Day 5: Atlanta Sights and Huntsville, Alabama

Trip Start Aug 17, 2008
Trip End Sep 05, 2008

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

I woke up with my clothes on and with a piece of chili stuck to my upper lip; it was still delicious in the morning. Evan's bed was covered with a confetti of malox wrappers and smalls crumbs of fruity tums. We headed into downtown Atlanta to see the World of Coca-Cola , the centennial Olympic park , and the Georgia Aquarium (the largest in the world) . We spent about 4 hours walking around, which was probably a good thing, exercise that is. The coke tour was semi-interesting, the tasting room was the highlight, although 90% of the flavors were disgusting.

We left Atlanta at about 3:30PM, our destination; Huntsville, Alabama. Evan has a good friend from college who lives in Huntsville, so we are going to crash at her new house . It was about 225 miles, 3.5 hours. However, we passed the Eastern/Central time line, meaning we gained an hour back. We met Wesley, our host, at her house for a quick tour , then proceeded to Dreamland was exactly what the name implies. The menu is on the wall, but you sit at a table, enveloped in thick, sweet smoke from the massive smoker and oven . The appetizer is 6 slices of wonder bread served with piping hot Dreamland BBQ sauce (which is by far the best tasting sauce we've had) We ordered a full rack of ribs , an 8 oz pulled pork open face sandwich (with pickles), a pint of macaroni and cheese, 1/2 pint of potato salad, a crock of Brunswick stew , and a couple beers. The food arrived instantaneously and we gorged . Everything was delicious, the portions were not huge, but the meat and sauce were fantastic. there we were....leaving Dreamland with a yearning for what do we see literally on the next block....SONIC (America's Drive-In).....we had to go.........we pulled into our drive-in spot for some dessert, fried ice cream blasts.....why eat more you say??? .... why not!!! It was a perfect compliment to our pile of meat, and we needed to try SONIC. We were excited, just watch the video . For those who don't know, the lovely woman driver is Wesley, our host.

For the rest of the night we decided that in anticipation for our trip to the Jack Daniel's Distillery, we would enjoy a bottle in an actual home, not motel, with someone we actually knew (the first one in 5 days....
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