Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Do Ya Love It?

What do I love about where I live?
Part of downtown Athens, Georgia.

I don't know how many times I've told someone that Athens is great if you're a college student.  If you're older than that, it doesn't take you long to realize that you aren't the demographic for economic development in town.  Bars, apartment complexes, street festivals, bars, food take-out and delivery, nail salons, waxing shops, bars, football weekends, bars.

There are things I like about Athens:
quirky, interesting stores downtown (but finding a parking space to get to them is a nightmare)
summer (UGA students are gone, meaning traffic is immediately lighter)
the local restaurants (wide-ranging menus city-wide)
independent bookstores (yes, there's a B&N, but there are also little blink-and-you'll miss them treasures)
being "close" to Atlanta (for big events as well as one-day trips.)

2 comments:

  1. Haven't been to Athens but would like to someday. We've been to the airport in Atlanta and driven south but never stopped very long. Some day.....

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  2. I love quirky little stores the most!

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