Feb 16

Oh, Atlanta!

It has been more than 35 years since I last visited Atlanta, Georgia and on a recent trip to meet with one of my business contacts, I was stunned at the change in the city skyline. Atlanta is a city with a rich history reaching back to the mid-19th Century and has now grown from its roots as a railroad town into a sprawling metropolis.

While there, I had the opportunity to try some terrific Southern Fried Chicken and to make a quick stop at the High Museum. The chicken was some of the best I have ever had. Busy Bee’s is the name of this little joint and they have been there for nearly 70 years. I also had a taste of the fried catfish and was duly impressed. The potato salad and corn muffins didn’t disappoint either! The secret to their chicken is to marinate the bird in buttermilk for 12 hours then hand-bread each piece and fry in peanut oil. The place was located in a not-so-nice end of town and the decor is quite dated, but the chicken and fish were fantastic. Food quality is the number one issue of importance in my view. The service was also friendly and efficient.


At the High Museum, I enjoy the architecture most. The lines of the building, the ramp walkway to each level and, best of all —

the open skylight ceiling that permits a tremendous amount of natural light into the viewing gallery. IMG_1010














Air, Light and Wave







For a small museum their collection had some very nice works from American artists, like; the Modernists, Arther Bowen Davies (1862 – 1928)




and Joseph Stella (1877 – 1946).













Another, Paul Manship (1885 – 1966), known as the premiere Art-Deco sculptor of the 20th Century.

Europa and the Bull

Europa and the Bull from Greek Mythology


It was unfortunate that the Botanical Gardens were closed for the winter season. I would have enjoyed spending time in a garden, any garden this time of year! All in all, it was a nice break to get out of the snow and ice of late January and head to a little milder climate.

This trip was also an opportunity for me to test a local in-home senior care service. I may write an article about that in the future.

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    • Echo on February 21, 2015 at 2:03 am
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    Dear Kevin
    We know you as a great teacher with so many talents. When I met you in Atlanta the pics of you I took surprise my whole team: you are so handsome and charming hehe look like at least 10years younger than your looking on computer hehe. They look forward to seeing you in person!

    1. Oh, Thank you, Echo!
      It was nice to meet with you in Atlanta.
      Dinner and the museum were very enjoyable and I am looking forward to seeing the team in a little over one month.

    • Lily on February 23, 2015 at 4:49 am
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    I heard the story of the fried chicken in Atlanta. It must be worthy :))

    1. Truth be told I did not realize how far the restaurant was from hotel, but the chicken and catfish were delicious.

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