Welcome to Catlanta

As my brief hiatus from Eastern Europe draws to a close, I decided to make good on a long-time promise to pay a visit to my brother and friend in Atlanta.

I headed south thinking I knew two things about myself. One – I am not a cat person. Two – I was probably not going to love such a big, sprawling, southern city.  Atlanta proved me wrong on both counts.

Jon’s roommate’s spunky cat, Zenon, warmed me up to the idea of making feline friends with her spastic antics and cuddly disposition.  Then Piper, a cat who lives along Atlanta’s pedestrian path, the BeltLine, who has her own mailbox and more followers on twitter than I do, confirmed to me that cats are actually pretty cool.

As for the city itself, between tasting handmade truffles at a “Cacao Laboratoire” in Inman Park, belting out karaoke at a trucker bar outside the city limits, watching the sunset over the skyline and accidently seeing a dolphin musical at the aquarium, I would say I got a pretty well-rounded sampling of what Atlanta has to offer. And truthfully, I think it has a lot. I could ramble on and on about how enjoyable the experience was, and about how I started to picture myself going for morning jogs on the BeltLine and finding a refurbished cotton dock loft of my own, but I think these pictures are pretty neat, so I’ll let them do the talking.

Zenon: a lovable cat with an expressive face

Zenon: a lovable cat with an expressive face

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Zenon peeks down from the beams of the old cotton dock turned into a loft

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No loft is complete without sweet tunes and sweet moves

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You don’t have to ask me twice

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Truffle sampling session

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Kierstin’s pleased with the pink peppercorn chocolate

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Contemplating the blueberry-lavender

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Strolling the pedestrian path put in place of old railroad tracks

Belt Line Piper in action

Belt Line Piper in action
Sculpture shadows along the beltline

Sculpture shadows along the BeltLine

Piedmont Park on a perfect day

Piedmont Park on a perfect day

Deer sculpture on the beltline

Deer sculpture on the BeltLine

Not exactly sure what this is, but I like it

A pretty cool place to meet all of your antiquing needs

Blossoms blooming in February - I don't hate it

Blossoms blooming in February – I don’t hate it

Life-changing food in Inman Park

Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes – check. Fried Chicken Eggs Benedict – check. Life-changingly good.

Shadow play at Piedmont Park

Shadow play at Piedmont Park

And a bonus jellyfish from the Georgia Aquarium for good measure

And a bonus jellyfish from the Georgia Aquarium for good measure

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  1. Come back and go on more adventures with me!

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