Hunting for a taste of Atlanta

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I’m Back home in the great state of Maryland. Really enjoyed my trip to the west coast to see my son Jamie, whom I haven’t seen in eight years. There were several very important added pleasures and must. I got to meet the set of grandkids I haven’t met yet – seven year old Vera and 18 month George. Also I was able to hug Jamie’s wife Reya again and meet her mother Julie. What a great vacation in Oregon.

I’m going to write several short stories about the trip that I think are mildly interesting. This short set of words are about hunting for a taste of Atlanta, GA.

In order to purchase fairly inexpensive round trip plane tickets I had to prepare and except certain itinerary changes up to point.  On the way home I had a three hour layover in Atlanta. After adjusting my belt in a restroom I found my departure gate in concourse ‘A’, then set out to find a bite to eat. This airport was huge and had almost anything you wanted to eat, including many of America’s national chains. However, I decided I wanted a taste of Atlanta and asked a guy that worked there, where that could be found. He told about Pasqual’s.

He pointed and said, “Take that escalator down a level, get on the train and go to ‘E’.

I thought train, then said, “I don’t want to take my belt off again and go thru another security check point.”

He replied. “Oh, it’s not like that, you won’t leave the airport and you will enjoy their catfish.”

“Thanks man.” Then I headed for the escalator.

Once downstairs the train was on the right, but I decided to walk and get some steps in. I walked from ‘A’ to ‘C’ before I decided enough steps and take my chance on the train, which was an airport subway – pretty cool actually. I stepped off at ‘E’ and went up to the concourse. After walking around for a while I realized, as usual I need help. I went to the information desk and asked the ladies, “How can I use a Chevy alternator in a Ford.” They looked confused, then I said, “This is the information desk right?” Of course I forgot they couldn’t see my big grin with my mask on, but they got it anyway and we enjoyed a laugh. After that little interlude I asked, “Where is Pasqual’s?”

One of them looked it up, then pointed to another escalator and said, “Take that escalator down then get on the train to concourse ‘B’. I laughed to myself and gave them both my card, turned and left. I give my card out generously, trying to build my writing network. Now that I’m an old hat at the airport train I took it to Pasqual’s and had a really nice Catfish Meal.

I apologize for not taking a photo of my food or the restaurant. I got this photo off their website and it was taken by Daniel Klein in April of 2018.

Part 1 of 5: This week in photos

Part 1 of 5: This week in photos

 

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A few years ago I moved off my houseboat and was lucky enough to end up near a bend at the beginning of Port Tobacco River. I’ve taken thousands of photos in the year and a half that I’ve been here, but in the last week I’ve taken some really nice ones. Until a bundle of money lands on my head, I’m stuck with my two standard Nikon lens, so please excuse the clarity of some of these photos.

 

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This is part one of a five part series of this past week’s photos. Starting with Bobby the deer and a few of the Osprey (Steve, Mary & baby Adam) that live about fifty feet from me. Needless to say I’m not sure of the sex of some of my friends, so please help me in that area if you can/want.

The Last Leg of my PA Trip.

The last leg of my PA trip was a stop in Historical Harpers Ferry, WV. I talked to Jeff at the Appalachian Trial Conservatory and he gave me directions to Jefferson Rock, Lower Harpers Ferry and more, then I chose where I was going to hike according to the amount of steps I would need to take.

I decided to visit Jefferson Rock for the view. The rock is on the Appalachian Trail and it was pretty neat, but the view was over grown by the trees. After that I drove down to another part of the trail in Lower Harpers Ferry to visit a walking bridge that goes across the Shenandoah River at The Point. The Point is where The Potomac River comes in from the right of my photos and meet The Shenandoah River on the left. They continue south as The Potomac River to DC.

I enjoyed a great Meatsa Pizza from Sweet Alisha’s Pizza & more, while visiting with the owner Jimmy. I also had the privilege of chatting with Police Officer Adam and getting a lot of valuable information about the town.

Photos 1, 2, 3 & 4 are of The Jefferson Rock area. You can see me trying to keep part of the rock from falling in photo 1. Photo 3 is a grave that got lost from the grave yard that is outside the left of the photo. The graveyard could have been full or maybe the deceased wasn’t allowed to join the rest of the town folk who knows. ☺️

 

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Photos 5, 6, 7 & 8 is the lower township of Harpers Ferry. The walking bridge is part of the Appalachian Trail and it continues north through the mountain, you can see the tunnel in photo 5, You might be able to make out the Osprey nest at the top right of the bridge in photo 8.

 

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My trip back from Pennsylvania

Here are some photos from several different places on my way back from PA.

The first one is from an over look at Mount Summit on route 40, the view is of Uniontown, PA and the surrounding area.

 

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The second one is Sideling Hill, on I 68 in PA, then as I was walking back down from the walking bridge I took the one of the mountains to the south of Sideling Hill Bridge.

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Photos 3, 4, 5 & 6 are at Ohio Pyle Falls, PA. I was expecting a waterfall and there was one somewhere near by, but I was too exhausted to find it. This was still a gorgeous setting though.

 

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The last two are in the same area of Ohio Pyle Falls, but it’s called the Water Slides on Meadow Run.

 

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More photos to come of the Harper Ferry area.

My Short Trip to PA

I’m thirty miles south of Pittsbugh, PA for my great neice’s graduation from Brownsville High School. I’m staying at my son Billy’s house and it sure is good to see and hug him. He looks and feels so healthy. I’m so proud of him and his family.

On the way up, I stopped at Lakeside Marine on Route 68 and took a good number of pictures, here’s one.

 

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I saw a bridge in Brownsville from a distance, it’s called Speers Railroad Bridge. It took me an hour to get close to it and when I did I took a hundred photos and here are just a few.

 

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There will be more photos in the next few days.