We walked down Freedom Park Path and had breakfast at the Highland Bakery.
From there we walked down the Beltline to Ponce City Market then on to Piedmont Park. The Atlanta Beltline is a trail created where the train line used to be. It was busy! The people of Atlanta use it a lot for walking, running, and cycling. That is so great.
From there we walked to Midtown to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens which were soooooo beautiful. I know, I'm using the word beautiful a lot...what can I say, a lot of Atlanta was beautiful! (or stunning, or amazing!). Some more strolling around enjoying the gardens - and the lovely orchids in the glasshouse and the amazing Chihouly blown glass sculptures (pictured)
Bert then called an Uber for pick up to go to Candler Park where we went to the AMAZING Fox Bros BBQ for lunch.
We walked to Centennial Olympic Park* which is a lovely park to sit and relax. The Coca-Cola factory (museum), the Georgia Aquarium and the Centre for Civil and Human Rights are located here also. Also located there are vending machines which supplied the coldest bottles of coca-colas ever :-) It was a hot day so it was lovely just to sit and relax and sip. Admittedly we also were a bit done in from all that lovely food in Fox Bros!
*Centennial Olympic Park is also the site of the horrific bombing during the 1996 Olympic Games killing 1 person and injuring 11. I am glad it is such a nice spot now and used by so many people - it kind of flies in the face of the hateful act that was carried out there and represents good overcoming evil. In my humble opinion,
On the basis of being done in, that was enough driving for the day so next up was a nice drive through Midtown / Buckhead / Buford Highway. Buford Highway is a very interesting place from a sociological perspective I thought.- famous for its ethnic diversity. Have a read here for more info.