighborhood would be good for a week's stay? We're thinking Extended stay America or Residence Inn, but there
    What should we do when we're there?
    What's fun?
    What's funny?
    What's the best brew pub?
    What else do you think we should know.

    What should we avoid to stay out of trouble?
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

  2. #2
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    Congrats to your daughter!

    I've only been to Atlanta once, back in 2001 for the Athens to Atlanta inline skating race. I recall lots of rolling hills between Athens and a town called Dacula, which was the finish line for the route I skated. I recall thinking it would have been way more fun on a bicycle, but unfortunately I have no idea what roads we were on.

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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by malkin View Post
    My daughter and her husband are moving there soon;
    [BRAG] she will be doing a cardiothoracic surgery residency at Emory http://www.sltrib.com/home/2315016-1...ds-74-students [/BRAG]
    I know absolutely nothing about Atlanta, but wanted to say congrats!! As an incoming (second career) medical student, I am already anxious about match day You (and she) should be very proud!!

    Now - about Atlanta - you might want to message Kacie tri-ing (she hasn't been active here in a while - but I think she lives there!).
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    There's a great bike path, the Silver Comet Trail, we cycled last year while staying in Atlanta for a couple of days. My husband actually rode from Alabama to Atlanta! The next day I got to ride part of it it from our hotel in Atlanta (we stayed at a VERY nice La Quinta) and got in 50 miles round trip. I highly recommend the Silver Comet if you like paved bike paths. The scenery is pretty, and it's very well-maintained.

    Info about the trail: http://www.traillink.com/trail/silver-comet-trail.aspx (You can google for many more sites with more info as well.)

    Our blog post about riding it with photos: http://travelingtwosome.weebly.com/t...y/georgia-2014
    Emily

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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_in_nc View Post
    I highly recommend the Silver Comet if you like paved bike paths. The scenery is pretty, and it's very well-maintained.

    Info about the trail: http://www.traillink.com/trail/silver-comet-trail.aspx (You can google for many more sites with more info as well.)

    Our blog post about riding it with photos: http://travelingtwosome.weebly.com/t...y/georgia-2014
    very nice blog article with great photos!!!!!!

    malkin...your daughter is surely and rightly making you very proud!!!!
    if you like emily's photos and description of the silver comet trail you might want to also look at some of the other Path Foundation trails in the area.

    I spent some time in Atlanta during my college years but what I did there probably wouldn’t be what you want to do….. East Atlanta Village and the Atlanta Rollergirls ftw
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  6. #6
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    Thanks for everything so far everyone!

    Yes, Blueberry--I don't know how a system could be more nerve-wracking than the Match system.

    The bike trails look good, we're working out how to take our foldies. The puppet museum sounds like a lot of fun.
    We don't really want to do anything when we're there. Just relax a lot, and look around a little bit. Brewer and I are both working way to hard right now, so we just need to stop doing that for a few days.

    The kid and her husband may be shopping for a house by then, so we may join in that fun.
    Each day is a gift, that's why it is called the present.

 

 

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