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Travel Blogs from Athens
Drove through some driving rain for a few hours, but made it to Madison, GA. It'll be only three hours to home on Sunday. It's so nice we can park our traveling hotel room safe and secure in a Walmart parking lot whenever we need to! Of course another typical Switzer travel experience ...
... to Trappeze, where we encountered a lower level of service than before, but it was post lunchtime rush and the food and beers were excellent still. Terrapin's Hopsecutioner and Uinta's Hop Notch were the choices this time, along with the pulled pork sliders and fries... the garlic dip to die for!
After this we headed down to Nuci's Space for the auction. Bill gave us a lift, after much amusement and confusion as to what was happening! This ...
... to be the theme of the weekend as even Wes Freed's poster has' HeAthens Homecoming' as the title. The band loves their fans and quite obviously are in awe of those willing to travel for their music.
I personally had a surprise mid-set as they kicked into The Night GG Allin Came To Town and songs like Uncle Frank, Ghost To Most and Let There Be Rock did what they intended - The place was alive with fans and the band was loving every second of it.
Friday was a very strange day... we had breakfast at Weaver D's (the fried chicken was out of this world), but on leaving there we encountered Matt from the DBT crew who told us that sad news that Craig Lieske had passed away after the show the night before.
Craig was the band's merchandise guy, and the link between the fans and the band. He always took time to speak with anyone, and showed genuine interest in them and what they had to say, was ...
... 1 fifth of the band had been seen.
We freshened up and ventured out to find Flickers to get food, see Craig's band Echo Canyon and to meet and greet fellow fans.
Food was had at a diner called Clocked. There were old school sci fi film posters plastered on the walls and a mushroom and Swiss burger on the menu; full of win. Ian and Dave had a burger named the Bronco burger... stacked high with every burger topping you can imagine, I realised we would not be losing ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking