One Day in Atlanta

The dual-pane windows that Tiffin used for a few years lost their seals and fogged between the panes of glass. Tiffin has been really good in working with their customers regarding the bad windows – they give the windows for free and charge half of the labor to replace them.  Since our plan is to head to Seattle and we are not sure when we will be back in the southeast we figured we should head to one of favorite places – Red Bay, Alabama and have 5 of our windows replaced under warranty.

Our original plan was to leave Florida and spend a couple of days in the Atlanta area before heading to Red Bay. Well we needed another day at Disney and getting ready to move took a little longer than we planned so we ended up with only a single day in the Atlanta.

We left Sanford Friday and drove about half way to Red Bay, which put us about 90 minutes south of Atlanta in the Twin Oaks RV Park a very nice Passport America Park. We never want to make dinner after a day of driving our house down the road so we used UrbanSpoon to find a place for dinner – Steamers Seafood Grill and Oyster Bar. We started with the fried mushrooms. I had the combo of clam strips, scallops, and shrimp while Leslie had the shrimp. We each had the fries and cole slaw. The fried food had a very light breading and was very good. The cole slaw was excellent, but the fries were fair at best.

Steamers Grill

Steamers Grill

Today we got up and headed into Atlanta to visit the Jimmy Carter Museum and Library.

Carter Museum and Library

Carter Museum and Library

We started the tour watching a short movie that gave an over of Jimmy Carters life before, during and after his presidency. Jimmy Carter was a graduate of the Naval Academy and was planning a career in the Navy. When his father passed away he left the Navy to take run the family farm and peanut business.  We spent a few hours looking at the exhibits that detailed his early political career, the campaign for the White House, the various programs and positions he put forward, along with all the work the Carters did after he left office.  Of course one of the many things that Jimmy Carter is known for is the brokering of peace between Egypt and Israeli.

Egypt Israeli Peace Accord

Egypt Israeli Peace Accord

This is our second visit to a Presidential Library and look forward to visiting some of the others as we continue our travels. Here are a couple of pictures of the replica of the Carter Oval Office.

Carter Oval Office

Carter Oval Office

After spending a number of hours wondering around the museum we were both hungry.  We have a list of places to eat that we made from watching various programs on both the Food and Travel Networks. We have 4 places on the list for Atlanta – but could only eat at one. We chose The Vortex Bar and Grill and are extremely happy we did. We started with the Cheddar Balls O’ Glory. Let’s see fried balls of cheddar cheese served with jalapeno ranch dip – sounds good and it was. We then decided on two of their famous 100% ground sirloin burgers to split. We got the Yokohama Mama – this is burger topped with a teriyaki glaze, jack cheese, and a ring of grilled pineapple.  The other burger was the Big Bad Voodoo Patty which is a burger topped with a big helping
of their original chipotle cream cheese, 4 strips of perfect bacon, and sweet and spicy green pepper jelly. The burgers were amazing – some of the best we have had – ever.

Vortex Bar and Grill

Vortex Bar and Grill

When we arrived at the restaurant and there was a person in the parking lot charging $10 to park. When we inquired why he told us of the Inman Park Festival (http://inmanparkfestival.org/) which was a few blocks away. We wondered down to the festival and were amazed at the size of the festival and the number of artist.

Inman Park Festival

Inman Park Festival

It might have been only a single day in Atlanta – but it was great.

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