Centennial Park, site of the 1996 Summer Olympics
I thought I'd better post this before the month of July is over!
Our friend Mark moved to Atlanta several years ago; he told us the nickname of Atlanta is Hotlanta. Whatever the connotations, it was hot, hot, hot, temperature-wise, over the fourth of July weekend.
Our relatives were in Atlanta for a few days. We had planned to take them to see the Fourth of July Fireworks somewhere. Having just arrived from Southern California, they wanted to relax and get acclimated to the heat and humidity so they declined. We immediately switched to Plan B, which was to attend a ballroom dancing party at Mark's friends' place in the suburbs. It was our first time at such an event. What fun! Great music, fabulous food, and enthusiastic and graceful dancers. It was enjoyable watching them dance. Check out the video and let us know what you think! Incidentally, Mark is a freelance dance teacher and host (on cruiseships). If you're in Atlanta and are looking for some dance lessons, look him up. He can be reached via email at email@example.com
The dance party ended early. Guess where we saw the fourth of July fireworks? In the Home Depot parking lot at nearby Roswell. What a neat little town! We'll be back.
Fourth of July on the Charles River in Boston
Gasparilla Pirate Festival in Tampa, Florida
The best day trip outside of Jacksonville, Florida