Wednesday, June 29, 2016

On The Road - Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind is my favorite movie. I've wanted to visit Atlanta for years to see where it all came to life. 



We started with hotel breakfast. I finally got my grits and they were delicious. 




We took the subway to Margaret Mitchell's house. On the elevator there was a sign advising that public urination is against the law. But apparently pooping on the elevator isn't. It was not pleasant. 
We'll spare you any pictures!




After learning you have to move quick to get on the train, we walked the short distance to the house. 

In our (mostly mine) excitement, we were about an hour early. We sat on a bench and did some people watching. 

A man sang to us and we struck up a conversation with a local. She gave us great food recommendations. So many nice people!



This is the house, although Margaret Mitchell only rented an apartment. It houses a gift shop and other exhibits. 




It had two fires in the nineties but the original apartment was intact after both. 




The furniture isn't original to Mitchell, but there were no ropes. I made coffee. 




The apartment was a good size. 




They did have a sign that we couldn't use the toilet. But there were bathrooms upstairs. So I peed at Margaret Mitchell's house. 



Across the courtyard they had the giant painting that hung on Rhett's wall. 



There was also the door from Tara. 





For lunch we took a trolley to Sweet Auburn Market. It's an indoor farmers market. 




We walked around to see what was available. There was a huge variety. 



We settled on an Ecuadoran place. 

 

We got shredded beef and cheese empanadas. It came with three great sauces...one like a very hot enchilada sauce, one an almost sour cream sauce, and a great avocado cilantro sauce. They mixed together very well! 

  


After lunch we had time to drive to Marietta for another museum. This was started by a collector who loved the book and movie. 





It's signature item was Scarlett's honeymoon outfit. 




Our local recommended Pappadeaux for seafood. 



I got a Captain's Hurricane. It was very rummy!!




We shared a delicious seafood platter. There was a stuffed crab, two kinds of fish and more. 
A catfish filet, a talapia  filet, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, and a crab cake. Tons of French fries, too!   It all came out fast and hot, and very tasty. Excellent Cajun spices!. 

Now for a little relaxation before we hit the road heading west tomorrow. 
Gonna try to find a good breakfast place between Atlanta & Birmingham, then do lunch in Tupelo. Looking forward to what we find on the road!