Next post will the last on our
visit. It will be about our tour of CNN
Headquarters. I think I have bored you
all enough. However, I have a few tidbits to share from our visit to Atlanta . Atlanta
We stayed at this name brand hotel. They have a nice customer service. If you are going to a touristy place (like CNN Headquarters), the hotel van will drop you. When you are ready to return to the Hotel, call them and the van will come and pick you up. One morning we were boarding the van to go some place. The driver is a black gentleman. My wife (LG) boarded the van first and she was going towards the back seats. I asked her to sit in the front seat. The driver heard this. He told my wife:
Please sit in the front madam. Those days are OVER.
He was very emotional and the way he said “OVER” was louder and more pronounced. (Remember Rosa Parks' story? She refused to sit in the back of the bus in South when non-whites were not allowed to sit in the front seats.) (I had a chuckle.)
Remember on the last day we were held up in our hotel room and could not go anywhere because of heavy snow and ice storm! That evening we went to the hotel lounge to have a drink. How long we can stay in the hotel room? (We later found out that the Police Officers working in that area could not go home due to heavy snow. They were put up in our hotel with an instruction that they are on 24 hour duty.)
We entered the lounge and sat in a corner. We saw about 10 Police Officers nearer to our table and drinking orange juice. I originally that it was vodka and orange juice. I had an eye contact with one of the officers. He smiled. That is enough for an extreme extrovert like me. I smiled back. And, I said: Hey guys, this is the safest place in
now. They had a question mark in their
faces. I said I am glad Atlanta ’s finest is here to protect us. Full
of smiles all over. Atlanta
Then I offered to buy them a beer. One of the officers said: “Thank you sir. But we are on duty now. May be some other time.” I replied: Yeah sure.
I want to end this post with a photo. So here is a photo of Georgia Dome, the home of the Atlanta Braves, a professional American Football team in
. I know, unless you are a die hard American
Football fan, you won’t give a damn about this.
Seating capacity: 74,228. This is the largest indoor sporting facility in the United States. Atlanta, Georgia