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For the Days I Spent with MLK Jr., Scarlett O'Hara, and Atlanta, Georgia on My Mind............What Remains to be Seen

Georgia is known as the Peach State for the obvious reason but during my research I discovered that it is also known as the Empire State of the South. How ironic. I am from the Empire State (of the North) New York, and I am writing about my visit to the one down South! What are the odds? After re-watching parts of “Gone with the Wind” and thinking about the city I visited it is hard to remember they were once one in the same. Of course time and history has changed much more than the landscape but the heart of the city remains. That is the part that drew me to want to visit Atlanta in the first place. Now having gotten just a sample of what this metropolis has to offer I have BIG plans for when I go back. Here is just a sample of what I hope that will look like. The very first thing I am going to do when I land is what I wanted to do this time although that struggle became a bit too real as you read. The Georgia Aquarium is the largest is the world and has on

For the Days I Spent with MLK Jr., Scarlett O'Hara, and Atlanta, Georgia on My Mind……Marietta, Georgia

The only other town in Georgia that I ever heard before of was Macon. I have no idea why but I like the way it sounds, very Southern. Marietta is about a half an hours drive outside of Atlanta. While I did not know what awaited me there, I was blissfully enjoying the gorgeous drive we were taking. Once again I was starving so the first thing on the agenda was finding a place to eat. That was a harder task than any of us realized it would be. My first reaction to this town was that it was identical to Stars Hallow, a fictional town in Connecticut, as any Gilmore Girls fan would know. In the center of town there is Glover Park, which is located in Marietta’s Historic Square, although I do not remember seeing any signs saying such. It was Halloween weekend (not surprisingly on a another day we also happened upon one of the coolest Halloween parades ever closer to our base in Atlanta) so there were a ton of kids dressed in costumes tri