& Atlanta, GA.
I have combined my two weekend trips to South Carolina and Georgia into
one trip page. I visited my friends Fletch and Hester Barker June 28th -
June 30th in Easley, SC which is located just outside Greenville, SC. Fletch
is the former president of Carolina Border
The next weekend, July 7 & 8th I drove down to Atlanta to finally get
a chance to meet Marcia
Bilbrey who is not only a good friend but also a fellow Netwidow
and lives in California. She had a business meeting on Monday in Atlanta and
had the opportunity to fly in on Saturday night which gave us a chance to
spend all day Sunday together seeing the sites. Monday morning I dropped her
off at her Atlanta office and I took off for home. You can read the full
description of the weekend on my journal
page for July 10, 2001.
Also, be sure to check out Marcia's
meanderings page for more photos from her camera of the trip.
I left on Saturday afternoon to drive down to Atlanta to
meet Marcia at the airport. Her flight arrived at 10 pm. By the time we
collected her luggage, drove to the hotel, checked in, and parked the car it
was almost midnight. The next morning we took the MARTA back to downtown Atlanta
to see the sights. The escalator from the subway to the street was virtually straight up and
about five stories high. The picture marked
new is the same escalator but looking up instead of down. Very intimidating
if you are afraid of heights. And, Marcia and I were the only ones on the
escalator at the time.
Once we emerged from the MARTA station we set off to find Olympic
Park where the 1996 Summer Olympic Games were held. This is a picture of
Marcia standing at the main gate. I bet she has one of me doing the same
thing on her camera.
The next three smaller pictures are all taken in the park. The first one
on the left one of the torches.
Marcia has pictures
of me stuffing Major.
The first one was taken in the Underground at the cart where I purchased
Major. The little bear on top of the cart is turning a a crank. The
stuffing is located in the clear tank which has a hose on the left side that
forces the stuffing out as I pressed a pedal to fill the bear. That's major
at home on the kitchen table sitting in his cradle like box showing off his
from the hotel was this lovely park located outside a complex of businesses.
A courtyard looked over the waterfall and garden in the first three
pictures. The last one is just around the corner and down some steps in
front of the entrance to another office building. I loved the fountain and
the lovely flowers.
Hester and Fletch sitting on the deck. The backyard goes beyond the deck
and is a large fenced in area for the dogs to roam around freely. Just
behind Hester is another level where Fletch grilled steaks for dinner on Friday
night with potatoes and salad. I am sitting on the deck across from Fletch
holding their only non-Border Collie, Scooter. He loved to snuggle on your
lap or chest.
Just to the left of Fletch are the sliding glass doors that go from the
porch out to the deck. However, the dogs have their own door which Malcolm
learned to use in less than two minutes. Malcolm is laying in front of
another set of glass doors that goes from the porch into the house. This was
his spot where he would go lay down and cool off when he got too hot
outside. It took several shots but I finally got Malcolm at the various stages of
coming out the dog door.
We took the dogs up to the school to run. Fletch is standing with Dixie,
one of his dogs.
Updated Saturday, April 26, 2003