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Old 11-18-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Awww, come on, Alabama's not so tough (remember, we beat 'em 35-21!! )

Seriously, though, I doubt they'd do anything about Cam Newton and Auburn before our game on December 4. But if they did, would LSU get bumped up to play us? I'm never real clear on all the legalities.

And re Steve Spurrier . . . he's not the most charming . . . but if he can get us to Championships, he's okay with me! Of course, Marcus Lattimore has added a lot of excitement -- he is awesome.

Re Atlanta, unfortunately, we've only got Friday-Sunday with the game taking up most of Saturday. This was a last minute decision to go (and ouch, those Stubhub ticket prices) so there's not much time.

But thanks for the suggestions; we'll do our best to pump some tourist tax dollars in Georgia's economy!
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Old 11-18-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Anyone can tell that is an up and coming destination center, which is exactly what I was talking about if you read the whole context of what I was saying. That is why I mentioned the park and the museums along with that statement. Previously it was a large growing convention center on the edge of downtown, but it further away from hotels, the area wasn't as nice, and there were fewer things to do. Now it is much more of a destination center and not just a big convention hall. I am really sorry if you couldn't put two and two together.

Perhaps I could have chosen better words, but at the end of the day this thread was meant to be short, easy, and light hearted to help a visitor out. Maintaining a hospitable environment can go a long way.

Your maturity is shining nice and brightly yet again
cwkimbro - I really think you should give Newsboy a break here. Everything he stated is true, just as what you stated was.

We take a LOT of grief from people on C-D that claim there was never anything down there until very recently, and it just isn't true. The major infrastructure for our convention industry has been in place for decades.

But you are right - in the past several years, that area has improved in ways I really never could have imagined 15 or so years ago, let alone the past five. I never in my wildest dreams could have ever pictured the park and all the new development that the Olympics caused to occur.
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Old 11-18-2010, 08:37 PM
 
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Downtown boosters have been hammering away for 60 years. That's why we have stuff downtown like the government buildings, the MARTA crossroads, the big sports and entertainment venues, the Georgia State expansion, etc., etc. There is no place in the state Georgia that has enjoyed anything near support from the government, private and institutional sectors that Downtown Atlanta has received.
It's the little things that make life worth living.

I can appreciate all that stuff but I just don't understand why almost everything closes at 6pm. It's be nice to have a couple nice restaurants with patios along Broad Street and a couple other areas. I just wish it had something us locals could enjoy besides sporting events.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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One more question -- what are the parking options around the Georgia Dome? Thanks.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Good morning,

We will be visiting Atlanta for the SEC Championship game. We have booked a hotel in Dunwoody and plan to take the Marta in for the game at the Georgia Dome. We know very little about Atlanta.

Is that a safe part of town and subway route?
You picked about the best spot possible.

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With all the horror stories about bed bugs, has anyone heard of problems at the Courtyard by Marriott?
No, but in Dunwoody? I'd be amazed if you had any problems.

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Any suggestions for a nice restaurant in Dunwoody?
You can't go wrong! I haven't had a bad meal there yet.

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We are really looking forward to visiting!

Thank you.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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One more question -- what are the parking options around the Georgia Dome? Thanks.
I thought you were taking the MARTA? I'd go ahead with that plan if possible.

There is plenty of parking around for $10. And some of the best lots are closest, so if you drive, that's the price you want.
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Old 11-30-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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I thought you were taking the MARTA? I'd go ahead with that plan if possible.

There is plenty of parking around for $10. And some of the best lots are closest, so if you drive, that's the price you want.

Husband and I are going to stay in Dunwoody and take the MARTA in.

Daughter is coming from Columbia with friends. They have school lottery vouchers for the tickets which they have to get at the GeorgiaDome. (That way they can't scalp them!) They have to cash them in together in order to sit together.

Anyway, the kids are coming in multiple cars and parking downtown.

At the end, she's staying over with us as the friends head back to Columbia. So, her car will be parked downtown. I'm concerned about security/safety -- Mom's always worry because kids think they are invincible!

Thanks for all the suggestions from everyone!
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:15 AM
 
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I'd advise she drive over to your hotel and park there, friends and all. Take MARTA to and from the game. It will be hell getting in and out of the city by car that day. But from Dunwooody they can hop on 285 and head back to Columbia. It will be easier, less stressful, and safer.
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:40 AM
 
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^^^^ Just what I was thinking... Will add maybe 10 min to there drive to get to your hotel. After the game they can come back and chill have dinner then head back,
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Old 12-01-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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Even if they wanted to hang out in the city for a bit more and check out the nightlife they're better off taking MARTA. There's some nightlife downtown but it's an easy MARTA ride to check out other areas. And then back to Dunwoody and you won't have to worry about anyone drinking and driving.

As limited as MARTA is, it's still very useful.
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