Au Rendez-Vous (a Restaurant)

ImageThis place is so far off of the radar. This is a little restaurant on Clairmont across from the Chamblee Library. It is french, obviously, I started with the soup, leek soup.ImageIt was very flavorful and but right. Then I panicked I ordered the French Cheeseburger. I mean they had a french menu with mussels and snails and rabbit and duck. I ordered the French Cheeseburger, but, it was very good. The croissant was excellent!

I have to go back for more. Very reasonably priced too. 

Decatur Art Festival Part Deux

ImageA great deal to see at this years Decatur Art Festival. It was packed on Sunday. It is a fun thing to do for everyone in the family. They have really great musicians and some really good festival food. I had the Jalepeno corn dog. It was great! I am in trouble too, because it is so good it is craveable. They also offered healthier grub too, but hey it’s a Festival and we are on Staycation! (Yes they had funnel cakes) 

They had an open mike for comedians. There were 3 of them and they were all really good. They each made me laugh out loud.

ImageThe girl is just in high school. Good fun!

There were a lot of interesting artists, photographers, jewelry artisans, wood workers and ceramist (potters). I got a really cool bracelet. Image

If you can you should try and make it next year. It really is a blast!

Bantam & Biddy

Bantam & Biddy

I dine out by myself a lot. On some occasions, you are invisible to the waitstaff, today I was semi invisible. I ordered soup and sandwich and could the soup come out first please.
Nope same time. He did refill my water though, after about 7 minutes of waiting.
But the food is out of this world. I will go back and order many other items. This was a meatloaf sandwich it was delicious!
Sometimes you can be invisible when you drive. Let me know if you have experienced this!
Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

Downtown Atlanta

ImageThere are a lot of fun things to do in downtown Atlanta. There are a few movies being filmed downtown right now. I enjoyed a great bowl of soup at Legal Seafood, it was wonderful. My waiter, Chris didn’t know which movie was filming but if Angelina Jolie was involved he would jump off the building to get her autograph (he is a huge fan, duh) It took the people filming an hour to shoot an Audi drive down Luckie St.

ImageThen just a short walk into Centennial Olympic Park. They have the fountains spraying water and little kids running around and giggling, it is impossible not to get caught up in their happiness!

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Then onward and upward to Skyview Atlanta. I cannot lie, it is a little scary at first, but you get used to it and you can see everything!Image

That’s Bobby Dodd Stadium. I totally recommend giving it a whirl.

Next stop, CNN Center. I didn’t take the tour, maybe another day. Image

These things are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to downtown Atlanta. We will explore other things to do another day! Any questions, let me know!

Visit to a Spectacular Place

ImageThis is BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.  A Mandir is a Hindu place of worship. My photos don’t do it justice. It left me in awe and and in an overwhelming sense of peace.  No photos can be taken inside.

This Mandir was inaugurated in 2007. More than 34,000 individual pieces were carved by hand in India, shipped to the USA and assembled in Lilburn Georgia like a grand 3 D puzzle. It is amazing!

ImageMandir is comprised of 3 different types of stone, Turkish Limestone, Italian Marble, and Indian Pink Sandstone.

IMG_1585This is an unbelievable  experience.