Southeastern Railway Museum

IMG_5481Hello Staycationers, this place is really amazing. I do not know why we are drawn to trains, but they are so cool. I was driving down Bufford Highway and noticed this sign, so I had to investigate, I am so glad I did. IMG_5538There are two warehouses with trains and taxis and firetrucks.IMG_5484  and you can go inside the trains too.IMG_5491

IMG_5488    IMG_5501   IMG_5502 There is also a small train for kids to ride, how fun! IMG_5521 Then there is the train depot. IMG_5523  This is a real depot.IMG_5526Oh and the IMG_5530Duluth Historical Society is based in the depot. If you like trains even if you do not care, you really need to check this place out! IMG_5520

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Twisted Soul Kitchen and Bar

imagesWill and I found a great new restaurant. We started out with 1/2 price appetizers, the Shrimp and Crab Fritters were the BEST! Twisted SoulNow 1/2 price on Tuesdays…images-2It is a very comfortable place and our waitress was great.  My drink was outstanding, it was a take on a margarita made with White Lightning (yep, moonshine) it was called a Mountain Rita.

For the mains, I had the braised short rib lasagna with mushrooms goat cheese and tomato sauce. The goat cheese was great in this, it was so smooth and the tomato sauce was just perfect. It was an awesome comfort food, but it was even better today!  Will had the fried chicken. I can honestly say, this is one of the best I have tried in Atlanta.Fried ChickenI got his leftover chicken. Oh here’s my entree. LasagnaThe pasta was so light and delicious.

I totally recommend this restaurant. Let me know what you think!

Fun Staycation Ideas for Downtown Atlanta

If you have kids the fountains in Centennial Olympic Park are tons of fun…IMG_5284

IMG_2298Then you can ride the Sky View Ferris Wheel….IMG_5295    IMG_2289 Then go to The Westin Peachtree Plaza The Sundial restaurant and bar….IMG_2295The top two floors rotate, so you can have a sweet tea or a Coke and get a great view of Atlanta.

There are always the obvious Georgia Aquarium, World of Coke and The College Hall of FameIMG_5341

On the Georgia Tech Campus there is the Clough Garden a roof top garden.

Oh and the new trolley is running and you can ride it for free. It will take you to the King Historic Area and Sweet Auburn Market.IMG_0830The market has fresh fruit, seafood, sausage and meats and restaurants.

A lot of movies are being shot in Atlanta now, so you can go  for an Atlanta Movie Tours…IMG_1667They have several different tours you can take and enjoy.

The Summer is here and there are tons of fun things to do in Atlanta!