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Piedmont Park in the spring time.
Okay, I admit it - I took a blog vacation this weekend. I just spent time with my family doing some different kind of things for a change. Above and below is Piedmont Park - it was busy and almost every one had a dog - which was fine -because they all picked up after their pets. A very yuppie and upscale area. You can see the city of Atlanta, GA from there.
I was born in Chicago - raised somewhat in Atlanta - my twenties back in Chicago - and we moved back here in 1986.
When I lived here the first time - I went to elementary school and high school here. Elementary school went through until the 7th grade and 8th grade was high school and I was a sub-freshmen!
When was in high school - I used to go with my friend there a lot - kind of a teenage hang out. Then though the years it turned into a dangerous area. Now it's a yuppie area - complete with a restaurant called The Tavern - which we went to for lunch. Can you believe I didn't bring my camera? These are not my pictures, but this is what I saw.
Out to the right they have a huge tent - where people have their $$$ weddings. It would be a beautiful wedding.
After that we went to the Dekalb Farmer's Market - actually it's an international farmers market - they have flags hanging from every country and the workers there are from other countries too!
Now you would think being a child there - they would be bored - not so my grandson. He LOVED it. The fish department was HUGE. They had every fish imaginable - squid and octopus (whole) - large fish - small fish - fresh live crabs and lobsters that he was fascinated with.
Of course he liked the live fish best - but did enjoy seeing these.
This is about an hour away from us. At Piedmont Park my daughter saw someone she worked with and at the farmer's marker I saw a blog friends daughter that I had only seen in pictures, but I recognized her. Is this a small world or what? It's a small world after all!
They had a HUGE bread department - my downfall. My GS and I tasted A LOT of samples!Came home with a few loafs too. The bakery was like to die for! Whew - GS and I over did it there too. No wonder I have a hard time on my diet! Note to self - don't go to places like this!
The hubby goes for olives and cheese and wine.
Daughter felt it was too crowded, (it was packed), but still managed to find a couple of things.
Oh yeah there were lots of fresh fruit and veggies too!
So tell me what did you do this first weekend of spring? I'd love to know.
“Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918);poet, playwright, art critic