We scheduled a trip to the South, where we have spent little time. A brief brainstorm suggested Atlanta or Savannah and further research recommended Atlanta for a week long visit. Little did we know that I would end up having hernia surgery 2 days before we left. No worries; it just prevented me from doing drywall or construction work during recovery.
Atlanta was quite enjoyable, even if your bend is industrial reuse and Portland-esk style hippie venues. It took a long time to find a great coffee shop, but when we did, it was all
Bicycle Tours of Atlanta with Robyn and her intern : ) The tours start at a revitalized industrial warehouse site, which incubates (and obviously also retains) small businesses. The site still retains many of its more charming industrial attributes, such as sliding fire doors, but the roof has been pulled off down the center of the building to offer natural light to the remaining portions. Extremely well executed.
We also visited a mill conversion to condos. The greatest thing about it was that much of the huge infrastructure was left. Hoppers and overhead rail tracks were meshed with a swimming pool. Pretty fabulous.
Robyn customized our tour based on our architectural and art interests and led us through neighborhoods which saw deep economic slumps and managed to rebound without losing too much of their architectural heritage. The ?city? promoted a mural painting bonanza, which manifests as fabulous and varied murals in diverse areas.
We really enjoyed the tour and it was not stressful on my recent stitches. The bikes were better than the ones we rented in New Orleans; less wide saddle and more practical. Robyn was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot.